The Grand Tour is Off to a Hot Start, Trailer Released for Second Episode

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have lived up to expectations.

Amazon has announced The Grand Tour has become the biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video, dethroning the previous No. 1 show, The Man in The High Castle. Although Amazon won’t disclose just how many viewers The Grand Tour had, it did say “millions of Prime members” streamed the first episode in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, and Japan over the opening weekend. In addition, on the day the show debuted, total new Prime membership signups exceeded all previous days, with the exception of Amazon’s Prime Day.

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The show has been well received by viewers, earning high ratings on websites like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. A new episode of The Grand Tour will air weekly over the next 11 weeks in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria, and Japan. The show will premiere worldwide for Amazon customers in over 200 countries and territories in December.

“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, CEO 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.”

Check out the trailer for the second episode here:

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Nov 23, 2016

    Baby stig - aka - Gits from the P1 article just above (main stream) was driving ? Those cheeky british Git's

  • Smartacus Smartacus on Nov 24, 2016

    very professional work. This show is already bigger and better than anything in Hollywood.