Easy deduction: China's in love with 'Curly Fu,' aka Sherlock

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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

SHANGHAI (AP) — Zhou Yeling dragged herself out of bed at 5 a.m. for a long-awaited date with her favorite Englishman — Sherlock Holmes.

Zhou, 19, watched the third season premiere of the BBC's “Sherlock” on Jan. 2 on the British broadcaster's website. Two hours later, the episode started showing with Chinese subtitles on Youku.com, a video website. Youku said it was viewed more than 5 million times in the first 24 hours, becoming the site's most popular program to date.

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