Finally, some news the British Broadcasting Corporation can be happy about!
BBC series 'Sherlock' has been named the best show on British television for 2012, per a survey conducted by Radio Times magazine of television critics and writers in the United Kingdom.
'Sherlock' finished its second series this year, as both of its stars rise in stature, as Benedict Cumberbatch is the bad guy in the upcoming 'Star Trek' sequel and Martin Freeman can currently be seen in theaters as Bilbo Baggins in the first 'Hobbit' film. The show beat out 'Homeland,' which airs on Channel 4, and 'Twenty Twelve,' a mockumentary about the London Summer Olympics.
'The Thick of It,' a political satire, and 'Fresh Meat' filled out the top five.
'Downton Abbey' took a pretty big fall, dropping three spots from fifth in 2011 to eighth this year. 'Doctor Who' also fell, falling seven spots from eight to 15th. Ouch.
The Danish version of 'The Killing' topped last year's list, above 'The Shadow Line' and 'Frozen Planet.' This year it fell to 38th place, even though it is considered far superior to the American version.
"Sherlock delivered the TV event of the year with three perfect episodes," said RadioTimes.com editor Tim Glanfield.
Do you think the critics got it right?