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    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with 25 million viewers, became Amazon’s most watched debut ever.

    The most watched debut of all time on Amazon Prime Video is "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power."

    When And Where Did “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Premiered

    In 250 nations and territories, the film “Rings of Power,” which is based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned “The Lord of the Rings” books, had its debut on Thursday.

    According to a report by Deadline on Saturday, the fantasy television series’ launch attracted a global viewership of more than 25 million people, the most in the streaming service’s 15-year history.

    Amazon Studios Statement

    The head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, said: “It seems somehow fitting that Tolkien’s stories, among the most well-known of all time, and what many regard to be the genuine foundation of the fantasy genre, have led us to this proud moment.”

    Before the show’s debut, the eight-episode run was renewed for a second season with a five-season commitment that was included in the agreement when Amazon bought the rights from the Tolkien estate in 2017.

    The Most Expensive Production

    According to reports, “Rings of Power” is the most expensive production ever. Time said that Amazon spent $465 million on the first season, and that the total cost of the show’s five seasons is expected to exceed $1 billion.

    “Rings of Power,” a work of fiction co-created by Payne and McKay, takes place in Middle-earth thousands of years before the events of Tolkien’s “The Hobbit”.

    According to the show’s logline, the story follows a diverse group of people as they “confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.” Some of the characters will be well-known to fans, while others will be brand-new.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power with 25 million viewers,  became Amazon's most watched debut ever.
    Image Credit: “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

    Shooting Location Of The Series

    The first season filming happened in New Zealand. It is the same country where Peter Jackson shot the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy.

    Amazon said in 2021 that the second season’s filming would take place in the UK. Filming for Season 2 is schedule to start in October.

    Move By Amazon To Prevent From Review Bombing

    The programme received largely favorable reviews from reviewers. And currently has an audience score of 36% while having an 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

    Amazon took the unprecedented action of halting customer ratings for the programme on Friday. The action was taken, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to stop “review-bombing.”

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    What Is Review Bombing

    In order to harm a product or service’s popularity and/or sales, a huge number of individuals or people with many accounts write bad reviews online. This practice is infamous as “review-bombing.” Review bombing is frequently motivated by the product’s alleged cultural or political problems rather than its quality.

    Reviews are being kept for 72 hours, an Amazon source informed the media site, “to assist weed out trolls and to guarantee each review is genuine.” The insider later clarified that the streaming service had used this procedure for all of its new shows this summer.

    She-Hulk, a new Disney+ Marvel series, recently came under suspicion of review bombing on IMDB. After it received an initial audience score of 36% and a critic score of 88%.

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