“DOWNTON ABBEY” POPULAR WITH KIDS?

Posted 2 years ago

By Jason Wentworth

BEVERLY HILLS (AP) – Hugh Bonneville is surprised to learn that young people watch “Downton Abbey.” He says he was on the playground with his son one day and an eleven-year-old boy came up to him to say that he didn’t like the character Thomas. He says it was the first time he realized the show “was breaking the boundaries of the expected audience.” He says he became “gradually aware that young people had bought into the show.” Season Three starts Sunday on PBS.