The “Lord of the Rings” prequel reached 25 million viewers
The “Lord of the Rings” prequel reached 25 million viewers

The “Lord of the Rings” prequel reached 25 million viewers

Amazon announced on September 3 that its big-budget series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”, based on the works of JRR Tolkien, marked the biggest premiere in the history of Prime Video – with 25 million viewers.

With this flagship production that began airing on September 2nd, Prime Video aims to counter the lure of HBO and its “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon,” which began airing on August 21st.

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HBO also said it had the best premiere with its prequel, with nearly 10 million viewers in the United States alone.

“The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power attracted more than 25 million viewers worldwide in its first day, breaking all previous records, marking the biggest premiere in Prime Video history,” the company said in a statement. It aired the first two episodes.

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“It’s only fitting that Tolkien’s stories—among the most popular of all time and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre—led us to this proud moment,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios.

The series, which airs until October 14, is crucial for Amazon, which wants to play in the ultra-competitive streaming landscape, where Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max are already fighting.

The Rings of Power is set during Tolkien’s Second Age in Middle-earth, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien’s cult trilogy that was adapted for movie.

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Amazon paid $250 million to buy the rights, and about $465 million was spent on the first season alone.

After the group committed to five seasons, the final tally should be well over $1 billion.