The first episode of Sherlock‘s new season was the most watched programme over the festive season in the UK, across all channels.
‘The Six Thatchers’ pulled in 11.3 million viewers and a consolidated audience share of 37.8% on New Year’s Day, consolidated viewing data has revealed today.
Sherlock producer Sue Vertue commented: “We are absolutely thrilled that over 11 million people tuned in to ‘The Six Thatchers’ on New Year’s Day and over the past week. It’s a show we love to make so it’s fantastic that it’s also a show that people seem to want to watch and we are incredibly grateful to all the fans that support it each series.”
Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, added: “Sherlock is a jewel in BBC One’s crown and I’m thrilled that for the second year running it’s the most watched show over the Christmas period. Huge credit to the creative genius of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, who continue to raise the bar with each new series.”
Last year’s one-off Sherlock special, ‘The Abominable Bride’, also topped the festive ratings with over 11 million viewers.
The Sherlock Season 4 finale airs next Sunday at 9pm on BBC One.
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