Viewing figures for the new series of ‘Top Gear’ dropped to a new low for Sunday night’s episode (June 12), pulling in the lowest figures for the show in more than a decade. Overnight ratings show ‘Top Gear’ drew 2.4million viewers, down from last week's 2.8 million and dramatically lower than the 4.3million who tuned in for its debut episode.

Top Gear team‘Top Gear's’ viewing figures have fallen again.

However the number of viewers watching the show via catch-up services still needs to be taken into account. Viewing figures were mostly likely also affected by the show being up against BBC1’s coverage of Euro 2016 which drew 6.3 million viewers.

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But despite the drop in figures, Sunday night’s episode was praised by fans and critics as the best yet of the new series. One viewer tweeted: “Best episode yet. It's getting better and better. This brings me much joy. Loads of content, too.”

Another added: "#TopGear... with less Chris Evans, well done you listened.” The episode saw the debut of hosts Chris Harris and Rory Reid and guests included British boxing champion Anthony Joshua and comedian Kevin Hart.

Bookies are currently taking bets on wether ‘Top Gear’ will be given a second season, with the odds saying that the show will eventually win viewers over. Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes told The Mirror: "Top Gear punters have been won over and there could be a complete turnaround on the cards.

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"They are now banking on the new set up lasting longer than one series.” Ladbrokes are currently offering 1/2 odds on the show getting another series and longer odds of 6/4 for it to be cancelled by the BBC.