Amazon’s new series The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power has finally premiered on Amazon Prime. The series started with the first two episodes last Friday. New episodes will be available for Amazon Prime every Friday. The Rings of Power brings the heroic legends of the Second Age of Middle Earth’s history to the screen for the first time.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premiere breaks Amazon viewing records with 25 Million viewers on its first day.
The Rings of Power had a record-breaking performance with more than 25 million global viewers over the initial 24 hours that the first two episodes were available on Prime Video. It is marked as the biggest premiere in Prime Video history. The series was launched on Amazon Prime Video in more than 240 countries around the world.
However, Amazon did not explain how they measure someone as a viewer. Saying 25 million viewers does not mean they all watched through the full two episodes. It is announced that the first season costs 465 million dollars for the company.
According to reports, Prime Video has around 200 million members. This means almost one in eight Prime Video subscribers viewed The Rings of Power on its first day.
Jennifer Salke who is the head of Amazon Studios said in a statement. “I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate, and to our showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew, for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy. And it is the tens of millions of fans watching, clearly as passionate about Middle-Earth as we are, who are our true measure of success.”
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is currently competing with HBO’s House of Dragon series. With 9.986 million viewers, House of Dragon also broke the HBO record.
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