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.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
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.