Poor viewing figures to blame as Downton Abbey wins battle of maids-and-ladies TV
LAST UPDATED AT 10:59 ON Mon 23 Apr 2012
THE BBC has cancelled Upstairs Downstairs, its period drama which was viewed as a direct rival to ITV's hugely successful Downton Abbey. The Daily Telegraph reports that the series, which revived the hit 1970s show, was initially seen as a success when it aired in 2010 with viewing figures of 7.
It?s Downton Abbey for the win, as the BBC has decided not to renew the show?s competition for the period drama crowd Upstairs Downstairs. Although the latter has a much longer history than does Downton, the ratings just aren?t livi... Read Post
Bad news for fans of the new Upstairs Downstairs – it has been cancelled by the BBC. The show always struggled to come out from under the shadow of Downton Abbey and it clearly lost the ratings war as ratings declined near the end o... Read Post
The updated period drama’s axing comes with an ironic twist that only Downton Abbey‘s Dowager Countess might appreciate. The original Upstairs Downstairs aired on ITV from 1971 to 1975, with the reboot airing on BBC1 and often facin... Read Post