Top Gear crashes out with its lowest viewing figures yet

Latest new Top Gear viewing figures on BBC Two

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Top Gear ended on a whimper last night with its lowest viewing figures to date.

The revamped series has failed to pull viewers in since starting back in May and yesterday evening ended its short run with fewer than 2 million watching.

An average of 1.9 million tuned in for the final episode of the series on BBC Two, possibly the show's lowest rating in history, certainly its worst performance in recent times.

The series began with 4.3 million viewers, below new host Chris Evans' target of 5 million. Numbers then dropped to 2.8 million in week two before dipping further.

While there was a slight rebound last Sunday, yesterday saw a low as the six-part series concluded.

Elsewhere on Sunday night, Channel 5's Big Brother recovered only slightly from Saturday night's series low with 800,000 viewers tuning in (ex+1), beaten by its reality rival Love Island at 9PM with the ITV2 series scoring a million viewers (ex+1).

On ITV, the France v Iceland match was seen by an average audience of 6.6 million.

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