Morning roundup: CPB Board plans a field trip, Downton ratings grow

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  • The next CPB Board meeting, Feb. 10, will take directors on a field trip. While the morning session will be at headquarters in Washington, D.C., the board will head to WETA in suburban Arlington, Va., in the afternoon for a look inside PBS NewsHour. Also on the agenda: updates on diversity work, spectrum issues and American Graduate activities.
  • If you thought ratings for the Season 4 premiere of Downton Abbey were high, wait until you read these numbers: PBS and WGBH announced Monday that the Jan. 5 Masterpiece episode had an average audience of 15.5 million viewers, 52 percent more than the 10.2 million average audience initially reported in Nielsen Fast National data.

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