Let’s face it, Top Gear USA was never destined to be the hit that the original U.K version is. Why? No Jeremy Clarkson and no dry British humor with an equally entertaining accent.
Still, the team at Top Gear USA is off to a rough start. After the initial episode drew just under 2 million viewers for its debut episode of the History channel, this week’s program attracted just 1.275 million viewers, a decrease of 625,000.
To make matters worse, the show leading up to Top Gear USA was Ice Road Truckers, which drew an audience of 1.978 million viewers – meaning a lot of folks switched-off when Top Gear came on. Or perhaps they just switched over to another channel: AMC’s The Walking Dead dew 5.5 million viewers, and even Bravo’s the Real Housewives of Atlanta caught the attention of 3.2 million sets of eyeballs.