Never mind the stories making no sense and bending logic. Why on earth would the BBC sack a man who has just produced a series that consistently appears in the Top 20 Most Watched programmes on Television? A series that regularly gets between 6 and 7 million viewers a show, around 20% of the TV audience of that night, and an Audience Appreciation of between Good and Excellent? A series that generates massive amounts of overseas sales and merchandise income?
Moffat (like RTD before him) is the goose that continues to lay the golden egg. The BBC would be mad to let him (and the show) go.