Sherlock Season 4 Premiere Viewership Falls a Bit

Sherlock Season 4 Premiere Viewership Falls a Bit

The much-liked detective show, Sherlock, returned for its fourth season on January 1. The first episode, “The Six Thatchers,” reached 3.7 million viewers in the US on PBS, according to Deadline, which is down slightly from Season 3’s January 2014 premiere of 4 million.

That number was a record for the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring show stateside.

Compared to Sherlock‘s January 1, 2016 special, “The Abominable Bride,” Season 4’s premiere rose 7 percent in viewership on PBS.

In the UK, Sherlock‘s Season 4 premiere tallied more viewers. It picked up 8.1 million viewers on BBC One, according to Deadline; that was also down from Season 3’s premiere (1.1 million viewers in the UK).

Season 4’s second episode, “The Lying Detective,” airs this Sunday, January 8, at 9 PM ET. You can watch a teaser for it in the video embed above. There will be three episodes in all for Season 4, wrapping up on January 15 with a chapter titled “The Final Problem.”

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