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Clarkson’s Farm beats Baby Reindeer to top UK streaming ratings with first four episodes of third series racking up more than 11 million views after its release last week

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Clarkson’s Farm has pushed Baby Reindeer off the top of the UK streaming ratings list with the Amazon show looking set for more record-breaking viewings. 

The latest figures for Jeremy Clarkson‘s programme reveal it was watched more than any other show for the whole of last week in just 48 hours. 

Statistics provided by ‘Overnights TV’ say it pulled in 11 million streamers on Sunday- with the first episode being watched by 3.7 million, the second by 3 million, the third by 2.3 million and the fourth by 2 million.

Baby Reindeer, on Netflix, is still popular with roughly 1.3 million streamers picking it over the return of Clarkson’s escapades on Diddly Squat Farm, in Chipping Norton.

Clarkson’s Farm is also storming ahead of the BBC‘s top show Blue Lights, a police drama set in Northern Ireland which saw just over 600,000 streamers on Sunday. 

Clarkson’s Farm has stormed to the top of the streaming ratings in just 48 hours 

Stars of the show: (From left to right) Gerald Cooper, Charlie Ireland, Lisa Hogan, Kaleb Cooper and Jeremy Clarkson

Stars of the show: (From left to right) Gerald Cooper, Charlie Ireland, Lisa Hogan, Kaleb Cooper and Jeremy Clarkson

This series Jeremy faces problems with crop failure, inflation and problems at farm shop

This series Jeremy faces problems with crop failure, inflation and problems at farm shop

Baby Reindeer was knocked off its perch by the return of Clarkson's Farm

Baby Reindeer was knocked off its perch by the return of Clarkson’s Farm

The first two series which were released in June 2021 and February 2023, were major successes immediately with Kaleb Cooper’s and Clarkson’s strong personalities.

The third series sees challenges at farm with plans to open a restaurant shutdown by local council red tape and the introduction of pigs to try to boost income.  

Jeremy explains he cannot afford to keep all of his cows after West Oxfordshire District Council tells him has to close down his newly opened restaurant.

He says the local authority has ‘gone completely mad’ as an enforcement notice tells him to stop close restaurant immediately and reinstate the land to its original state.

The notice then lists a number of items he isn’t allowed to keep in the area, which includes: plant pots, gravel, stone and wood chippings, and parking.

‘I’m finding today really quite sad as for the last year I’ve been opening the windows, opening the curtains in the morning and there are the cows. And I love that,’ Jeremy says during the first episode. 

‘Making cow noises. It just cheers my heart every morning to see them.’

Pepper is pictured in a scene from the show as one of the thirteen cows that are loaded up onto the truck in heartbreaking scenes of the first episode

Pepper is one of thirteen cows that are loaded up onto the truck in heartbreaking scenes of the first episode of Clarkson’s Farm 3

The former Top Gear and Grand Tour presenter worries then turn to the calves as he affectionately asks whether they will be able to sleep tonight.

But Kaleb 25, then tells Jeremy it is he who won’t be sleeping as they ‘will be calling all night long’.

Clearly anxious about Pepper’s future, Charlie Ireland the land agent at the farm, gives Jeremy a word of warning when he asks what will happen to her.

‘I wouldn’t ask too many questions about Pepper,’ he says. ‘Don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answers to.’

There is an awkward moment of silence as Jeremy stares and blinks before turning away and letting out a big audible sigh and muttering: ‘Oh Christ.’

Pepper is pictured during Clarkson's Farm 2 when Jeremy took an instant shine to the beloved bovine when he is asked to look after her by five-year-old Rosie

Pepper is pictured during Clarkson’s Farm 2 when Jeremy took an instant shine to the beloved bovine when he is asked to look after her by five-year-old Rosie

Jeremy Clarkson with Kaleb Cooper in a scene from the first episode of Clarkson's Farm 3

Jeremy Clarkson with Kaleb Cooper in a scene from the first episode of Clarkson’s Farm 3

At the end of the first episode, Clarkson receives the heartbreaking news that fan favourite Gerald Cooper has been diagnosed with cancer during a phone call with who is thought to be the 74-year-old’s wife.

He tells viewers: ‘Gerald had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Something me and Kaleb discussed while trying to do what our absent friend normally does.’

Viewers are left in suspense as the former Top Gear and Grand Tour presenter is seen to be in dismay, before telling the cameras ‘Gerald’s got cancer. Oh s***.’

Clarkson later reveals in the second episode more details about Gerald’s cancer diagnosis.

He tells viewers: ‘Gerald had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Something me and Kaleb discussed while trying to do what our absent friend normally does.’

Despite the sadder parts of the show, Clarkson’s Farm remains popular across all ages groups and across both urban and rural parts of the country.

Data shows that from the ages of 4 to 65 and over the programme is the most popular at the moment. 

While in the south, east, west, north and in Scotland it is also show to be a favourite. 

Viewers can watch the episodes on Amazon Prime.  

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