PBS Receives Second-Most Emmy® Awards of Any Network

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MASTERPIECE “Sherlock” Leads All Shows with Seven Emmy® Awards

PBS programs were honored with the second-most Emmy® Awards of any network, tied with CBS. On Monday, August 25, PBS received three Primetime Emmy® Awards, for MASTERPIECE “Sherlock: His Last Vow.” These awards join an additional eight Creative Arts Primetime Emmys that PBS won on August 16. MASTERPIECE “Sherlock: His Last Vow” received an overall total of seven Emmy® Awards - the highest among all programs.

“We are extremely proud of all of our programs honored by the Academy this year, especially MASTERPIECE’s ‘Sherlock’,” said Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. “This is a golden age for drama on television, and we’re very pleased that public television has been recognized with the second-most awards of any network. My sincere congratulations to the team at MASTERPIECE, and our individual honorees for their well-deserved Emmy Awards.”

"SHERLOCK delivers! Big audiences, great reviews, and now the hardware;" says MASTERPIECE Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. "We're so happy for 'the boys' and for Sue and Beryl Vertue and all our gifted colleagues at Hartswood, the BBC, and PBS."

"We are still reeling from Sherlock's success, and the joy it has brought so many! We came out to LA thinking we would take nothing home but the memory of a great night - to have won seven Emmys in total is something none of us will ever forget;" said Sherlock co-creator and writer Steven Moffat.

PBS’ Primetime Emmy® award winners are:

MASTERPIECE “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie- Martin Freeman
Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special- Steven Moffat