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New Top Gear fails to rake in viewers like Clarkson, May and Hammond

The show’s peak audience, meanwhile, was recorded with the final episode helmed by former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May last June, which drew 5.3 million viewers in overnight ratings, and a 5.8 million peak audience.

tv Updated: May 31, 2016 14:07 IST
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Matt LeBlanc has also joined the show.(BBC)

A lot was not expected of the season premiere of Top Gear, hosted by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc among others, but the show has still experienced a dip in viewership at 4.3 million viewers in the UK.

According to ratings by Overnight.tv, the 23rd season of the series which premiered Sunday in the UK drew a slightly smaller audience compared to the first episode of the previous season which averaged 4.7 million overnight viewers, points out The Hollywood Reporter.

Chris Evans headlines the new show. (Twitter)

The show’s peak audience, meanwhile, was recorded with the final episode helmed by former hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May last June, which drew 5.3 million viewers in overnight ratings, and a 5.8 million peak audience.

Read: Top Gear may have fired Jeremy Clarkson but he is still earning from it

However, Evans says the show was a hit.

But not a lot of people agree on it...

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