Woe For ‘Top Gear’ As It Loses A Third Of Its American Audience | TV News

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The new Top Gear has gone down as well globally as it has here and not even Matt LeBlanc can save it. The BBC’s revamped show suffered more ratings woe when its launch on US television cost it a third of its total audience – much like the second episode in this country.


BBC America recorded 388,000 viewers when it aired on the 30th Of May, down substantially from the 530,000 viewers that tuned into watch the opening episode of the last series. The channel commented that the decreased ratings were linked to tougher competition , two high profile sports events; the finals of the NBA Western Conference, and the ice hockey’s Stanley Cup airing alongside the drama mini-series Roots.



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