According to Amazon, the first episode of The Grand Tour has broken the record as the biggest premiere on the Amazon Prime video service, which comes after the show launched on the streaming service this week.
Amazon hasn’t published official audience figures yet, however, they say that it has overtaken The Man in the High Castle, with millions of streams during the premiere in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan.
Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos said the following about the new series:
“The guys are back, doing what they do best.”
“The chemistry between Jeremy, Richard and James is what makes The Grand Tour so entertaining.”
“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.”
Originally the trio was tasked with presenting Top Gear on the BBC, however, after trouble with Clarkson the three moved away from the BBC and over to Amazon Prime.
The second episode of The Grand Tour will go live this Friday, at which point the trio will host the show from Johannesburg, South Africa and it will air in the UK, US, Germany, Austria, and Japan.
After that, more episodes of The Grand Tour will air in the coming weeks, with episodes scheduled for release every Friday.