Saucy Sherlock: Nude scenes detective show is most watched on BBC
The 'A Scandal In Belgravia' episode, which features actress Laura Pulver naked but for a pair of high heels, has attracted more than 2.5 million viewers online.
The programme - the first edition of the series screened on New Year's Day - drew around 100 complaints from viewers who were offended by the flesh-flashing scenes.
But new figures released by the BBC show the programme was way ahead of all others in the period from January to April of this year.
The episode, called A Scandal In Belgravia, featured Pulver as Irene Adler, filming one notable scene entirely naked except for her high heel shoes.
New figures show it was seen 2.5 million times on the iPlayer - 600,000 more than the next most popular show, which was the third installment of the drama series.
Sherlock proved to be a massive draw in general, taking all of the top three places in the most-watched list.