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Sun Jun 28, 2015, 05:41 PM

The final episode of 'Top Gear' with Jeremy Clarkson is going to break records

Business Insider | Benjamin Zhang | Jun. 27, 2015

Earlier this month, the BBC hired radio DJ Chris Evans to host season 23 of "Top Gear."

But first, a final episode of the show featuring the hosting trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May will hit the air. (Tonight Sun 28 June)



Sunday's final episode is comprised of previously unseen footage shot before Clarkson was dismissed from the BBC in March.

According to the Daily Mail's Imogen Calderwood, the episode is expected to draw 8.4 million viewers (in the UK) the highest-rated in show history...MORE
http://www.businessinsider.com/final-top-gear-with-jeremy-clarkson-is-going-to-break-records-2015-6

Viewing suggestions if you're not in the UK
https://www.reddit.com/r/topgear



How many people get 33,000 retweets- in ONE day?

~350 Million Views per Episode around the world.

1. Earnings winner: The program is one the BBC's most powerful global brands. British media estimate that Top Gear makes 150 million ($225.8 million) in revenue for the broadcaster's commercial arm BBC Worldwide.

2. Record breaker: The motoring show is the most widely watched factual television program in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

3. Global footprint: Top Gear plays in 214 territories worldwide and has an estimated global audience of 350 million. It set viewer records for an unscripted series on BBC America in 2013, while also delivering its highest ever ratings for global channel BBC Knowledge.

4. Clarkson fans: A petition to reinstate the embattled star had attracted nearly 300,000 supporters on Wednesday. He's divisive but plenty out there love him - the celebrity has 4.57 million followers on Twitter (TWTR, Tech30). The show itself has more than 24 million fans on Facebook (FB, Tech30).

5. Media offshoots: While changing viewing habits shift audiences toward video-on-demand services across the BBC, sales of Top Gear DVDs still managed to impress. Top Gear: The Perfect Road Trip was the U.K.'s best-selling TV DVD of 2013. And the BBC Top Gear magazine is the number one U.K. motoring title.
http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/11/media/top-gear-facts-jeremy-clarkson/


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Thanks Jezza and co- Sundays will never be the same again.

Rumour: Clarkson, Hammond and May on Netflix?

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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:52 AM

1. My husband and I are so pissed off.....our cable provider has stopped carrying the BBC !!!!!!

So pissed.....no Orphan Black, no Top Gear......so pissed off.

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Mon Jun 29, 2015, 10:17 AM

2. Well Jezza, if you hadn't physically attacked someone you wouldn't have had to...

 

...would you now?

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