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Amazon says ‘Thursday Evening Soccer’ NFL stream attracts document Prime signups – EAST AUTO NEWS

Amazon says ‘Thursday Evening Soccer’ NFL stream attracts document Prime signups


Los Angeles Chargers tight finish Gerald Everett (7) throughout a 26-yard reception within the fourth quarter of an NFL recreation between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on September 15, 2022 at GEHA Discipline at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas Metropolis, MO.

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Amazon’s first broadcast of “Thursday Evening Soccer” attracted a document variety of new Prime signups over a three-hour interval, greater than throughout comparable durations on Prime Day or different huge procuring days corresponding to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, an govt stated in a memo seen by CNBC.

The matchup between the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and the Los Angeles Chargers final week was the primary of 15 video games Amazon will broadcast as a part of a cope with the Nationwide Soccer League. Amazon is spending about $1 billion per 12 months to solely stream Thursday Evening Soccer by means of 2023, CNBC beforehand reported.

“By each measure, Thursday Evening Soccer on Prime Video was a convincing success,” Jay Marine, world head of Amazon’s sports activities division, wrote late Monday within the memo to workers.

Nielsen has but to launch official viewership numbers for the sport. Marine stated Amazon’s measurement “reveals that the viewers numbers exceeded all of our expectations for viewership.”

Amazon is betting closely on sports activities broadcasting with the hope that it’s going to increase its Prime membership. The Prime subscription program, which expenses $139 per 12 months for a bunch of perks together with free delivery, now has some 200 million subscribers worldwide. Amazon has stated there are 80 million lively Prime Video households within the U.S.

It is beefed up its Prime Video content material in different methods to hook viewers and new subscribers. The corporate not too long ago debuted its long-awaited collection “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy,” which is derived from the appendices of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” books. Amazon stated the primary episode of the collection, which set a document for being the costliest present ever made, attracted greater than 25 million viewers globally in its first day.

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Amazon says ‘Thursday Evening Soccer’ NFL stream attracts document Prime signups – EAST AUTO NEWS
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