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'Sherlock' Finale Pulls Lowest Ratings Of Series Three

14/01/2014 09:46 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT

Despite being the dramatic conclusion to the third series, Sunday's episode of 'Sherlock' had fans reaching for the remote.

The show rated lower than the other two episodes of the series, pulling in a low of 8.8m viewers.

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Sunday's finale - which saw Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) face nemesis Magnussen (Lars Mikkelsen) - received a mixed response from critics. See what we had to say about it here.

Meanwhile, new episodes of the BBC One drama could hit screens as soon as Christmas.

The Mirror reports that BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson wants to film new episodes this summer in time for a Christmas special and a full series for 2015.

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