Rings of Power is a flop: out of the top 15 of 2022 and not the most watched on Amazon Prime | we are xbox
Despite its strong start and despite the exorbitant budget that the project had, Rings of Power has ended up being a failure. Adding production, distribution and publicity, Rings of Power has exceeded billion dollars approximately budgeted, becoming the most expensive series to date and a very strong bet by Amazon. It was not enough for the project to have an audience, but rather it had to be a mass phenomenon far superior to that of Game of Thrones in order to recover the investment and achieve profitability. However, it has not been like that: Rings of Power has ended up being an absolute failure.
According to the Top of the Nielsen consultancy, one of the most reliable in the entertainment market, the series has not managed to sneak even into the Top 15 of the most watched series of 2022, whose first place is occupied by Stranger Things. In it we can not only find current series, but also from a long time ago and already finished. Thus, for example, we can see Wednesday in a splendid position, taking into account the few months it has been available on Netflix, having been released in November 2022. Or Supernatural or Gilmore Girls; series that ended a long time ago, but still have a loyal audience. And it hasn’t been Amazon’s most-watched series either, because that honor goes to The Boys.
Rings of Power is a flop: out of the top 15 of 2022 and not the most watched on Amazon Prime:
But the worst is not figures dragging Rings of Power, but its failure has been confirmed by Amazon itself. And it is that, according to the medium Boundingintocomics, several insiders commented that, without the series it could not sneak in as the most watched on Amazon, it would be considered a failure by the company itself. Something that has ended up being confirmed after seeing the Nielsen ratings: the series falls outside the Top 15 series overallsneaking only into the Top 15 of original series and in 15th position.
And it is that the launch of the series has not been without controversy from the beginning; from the little respect for the original material to the deletion of reviews perpetrated by Amazon itself, which eliminated those reviews that did not reach the approval on Rotten Tomatoes. All these controversies were little by little undermining the confidence of the fans in the product, causing it to deflate against its rival of the moment: La Casa del Dragón; a series with less budget, but which managed to restore the confidence of the fans in the Game of Thrones IP.
The first season of The House of the Dragon has been at the height of that of Game of Thrones, according to the evaluations of the fans
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Now it remains to be seen how the filming of the second season unfolds, which, according to the producers, will be more faithful to the original. Be that as it may, it is clear that those series that deviate from the work seem to be doomed in audience, as is happening to The Witcher with the spin-off that premiered in December.