• Sep 18, 2012
It's official: Top Gear has collected a Guinness World Record. Everyone's favorite show about three jokers and their automotive exploits is the most widely watched factual TV program – you guessed it – in the world. All told, the original show is viewed in 212 territories around the globe, which is enough to take the honor. Jeremy Clarkson himself accepted the award on behalf of his cohorts and the crew behind Top Gear, saying only, "I am very proud to be involved in such a factual program."

Is that a hint of sarcasm we detect, sir?

The show certainly isn't lacking for fans with a Facebook page boasting over 12.1 million likes and counting.


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      Gavin S.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Factual may stretching it a bit. I remember clarkson holding the brake down while spinning the tires off of an AMG of some sort to demonstrate its flaws. They never let the truth get in the way of entertainment.
      Claud
      • 2 Years Ago
      Factual??????????????............................lol.......Yeah, sure!!!!
      BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      Man what a slow news day
        rü$╫
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BEEEAMMERRR_GUY
        No James May is at the helm today. Whaaa whaaa whaaa whaaaaaaaa.
      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now they can't be blocked from working in the U.S. again!
      Top Stig
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't be the only one who said "In the world" out loud in his voice when I read it.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Top Stig
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          pete
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          ARE YOU REALLY THE STIG? HOW MANY KNEES DO YOU HAVE, AND HOW MANY BLADES OF GRASS SURROUND DUNS FOLD?
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      The only thing factual about Top Gear is Jeremy's "Some Say..." introduction to Sir Royal Stigness (The Third). Children, those are solid FACTS! Everything else is ficticious, even James May's golden locks of hair.
      Z. Kesh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny thing about TG is, although mostly fake, often absurd but some of their conclusions when testing cars are really very accurate. Besides that, isn't it fun to watch them blow up, throw, crash, crush, destroy cars?
        A P
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Z. Kesh
        The are rarely, if ever, accurate about cars. JC is so bitter and demented I cant watch the show.
          montegod7ss
          • 2 Years Ago
          @A P
          Sooo, if you can't watch the show, then how have you seen them all to say "rarely, if ever"?
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @A P
          You just dont understand British humor and tongue in cheek. Doesnt matter if he says it's **** while trying to look cool in front of Hammond, May, and the predominantly brit audience, if he was having fun getting sideways in the "terribly flawed" Corvette, then you count it as a positive review and dont get butthurt on the oxcart beam suspension joke that is as old as oxcarts themselves. There is some fact hidden even in Jezza's most ridiculous, most controversial opinions, just accept the fact that 80% was meant to be ***** and giggles.
      LOLO
      • 2 Years Ago
      nothing factual about any of these test.
        Z. Kesh
        • 2 Years Ago
        @LOLO
        ...and yet, some conclusions they draw are spot on...
      wonky donky.
      • 2 Years Ago
      MUSN'T. BE. ENTERTAINING...
      Kahz
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Factual" What a joke lol
      Camaroman101
      • 2 Years Ago
      thats funny
      Patrick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Best car show ever! Captain Slow, Jezza, and Hamster are unbeatable
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