BBC's 'Sherlock' is a hit in Chinese market

By Chelsea Lewis ,

BBC's Sherlock has returned to television with huge ratings for its debut episode and shocked audiences when the show was a success in China.

Recent episodes of Sherlock have drawn in up to five million viewers and online fan clubs have been popping up drawing in thousands of members, The Daily Mirror reported.

Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch, known for his work on Star Trek: Into Darkness and Martin Freeman, who can be seen in The Hobbit films. Cumberbatch is known for being a heartthrob over in China and around the world with his dashing good looks.

The AP added that in China, Holmes is known as "Curly Fu" after his Chinese name, Fuermosi.

An online viewing platform in China called Youku.com aired an episode on January 2, which drew in over five million views. This is the most viewership that the company had seen for a single episode. The third season of Sherlock has drawn in over 14.5 million people.

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