Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ draws over 25 million viewers

Amazon.com Inc. said more than 25 million people worldwide attended the premiere of its highly anticipated series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on September 2, the biggest debut in the history of the streaming service.

Based on the work of JRR Tolkien, the series is the most expensive television production of all time. The Wall Street Journal reported that the budget to make the show, coupled with the cost of acquiring Tolkien’s estate rights, was around $715 million.


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