Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ Debuted Behind Both ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘She-Hulk’

Galadriel is not glad that Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power lost to both House of the Dragon and She-Hulk.

Amazon’s billion-dollar streaming epic The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power came in third place in terms of viewers this week, behind both House of the Dragon and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The data comes via Parrot Analytics.

That’s respectable, but probably not the kind of numbers Amazon was hoping to pull given the series’ steep price tag.

From The Wrap

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” made its entrance in the breakout shows ranking this week, its first full week of data since Amazon released the first two episodes on Sept. 1. It registered 34.8 times the average series demand over the past week which put it in the “exceptional” tier of shows (…)

Amazon’s strategy of releasing two episodes in its first week wasn’t quite enough to overcome the head start that both Disney+’s “She Hulk: Attorney at Law” and HBO’s “House of the Dragon” had.

Again, for any other streaming show, this would’ve been seen as a massive victory. But to come in behind She-Hulk, which itself is mid in terms of viewership for a Disney+ Marvel show is… not very impressive.

Here is a chart from Parrot Analytics showing who won the streaming race this week. Interestingly, Netflix’s The Sandman has almost dropped off the Top 10 chart entirely.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is also behind House of the Dragon and She-Hulk: Attorney at Law in both Critical and Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes as of the writing of this article.

Still, it’s too early to tell if Amazon if getting the return they wanted on their massive investment. They’ve planned for five seasons of The Rings of Power. Is it worth it to see continue for four more years?

Third place is nothing to sneeze at. Honest.

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[Source: The Wrap]
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