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The Grand Tour: Amazon Series' Viewership Smashes Man in the High Castle's

30 November 2016 8:39 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Amazon has a grand success with The Grand Tour. The Wrap reports the viewership for the new series has far outperformed the streaming service's top-rated program to date, The Man in the High Castle.The new docuseries follows former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May as they travel the world in expensive, rare, and exotic cars.Read More… »

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Will Amazon Go Global to Challenge Netflix?

30 November 2016 6:40 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Top Gear, inadvertently divulge what Jeff Bezos has planned for his Amazon Prime streaming service?

"Amazon has gone global," Clarkson tweeted Nov. 16 before the launch of his new motoring series The Grand Tour, which he co-hosts with James May and Richard Hammond. In a video, the trio said the Amazon show would be available in more than 200 countries. The comments sparked industry buzz that Clarkson may know something CEO Bezos hasn't revealed — namely that it will expand its video service globally to challenge Netflix.

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- Georg Szalai,Natalie Jarvey

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Amazon’s ‘Grand Tour’ Triples ‘Man in the High Castle’ Viewers (Exclusive)

28 November 2016 11:01 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

We already knew that “The Grand Tour” debuted as Amazon’s top-watched original series to-date, but now we have a pretty good snapshot of just how badly it beat “The Man in the High Castle.” The former “Top Gear” guys’ new show more than tripled the opening weekend viewership of the revisionist history drama, which previously held Amazon’s record. Per measurement company Symphony Advanced Media, the highly anticipated “The Grand Tour” premiere earned 1.954 million viewers 18-49, the age range coveted by advertisers. Those numbers are inclusive of three days worth of delayed viewing, like all in this post. Comparatively, »

- Tony Maglio

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The Grand Tour: can Jeremy Clarkson and his cronies keep up the pace?

25 November 2016 6:26 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The first episode arrived with a big bang, but the second was the real test. How did it stack up? There was too much filler – but at least Clarkson’s trousers fell down

It can be hard work being a fan of the Clarkson-May-Hammond iteration of Top Gear at the Guardian. You might as well admit you enjoy livening up a country walk by stamping on the heads of bunnies, or open a meeting by suggesting maybe Donald Trump’s got a point about that wall. One’s liberal credentials are ripped to shreds by confessing to loving it, but it’s a hard habit to break.

The Johannesburg-based second episode of their Amazon Prime show The Grand Tour, though, was a mixed bag. After the first episode, the big bang of a launch with an opening sequence alone reputed to have cost £3m, this was the real test: the »

- Michael Hann

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The Grand Tour: Amazon TV Series Breaks Viewership Records

22 November 2016 6:06 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Grand Tour TV show is off to a roaring start on Amazon. The series premiere has overtaken The Man in the High Castle as the biggest show debut in the streaming service's history. Watch The Grand Tour official trailer, after the jump.Andy Wilman produces the British motoring series starring former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May. The Grand Tour is available to stream at www.amazon.com/thegrandtour with new episodes releasing weekly for 12 weeks.Read More… »

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Amazon Says British Car Series ‘The Grand Tour’ Is Its “Biggest Show Premiere Ever”

22 November 2016 7:28 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

The Grand Tour, a car-themed series that was revived by Amazon after hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May departed their immensely popular BBC show Top Gear, has officially become the “biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video,” the company announced yesterday.

While Amazon did not provide viewership stats, it said that The Grand Tour has supplanted The Man In The High Castle -- a series about what the world might be like if World War II had turned out differently -- as its biggest-ever debut. Amazon also said that new Prime memberships were at an all-time high on Friday, when the show premiered, and that it was receiving unprecedented critical acclaim, including a 4.9 rating on Amazon by more than 15,000 customers.

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- Geoff Weiss

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The Grand Tour sets new Amazon streaming record

22 November 2016 2:20 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With the first episode landing last Friday at midnight, Amazon Prime Videos’s new flagship TV show, The Grand Tour has shot to the top of their list for their biggest how premiere. The former Top Gear Trio launched their brand new automotive show with as many bells and whistles as they could throw at it. With […]

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- David Sztypuljak

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‘The Grand Tour,’ Jeremy Clarkson’s New Show, Breaks Amazon Viewership Record

21 November 2016 3:45 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Grand Tour” is due for a victory lap already – at least according to Amazon. Last week’s premiere of the new automotive series featuring the former hosts of “Top Gear” has become the biggest show rollout ever on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon does not release official viewership numbers, but said on Monday that viewers in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan all streamed the premiere over the weekend. The series stars Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May doing what they do best–travelling the world and discussing anything and everything car-related. Clarkson, who is known for being impulsive and outspoken, »

- Joe Otterson

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‘The Grand Tour’ Premiere Episode Sets Amazon Streaming Record

21 November 2016 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Grand Tour has overtaken The Man In The High Castle as Amazon’s most-streamed original show ever. As per usual, Amazon would not release specific audience numbers, but notes that viewership was in the millions in the U.S., UK, Germany, Austria and Japan over the opening weekend, which began at 00.01 GMT on Friday, November 18. The motoring show reunites former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, with the first season taking place in… »

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Go Getters’ Gives Maggie a Reason to Live

20 November 2016 7:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Service’ Proves The Power of the Saviors

Whose Episode Is It?

