Both "Moriarty" and "NEXT YEAR" were quickly turning up on trending topics on Twitter for the UK area.
Sue Vertue, producer of Sherlock, replied to the outrage via her Twitter, saying:
As the team is currently still filming, the delay doesn't come as a big surprise but it's still bad news for fans who have waited for the conclusion of the famous cliffhanger of season one for over a year now.
More waiting? Any recommendations of what to watch in the meantime, ONTD?