– Premiere Episode Averaged 3.2 Million Viewers on PBS Stations Nationwide –
PBS announced today that “Sherlock” has a welcome home in the 21st century — Sunday night’s premiere of MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!’s second season averaged 3.2 million viewers, not including those viewing through station replays, DVRs or online streaming. (Nielsen Fast National data, 2.1 household rating.) The premiere of the second season of the BAFTA Award-winning series more than doubled the average PBS primetime rating (based on metered market averages). New episodes of “Sherlock” debut each Sunday night on MASTERPIECE through May 20.
“Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have taken Sherlock and Watson to a whole new level,” said MASTERPIECE executive producer Rebecca Eaton. “We’re thrilled that viewers have responded so enthusiastically to this groundbreaking series.”
“The updated ‘Sherlock’ is witty and engaging, breathing new life into the classic stories,” said PBS senior vice president & chief TV programming executive John F. Wilson. “It’s the perfect combination of IQ and GQ for the PBS audience.”
PBS stations have brought viewers across the nation together for events dedicated to the new season, partnering with organizations across their communities for activities and screenings. Online, fans were given the opportunity to watch a sneak preview of the opening minutes of Series 2 on Facebook, beginning two weeks before broadcast; on May 2, a live-streamed fan Q&A from New York with actor Benedict Cumberbatch, co-creator Steven Moffat and producer Sue Vertue was shared across the Internet.
In addition, on May 6, nearly 15,000 fans checked in on the GetGlue entertainment social network, creating a social media reach of more than seven million people and earning the #3 trending spot on the site. Among the thousands of Sherlock tweets during broadcast, nearly 5,000 contained the official #SherlockPBS hashtag, according to social media monitoring service Meltwater Buzz.
The new season — which rejoins Sherlock and Watson in the midst of the nail-biting Series 1 conclusion — will be available on the PBS Video Portal after each national broadcast for a limited time (watch the premiere episode, “A Scandal in Belgravia,” here). Both seasons can be purchased on shoppbs.org. More information about Sherlock can be found on pbs.org/masterpiece.
60 Minutes (1.6/5) 11.730 million viewers
Amazing Race (Season Finale) (2.7/7) 9.400 million viewers
NYC 22 (1.2/3) 6.870 million viewers
-NYC 22 is doing horrible.
America's Funniest Home Videos (2.0/7) 6.570 million viewers
Once Upon A Time (3.0/8) 8.950 million viewers
Desperate Housewives (2.7/7) 9.220 million viewers
GCB (Season/Series Finale) (1.8/5) 5.560 million viewers
-GCB may be back depending on how the pilots go, OUAT still at a 3 is amazing
Dateline (0.7/2) 3.170 million viewers
Harry's Law (0.8/2) 7.680 million viewers
Celebrity Apprentice (1.9/5) 6.230 million viewers
-.8 for HL still baffles my mind how old is skews
The Simpsons (R) (1.1/4) 2.260 million viewers
The Cleveland Show (1.4/4) 3.110 million viewers
The Simpsons (2.2/6) 4.840 million viewers
Bob's Burgers (1.8/5) 3.720 million viewers
Family Guy (2.7/7) 5.640 million viewers
American Dad (2.3/6) 4.820 million viewers
-Mixed bag, BB isnt looking so hot anymore
2 Broke Girls (Season Finale) (3.3/10) 8.990 million viewers
Two and a Half Men (3.8/10) 11.430 million viewers
Mike & Molly (3.1/8) 10.140 million viewers
Hawaii Five-0 (2.3/6) 9.390 million viewers
-2 Broke Girls ended with series low but still performed well, growing in the 2nd half hour
Dancing with the Stars (2.7/7) 16.370 million viewers
Castle (Season Finale) (2.4/6) 12.360 million viewers
-Castle did very well!
The Voice (3.8/10) 10.740 million viewers
Smash (1.8/5) 5.720 million viewers
-Voice still strong, Smash will be in trouble next season without a good lead in.
Bones (1.9/6) 7.020 million viewers
House (2.1/5) 6.090 million viewers
-Both are hurting
Gossip Girl (0.4/1) 0.830 million viewers
Hart Of Dixie (0.6/2) 1.370 million viewers
-GG is doing worse than Nikita now. Thats how bad it is doing. HoD should be renewed over The Secret Circle but who knows what the CW will do next week!
NCIS (3.1/10) 18.200 million viewers
NCIS: Los Angeles (3.0/8) 14.560 million viewers
Unforgettable (Season/Series Finale) (2.0/5) 10.840 million viewers
-NCIS both strong and steady in the demo, Unforgettable will be forgotten very quickly
Last Man Standing (Season Finale) (1.7/5) 6.620 million viewers
Cougar Town (1.5/4) 4.630 million viewers
Dancing with the Stars: Results (2.4/6) 13.710 million viewers
Private Practice (1.4/4) 5.770 million viewers
-PP hurt by The Voice finale. OK ending for LMS
Fashion Star (Season/Series Finale) (1.3/4) 4.300 million viewers
The Voice: Results (Season Finale) (4.4/11) 11.900 million viewers
-Voice strong; Fashion Star weak (but pretty steady)
Glee (2.7/8) 6.670 million viewers
New Girl (Season Finale) (2.8/7) 5.610 million viewers
New Girl (R) (1.5/4) 3.260 million viewers
-Nice bump for New Girl's finale
90210 (0.6/2) 1.150 million viewers
The LA Complex (0.2/1) 0.540 million viewers
-lol 90210 steady in the demo
I'm predicting the next season of the voice will only have 9million viewers in the series premiere.
Just remember the 2nd season premiered right after the Superbowl, so I'm pretty sure they'll do something along the same lines. Especially considering the show's decline, somewhat, throughout the season.
The Voice season 3 premiere is gonna be awesome due to blind audition
after that and those battle rounds boring ass show? it's gonna falling hard again...
I must say, The Voice finale last night was a complete mess and boring!!
The Power of Justin Bieber saved it
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I am a huge huge fan and I cannot wait to see what is coming next.
Survivor: One World (2.8/9) 9.970 million viewers
Criminal Minds (2.9/8) 11.620 million viewers
CSI (Season Finale) (2.4/7) 10.730 million viewers
The Middle (1.9/6) 6.600 million viewers
Suburgatory (2.1/6) 5.940 million viewers
Modern Family (4.4/12) 10.580 million viewers
Don't Trust The B in Apt. 23 (2.3/6) 5.690 million viewers
Revenge (2.2/6) 7.010 million viewers
-Held up, all should be safe for next season
Betty White's Off Their Rockers (1.5/5) 5.200 million viewers
Betty White's Off Their Rockers (1.4/4) 5.000 million viewers
Rock Center With Brian Williams (0.7/2) 3.300 million viewers
Law And Order: SVU (1.8/5) 5.900 million viewers
-Rock Center has been pulled. FINALLY. SVU repeats will take its place
American Idol (4.5/13) 16.460 million viewers
America's Next Top Model (R) (0.3/1) 0.780 million viewers
America's Next Top Model (0.4/1) 1.600 million viewers
-It has fallen far from its 7 million glory days lol