“Go Getters” is set at the Hilltop, and serves to establish the regular cast whenever we check in there again. Maggie and Sasha have arrived safely, plus there’s Jesus and the Hilltop’s slimy leader, Gregory. Maggie, still mourning for Glenn, seeks to find new purpose, and Sasha is determined to help her. (Sasha, having worked through her own significant grief issues in seasons past, knows that Maggie is going through.) Meanwhile, Jesus knows that Gregory is a terrible leader, but can’t quite find it in himself to depose him. Enid also wishes to join the Hilltop to be with Maggie, and Carl accompanies her on her journey for his own purposes. While “Go Getters” offers several familiar sights (yes, we get our third Savior collection over the past »

- Jeff Stone

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‘The Grand Tour’ Review: Jeremy Clarkson Recreates ‘Top Gear’ in America, Because This Is Where Disgraced Reality Stars Thrive

18 November 2016 4:38 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In an age where Donald Trump can become President of the United States, it’s sadly fitting that English reality host Jeremy Clarkson had to flee to America to keep doing whatever the hell he wants. You see, the former “Top Gear” host’s contract wasn’t renewed by the BBC because of not one, but many controversial incidents involving the volatile “car journalist” (self-described), including accusations ranging from jokes about murdering prostitutes and imitating a Nazi salute to tossing around so many ethnic slurs it seems as though he’s offended every race and gender imaginable.

But what put him over the line across the pond was a March 2015 altercation with Oisin Tymon in which he allegedly punched the “Top Gear” producer for serving him soup and a meat platter instead of steak. Despite protests from fans (including a petition garnering over 1 million signatures), the BBC stood by their »

- Ben Travers

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‘The Grand Tour’ Review: Jeremy Clarkson Recreates ‘Top Gear’ in America, Because This Is Where Disgraced Reality Stars Thrive

18 November 2016 4:38 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In an age where Donald Trump can become President of the United States, it’s sadly fitting that English reality host Jeremy Clarkson had to flee to America to keep doing whatever the hell he wants. You see, the former “Top Gear” host’s contract wasn’t renewed by the BBC because of not one, but many controversial incidents involving the volatile “car journalist” (self-described), including accusations ranging from jokes about murdering prostitutes and imitating a Nazi salute to tossing around so many ethnic slurs it seems as though he’s offended every race and gender imaginable.

But what put him over the line across the pond was a March 2015 altercation with Oisin Tymon in which he allegedly punched the “Top Gear” producer for serving him soup and a meat platter instead of steak. Despite protests from fans (including a petition garnering over 1 million signatures), the BBC stood by their »

- Ben Travers

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Jeremy Clarkson Talks ‘The Grand Tour,’ ‘Top Gear’ Controversies and Working for Amazon

18 November 2016 4:33 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeremy Clarkson was with James May and Richard Hammond in Victorville, Calif., in September shooting the first episode of their new Amazon series, “The Grand Tour.” The segment features Clarkson, May, and Hammond each behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang, leading a pack of cars across the desert to the foot of a stage where a raucous, massive crowd awaits. The three aging Brits, who together look like the Google image-search results for “older dad,” receive a greeting normally afforded rock stars.

“Everybody was saying welcome back,” Clarkson says. “That was genuinely touching. I and Hammond did well up properly.”

“It is nice to be liked,” May says.

“It’s unusual for us to be liked,” Clarkson says.

Not that unusual. For 12 years, Clarkson, May, and Hammond hosted “Top Gear,” the BBC automotive show that was ostensibly about cars, but in reality was about three guys — sometimes talking about cars, sometimes »

- Daniel Holloway

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TV Review: Jeremy Clarkson’s ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon

18 November 2016 3:23 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

If there is one lesson to be learned in 2016, it is that white men in media have a free pass to fail upward with impunity. Corey Lewandowski assaulted a reporter and got a job at CNN; Roger Ailes sexually harassed women at Fox News for decades and got a position as a senior strategist for Donald Trump’s campaign. And our president-elect himself… well. It appears that we have a truly extraordinary capacity for forgiveness.

