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Top Gear is a British television series that focuses on various motor vehicles, primarily cars, in which its hosts conduct reviews on new models, vintage classics, as well as tackling various motoring related challenges, and inviting celebrities to set a time on their specially designed race-course. The programme is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name. For its first series, the show was presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and Jason Dawe, with support from annoymous race driver, The Stig. After the first series, Dawe was replaced by James May. After the twenty-second series, the line-up was changed after the departure of Clarkson, Hammond and May, in which James HarrisonAndrew Collins and Rory Reid took over as the main hosts.

The following is a list of episodes, listed in order of their original UK air date along with featured cars, challenges, and guests. For more information on features and challenges included in each series, visit each series' respective page. Comprehensive lists of challenges and races can be found at Top Gear challenges and Top Gear Races. The list does not include the following episodes: two shorter episodes produced for charity - Top Gear of the Pops, produced for Red Nose Day, and Top Ground Gear Force, produced for Sport Relief; and an Ashes to Ashes parody for BBC Children in Need.

As of 11 March 2018, 194 episodes of Top Gear have aired.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired Average UK viewers
(in millions)
First aired Last aired
1 10 20 October 2002 29 December 2002 3.40
2 10 11 May 2003 20 July 2003 3.16
3 9 26 October 2003 28 December 2003 4.03
4 10 9 May 2004 1 August 2004 3.48
5 9 24 October 2004 26 December 2004 4.15
6 11 22 May 2005 7 August 2005 4.21
7 7 13 November 2005 12 February 2006 4.61
8 8 7 May 2006 30 July 2006 4.45
9 6 28 January 2007 4 March 2007 7.45
10 10 7 October 2007 23 December 2007 7.00
11 6 22 June 2008 27 July 2008 5.94
12 8 2 November 2008 28 December 2008 7.32
13 7 21 June 2009 2 August 2009 7.17
14 7 15 November 2009 3 January 2010 6.69
15 6 27 June 2010 1 August 2010 6.25
16 8 21 December 2010 27 February 2011 7.18
17 6 26 June 2011 31 July 2011 6.42
18 8 28 December 2011 11 March 2012 6.13
19 7 27 January 2013 10 March 2013 6.58
20 6 30 June 2013 4 August 2013 5.31
21 7 2 February 2014 16 March 2014 6.49
22 10 27 December 2014 28 June 2015 6.49
23 6 29 May 2016 3 July 2016 30.12
24 7 5 March 2017 23 April 2017 25.97
25 6 25 February 2018 1 April 2018 TBA

EpisodesEdit

Series 23 (2016)Edit

Total No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date UK viewers
(millions)
179 1 Series 23, Episode 1 Ariel Nomad • Chevrolet
Corvette Z06 • Dodge Viper ACR
UK vs USA Challenge: (Reliant Rialto • Land Rover Mk1 • Willys Jeep) Jesse Eisenberg •
Gordon Ramsay •
Alistair Brownlee • Jonathan Brownlee
29 May 2016 41.5
180 2 Series 23, Episode 2 McLaren 675LT Ultimate SUV test: (Jaguar F-Pace • Porsche Macan • Mercedes-Benz GLC) Jenson Button •
Damian Lewis •
Seasick Steve •
Tinie Tempah
5 June 2016 34.2
181 3 Series 23, Episode 3 Audi R8 • Ferrari F12 TDF SuperHatch Challenge: (Ford Focus RS • Honda Civic Type R • Mercedes AMG A45) Ken Block •
Anthony Joshua •
Kevin Hart
12 June 2016 28.2
182 4 Series 23, Episode 4 Telsa Model X • Aston Martin Vulcan £1000 Car Challenge: (Peugeot 206 • Toyota Yaris • Vaxuhall Astra) Bear Grylls •
Brian Cox
19 June 2016 25.4
183 5 Series 23, Episode 5 BMW M2 • Zenos E10 S • Rolls Royce Dawn • Jaguar F-Type SVR Modern Rolls vs. Classic Rolls: (Rolls-Royce Corniche • Rolls Royce Dawn) • Delivering the F-Type SVR
to the Geneva Motor Show
Jennifer Saunders • Paul Hollywood 26 June 2016 24.3
184 6 Series 23, Episode 6 27.1

RatingsEdit

Top Gear viewing figures

Season Ep. 1 Ep. 2 Ep. 3 Ep. 4 Ep. 5 Ep. 6 Ep. 7 Ep. 8 Ep. 9 Ep. 10 Ep. 11 Avg.
1 2.43 3.54 3.30 2.90 3.43 3.10 3.61 3.43 3.67 3.59 N/A 3.40
2 3.15 3.28 2.98 3.23 3.33 2.46 3.61 3.76 2.91 2.92 N/A 3.16
3 3.32 3.41 4.02 4.59 4.80 5.40 3.35 3.15 4.24 N/A 4.03
4 3.28 3.31 3.36 3.24 3.39 3.19 3.47 4.01 4.01 3.54 N/A 3.48
5 3.35 3.81 4.41 4.44 4.69 4.87 3.39 5.06 3.30 N/A 4.15
6 4.51 3.67 3.96 3.45 3.66 4.55 3.75 4.10 5.18 4.92 4.58 4.21
7 3.74 4.48 4.61 4.88 4.76 4.52 5.22 N/A 4.61
8 4.75 4.47 4.75 3.83 5.01 3.66 3.89 5.27 N/A 4.45
9 8.13 7.20 6.18 7.51 7.58 8.12 N/A 7.45
10 6.27 5.53 6.73 6.84 7.74 7.24 6.86 8.35 7.38 7.15 N/A 7.00
11 6.72 5.21 5.78 5.70 6.65 5.59 N/A 5.94
12 7.74 7.57 6.98 7.15 7.51 7.33 7.54 6.70 N/A 7.32
13 7.86 7.00 6.38 6.80 7.38 7.69 7.11 N/A 7.17
14 6.70 6.48 6.51 6.29 6.90 7.45 6.52 N/A 6.69
15 5.60 6.60 4.58 7.05 7.48 6.19 N/A 6.25
16 7.13 7.68 7.38 7.31 7.33 7.28 6.87 6.53 N/A 7.18
17 6.22 5.72 6.55 7.14 6.13 6.76 N/A 6.42
18 6.61 6.21 6.25 6.16 5.28 6.12 5.81 6.15 N/A 6.13
19 6.65 6.42 6.36 5.39 6.45 7.33 7.48 N/A 6.58
20 5.55 5.31 4.83 5.36 5.29 5.49 N/A 5.31
21 6.12 6.97 6.87 6.53 5.64 6.29 7.01 N/A 6.49
22 7.21 7.38 6.41 6.56 6.14 6.24 6.04 6.15 5.84 6.92 N/A 6.49
23 41.52 34.22 28.19 25.41 24.28 27.08 N/A 30.18
24 31.51 28.58 24.43 24.53 24.68 24.15 23.91 N/A 25.97
25 24.41 21.88 22.31 22.53 23.11 TBD N/A 22.85