11.6 million viewers tuned in to BBC One for the Sherlock special on New Year’s Day last week.
‘The Abominable Bride’ was the most watched programme between 21 December 2015 and 1 January 2016 across all channels.
Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One commented: “After a two year wait, it’s incredible to see the indisputable power of Sherlock bringing the nation together to make it the biggest show of the festive season. It’s a tribute to the talented team behind this much loved show.”
Sherlock producer Sue Vertue added: “We are thrilled to be a hit in both 2016 and 1895.”
‘The Abominable Bride’ is the second most watched Sherlock episode ever, beaten only by Season 3’s opener ‘The Empty Hearse’ in January 2014 with 12.7 million viewers.
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