For Jeremy Clarkson, who physically and verbally assaulted a BBC producer and was subsequently let go from the massively popular show “Top Gear,” forgiveness comes in the form of a lush upgrade: “The Grand Tour,” from Amazon Studios, which preserves nearly everything about the BBC show’s gearhead enthusiasm, international adventuring, and swaggering masculinity.

The first episode places them in America, which gives Clarkson and his perpetual costars Richard Hammond and James May plenty of opportunities to quarrel good-naturedly about the relative »

- Sonia Saraiya

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Grand Tour de force justifies Amazon's faith in unshackled former Top Gear trio

18 November 2016 9:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Despite veering into hubris, Clarkson, May and Hammond emerge from wreckage of BBC exit refreshed and raring to go

“Stop saying things that are going to get us fired,” says Richard Hammond to Jeremy Clarkson, less than five minutes into the first episode of The Grand Tour.

It is a loaded jibe and just one of the several pointed references, made throughout the show, to the freedoms enjoyed by the former Top Gear trio now unshackled from BBC rules and restrictions.

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- Hannah Ellis-Petersen

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Amazon’s ‘The Grand Tour’ Leaves ‘Top Gear’ in the Dust, British TV Critics Say

18 November 2016 6:57 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Grand Tour,” the new auto show from the former hosts of “Top Gear” – Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – premiered on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, and the British press love it.

The Guardian’s Sam Wollaston acknowledged that the big-budget — reported to be £160 million ($197 million) across 36 episodes, or $5.5 million an episode — is up on the screen.

He marvels at the opening sequence, in which a “Mad Max” convoy of cars, trucks and bikes travels across the California desert to a surreal concert. “It is, undeniably, a brilliant beautiful spectacle,” Wollaston says.

The Grand Tour’s’ Hollywood-esque opening sequence shows a convoy trekking through the California desert to an auto festival

Spectacle and new format points (such as replacing The Stig with The American as the test driver) aside, the core appeal that made the BBC’s “Top Gear” the most watched reality show in the world remains, Wollaston »

- Leo Barraclough

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What do you think of The Grand Tour?

17 November 2016 11:36 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The trio are back together for their first post-Top Gear series. If you’ve seen it we’d like to hear your reviews

Related: 'Was it worth the wait? You bet it was': readers review The Grand Tour

The first episode of Clarkson, May and Hammond’s new show The Grand Tour launches at one minute past midnight on Friday 18 November.

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Amazon Prime launches silently in Oz to head off pirating of 'The Grand Tour'

17 November 2016 8:15 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Amazon Prime, the retail giant's streaming service and burgeoning mini-studio, has gone live in Australia with zero fanfare..

Eftm's Trevor Long discovered the launch of the service, or a beta version of it, when he tried to sign up for Prime on Amazon's site and succeeded, to his surprise..

Deadline reported last night that Amazon was going global in December, confirmed by Clarkson on Twitter.

But Amazon seems to have rushed it through in order to make its new show, The Grand Tour, available locally to coincide with its international launch: perhaps mindful of Australia's reputation as a nation of pirates.

The Grand Tour reunites Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Clarkson was booted from Top Gear by the BBC last year for allegedly punching a producer, with May and Hammond following him out the door.

In moves foreshadowing the global push, Amazon Studios last month »

- Harry Windsor

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Burning petrol and cash, the Grand Tour begins

17 November 2016 4:01 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jeremy Clarkson and fellow Top Gear emigres return to our screens with their long-awaited debut on Amazon Prime

Like so many things involving Jeremy Clarkson, the message from the opening scene of his new programme turned out to be not very subtle.

With a budget of Hollywood proportions – £2.5m just for this set piece – the Grand Tour’s opening scene at midnight on Thursday featured Clarkson and co-presenters James May and Richard Hammond in red, white and blue Ford Mustangs leading a convoy of 150 vehicles to a huge tent in the Californian desert.

Related: 'Was it worth the wait? You bet it was': readers review The Grand Tour

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- Jane Martinson

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‘The Affair’ Season 3 Review: Showtime’s Drama Still Intrigues, Despite Its Worst Character

17 November 2016 6:00 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Because “The Affair” is not a show that takes a delicate approach to discussing or depicting sex, the simplest way to approach Season 3 of Showtime’s complex relationship drama is like this: Do you want to fuck Noah Soloway? Because if the answer is no, you might struggle with the new season.

The series has always functioned largely as an ensemble drama, led by Dominic West and Ruth Wilson as Noah and Alison, two people who imploded their respective marriages for newfound passion. But while the first season very formally balanced the show’s switchoffs in points-of-view between Noah and Alison (occasionally switching the order in which we saw them), in many ways the show has always felt oddly driven by Noah in particular.

And that leads us to the central question of the episodes made available to critics prior to Season 3’s premiere. With three episodes to evaluate, theoretically »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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