Downton Abbey finale attracts 8.4 million


The final episode of Downton Abbey was watched by an average of 8.4 million viewers, overnight figures show.

Viewing peaked at 9.2 million at the start of the extended 95-minute episode at 21:00 GMT, with 8.5 million seeing it through to the end.

Although billed as the final episode, there will be a Christmas special which fans hope will tie up some loose ends before the drama officially ends.

The series, which first began in 2010, has been a hit around the world.