Here’s a link to an article I wrote for Mediatel’s Newsline. I don’t usually post them here as they tend to be more for people in the media research industry, but I thought this article might be of wider interest to any Sherlock fans.
The article looks at the record amounts of people who time-shifted ‘The Empty Hearse’ in the UK or watched it on-demand and puts this in the context of wider trends in TV viewing.
The article also makes the important point that the TV ratings are a measure of viewings, not viewers, so they do include repeated viewings by hardcore fans looking for clues! You can read the full article here.
Having now seen all three of this series, I am going to go against the grain and say that the second one set around the wedding was by far my favourite Sherlock so far.