According to Amazon, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power's premiere attracted 25 million viewers worldwide on its first day.
On Saturday, Amazon violated a long-standing tradition by publicly disclosing for the first time ever audience information for a Prime Video series.
The first 24 hours that "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power-first "'s two episodes were accessible for streaming on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories saw 25 million viewers worldwide watch the TV series.
Depending on the region and time zone that Prime subscribers were streaming from throughout the world, "The Rings of Power" by Amazon
made its global debut on September 1 or September 2, respectively. The first two episodes debuted on Thursday at 6 p.m. PT/ 9 p.m. ET.
Amazon said Saturday that “Rings of Power’s” performance broke “all previous records, marking the biggest premiere in the history of Prime Video.”
The launch of "Rings of Power" will undoubtedly be compared by the television industry as a whole to that of HBO's "House of the Dragon,"
which debuted to a record-breaking nearly 10 million viewers on August 21 and had a 2% increase in viewers with its second episode on August 28.
Jennifer Salke, said, "It is somehow 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 – have led us to this proud moment,”
The J.R.R. Tolkien adaption, which reportedly cost $465 million for its first season alone and has a second season in the works at Amazon, follows 23 series regulars during the lesser-known tale of the Second Age of Tolkien's Middle-earth.