Sherlock premiered its third season last night in the UK to a record 9.2 million total viewers (a 33.8% share), which marks the best performance of any episode of the series, ever. It also makes Sherlock the most-watched “holiday” drama for the BBC, beating out holiday episodes of Doctor Who and Downton Abbey.

Sherlock will be making its debut stateside on PBS January 19.

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