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Planet Earth II, Sherlock among BBC Worldwide’s most popular global shows

Local versions of Strictly Come Dancing also popular

BBC Worldwide has revealed its most popular shows around the world with local versions of Strictly Come Dancing, and Planet Earth II and Sherlock topping the list.

International versions of the Strictly format proved to be BBC Worldwide’s biggest show in the US, France, Italy, Sweden, Poland and Norway.

In Germany, Planet Earth II was most popular; while drama series Sherlock dominated in Russia.

Paul Dempsey, president, global markets, BBC Worldwide, said, ‘The sheer quality of great British shows like Planet Earth II, Sherlock and Dancing with the Stars makes them audience favourites around the world. At the same time we are also seeing a definite trend towards escapist entertainment as viewers look to take refuge from a complex world’.