Sherlock continues strong performance
BBC One’s modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes continued to perform well last night for the broadcaster as 6.5 million viewers returned for the second part in the new series.
BBC One’s modern-day take on Sherlock Holmes continued to perform well last night for the broadcaster as 6.5 million viewers returned for the second part in the new series. Sherlock has been adapted by Doctor Who writers Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat and opened last week with an impressive 7.5 million viewers – a good reviews. The performance of the opening episode alone has reportedly convinced the BBC to order a new series. Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock with Martin Freeman as side-kick Watson. Last night’s second episode was seen by 6.5 million viewers – a drop of 1 million viewers but still a strong performance for the crime drama.
Elsewhere Channel Five’s talent contest Don’t Stop Believing, presented by Emma Bunton, had just 590,000 viewers – down considerably on its opening installment of 1.5 million. However, last night’s edition of the talent contest was shunted back an hour by Five for coverage of the cricket – a move which badly dented ratings for Don’t Stop Believing. Top Gear on BBC Two had 4.7 million viewers which was down slightly on last week’s edition that featured Tom Cruise. Last of the Summer Wine – now in its final series – had just under 4 million viewers at 7pm for BBC One while Countryfile had 4.3 million viewers at 7.30.
Heartbeat on ITV1 at 8pm had 4.3 million viewers while Channel Four had 2 million for Amish: World’s Squarest Teenagers at the same time. The latest action from the Big Brother house interested 1.9 million viewers at 9pm for the channel while Alan Carr: Chatty Man was seen by 1.2 million viewers at 10pm.