Sherlock Second Season Draws Big Ratings For PBS

The second season premier of Sherlock drew big ratings for PBS on Sunday evening.

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Sherlock, a modern-day reworking of the sleuth by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, returned to PBS on Sunday evening for a second season. In the UK the second season aired on BBC One to high ratings and good reviews – and third season has already been commissioned.

American fans of Sherlock have had to wait a little longer for the drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Sunday night’s opening episode was seen by 3.2 million viewers, according to a press release by PBS, and that figure does not include replays, DVR playback or online streaming meaning the actual figure could be considerably higher when all those formats are also taken into account.

“Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have taken Sherlock and Watson to a whole new level, We’re thrilled that viewers have responded so enthusiastically to this groundbreaking series.” – Rebecca Eaton, Masterpiece executive producer