10 most-watched Top Gear episodes
Published 29/06/2015 | 12:16
Ratings for the final episode of Top Gear to feature Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond fell well short of the 10 most-watched shows in the programme's history.
Sunday's edition attracted a provisional total of 5.8 million viewers: roughly two-and-a-half million below Top Gear's all-time high audience of 8.35 million in December 2007.
The figure of 5.8 million means it is also the least watched episode of Top Gear this year, though the total is likely to rise once additional views on the BBC iPlayer are taken into account.
Here are the 10 most-watched Top Gear episodes to date:
:: 1. December 2, 2007 - 8.35 million
Lewis Hamilton and James Blunt appeared as special guests.
:: 2. January 28, 2007 - 8.13 million
First episode after Richard Hammond's dragster crash.
:: 3. March 4, 2007 - 8.12 million
Special guests included Chris Moyles, Billie Piper and Jamelia.
:: 4. June 21, 2009 - 7.86 million
Michael Schumacher appeared disguised as The Stig.
:: 5. November 11, 2007 - 7.74 million
Simon Cowell was the special guest.
:: 6. November 2, 2008 - 7.74 million
Michael Parkinson was the special guest.
:: 7. July 26, 2009 - 7.69 million
Featured Brian Johnson of AC/DC as the special guest.
:: 8. February 25, 2007 7.58 million
Kristin Scott Thomas was the special guest.
:: 9. November 9, 2008 7.57 million
Starred special guest Will Young
:: 10. December 14, 2008 7.54 million
Guests included Sir Tom Jones and Jay Leno, plus the Top Gear Awards 2008.