Amazon has said that The Grand Tour, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new motoring series, has become the most watched show of all time on its Prime Video streaming service.
Episode one made its debut at 00.01 Friday and has been acclaimed by critics fans alike – the show is the top rated series or movie on IMDb with an overall rating of 9.6 and over 10,000 votes, is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by over Amazon 15,000 customers, and has a score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
While Amazon hasn’t released any hard numbers, the firm says episode was seen by “millions of Prime members” in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan over the weekend and drew more viewers than The Man in The High Castle, Prime Video’s previously most-watched series.
The series is available exclusively to customers with an Amazon Prime subscription or standalone monthly subscription to the Prime Video service. Amazon says the number of new Prime sign-ups exceeded all previous days with the exception of its “renowned” Prime Day.
“The guys are back, doing what they do best – the chemistry between Jeremy, Richard and James is what makes The Grand Tour so entertaining,” said Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.
“Their creativity, along with the amazing production quality and 4K HDR streaming, has Prime members responding in a big way. Kudos and congrats to the whole team.”
Episode two, which is presented from Johannesburg, is available this Friday.
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