Monday's Daily Star reliably reported:
"Telly hit Top Gear smashed ratings records as millions tuned in last night to see axed host Jeremy Clarkson's final appearance... Last night's final episode starring Jezza, James May and Richard Hammond clocked up huge viewing figures for the BBC."
However, the story, which may well have been written even before Sunday's Top Gear had aired and certainly before official viewing figures were published, was a little wide of the mark.
Cue the kind of high-speed U-turn The Stig would be proud of, with Tuesday's Daily Star reporting:
"Motormouth Jeremy Clarkson's last ever Top Gear show went out with a whimper rather than a bang. Only 5.3 million viewers bothered to tune in on Sunday night for the big farewell."
The truth is somewhere in between. Top Gear's 5.3 million viewers neither "smashed ratings records" as claimed by the Daily Star on Monday, nor could it be classed a "flop" as claimed by the Daily Star on Tuesday. The viewing figures were marginally up on the previous episode of Top Gear (5.1 million) shown back in March and level with the first episode of the most recent series shown back in January (5.3 million).