Today, the BBC was able to release more of the consolidated viewing data for “Sherlock: The Abominable Bride” across many key measures and mediums, and suffice it to say that the show is now entering its fourth season (airing more than likely in 2017) with plenty of momentum.
Overall, the show drew 11.6 million viewers in the United Kingdom alone, which is incredibly impressive no matter how you look at it. The special was a huge hit in both America and China, where it had in particular a wonderful theatrical run. Part of the reason for the show’s special is, at least from our vantage point, the demand. You have to wait for a long time to see some new episodes come on the air, and thanks to that it generates a lot of interest in seeing what sort of ideas the show brings to the table.
In a statement, BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore said the following:
“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.”
Filming for the fourth season is slated to begin in the spring, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman coming back to reprise their roles. After the twisted story of “The Abominable Bride,” we have a feeling that we are going to be sticking to the present and some more consistent stories in a particular period of time moving forward.
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