The Grand Tour smashed Amazon Prime Video’s premiere record

Well, it was inevitable. Clarkson and co’s return to our TV screens has drawn millions of Prime members, breaking Amazon Prime Video premiere records.

Amazon says the debut episode of The Grand Tour, has become the biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video, though it has yet to release viewing figures.

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The show managed to beat the previous record holder The Man in The High Castle, while new Prime membership sign-ups exceeded all previous days (with the exception of Amazon’s ‘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.”

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The first episode of The Grand Tour was released on Friday, November 18, and received a positive critical response.

Jeremy Clarkson tweeted his relief following the premiere:

Friday will see the former Top Gear trio visit Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be available from Friday in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan.

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Let us know what you thought of The Grand Tour in the comments.