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Faces & names: ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Sherlock’ raise PBS ratings

PBS has become a Sunday night ratings force with “Downton Abbey” and “Sherlock.”

Season 4 of “Downton” — detailing the life of a fictional aristocratic family and its servants a century ago — averaged 13.2 million total viewers, according to Nielsen — up 15 percent compared with the previous season.

Meanwhile, the third season of “Sherlock” — a modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle — averaged

6.6 million, for a whopping 50 percent gain compared with Season 2.

 “Downton” has been renewed for Season 5. “Sherlock” creators have promised more episodes, although the details haven’t been announced.