Ratings! Top Gear hits new low, Big Brother rebounds and Love Island stays strong

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Top Gear dropped to its lowest overnight rating in history on BBC Two last night.

A further 400,000 viewers tuned out from the new look series despite a much more positive reaction to the episode.

An average audience of 2.4 million watched from 8PM compared to 2.8 million last week and 4.3 million for the launch.

The figure is understood to be the lowest ever overnight audience for the show.

Of course this week the series did face a Euro 2016 game, with 6.3 million watching Germany v Ukraine on BBC One between 7:30PM and 10PM.

But that said, reality shows Love Island and Big Brother didn't see any knocks despite clashing both with the football and one another.

Channel 5's Big Brother rebounded to 1.1 million, it's best figure since last Wednesday night, while ITV2's Love Island held up well with 800,000 viewers as two were ditched from the villa. These figures exclude +1 viewers.

It's fair to say that if the to shows were kept apart rather than together each would probably see boosts in their respective overnight figures.

Both Love Island and Big Brother are back again tonight at 9PM with Top Gear returning next Sunday evening.

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