Top Gear viewing figures plummet to 2.8 million

Top Gear's audience plummeted to 2.8 million viewers in its second outing, losing a third of the viewers who watched its debut.

The audience grew throughout the episode, peaking at 3.3 million, but failed to match the ratings of Antiques Roadshow and Soccer Aid.

The BBC Two motoring show drew 4.4 million last week, with a peak at 4.7 million.

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