Amazon today announced the Best of Prime 2018, highlighting how Prime members around the world enjoyed their benefits throughout the last year (from October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018). More new members worldwide already signed up for Prime in 2018 than ever before and, new this year, members in Australia can now experience Prime’s benefits – bringing the number of countries with Prime to 17. For the Best of Prime 2018, top honors in the U.S. went to The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (most awarded show on Prime Video), Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski, and Homecoming starring Julia Roberts (most binged shows on Prime Video), Justin Timberlake (most streamed artist on Prime Music), Black Panther (most enjoyed comic-to-movie adaptation on Prime Reading), Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (best-selling product overall), and video game Fortnite (most popular in-game loot from Twitch Prime).
“We love delivering smiles over the holidays, whether through fast, free shipping or deals on favorites like organic apples from Whole Foods Market, or award-winning entertainment like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” said Cem Sibay, Vice President, Amazon Prime. “Prime members worldwide ordered more than two billion products for one-day delivery or faster in the last year, which is pretty amazing.”
The Best of Prime 2018:
Best of Prime 2018: Prime Video
· The two most binged Prime Original series worldwide to date include Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan starring John Krasinski and Homecoming starring Julia Roberts.
· Members loved The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and so did the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With eight Emmy Awards, the series won more than any comedy series ever has for a single season, including “Outstanding Comedy Series.”
· The top three cities worldwide that streamed the most hours of Prime Video per capita include Santa Clara, U.S.; Norderstedt, Germany; and Tokai, Japan.
· Early risers in the U.S., U.K. and India streamed more Prime Video than any other country between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. local time.
· Night owls in Japan, Germany and Spain streamed more Prime Video than any other country between the hours of 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. local time.
· The nine NFL games thus far on Prime Video and Twitch combined to reach 20 million total viewers in over 200 countries and territories and all 50 U.S. states.
· The top three American cities that streamed the most minutes of Thursday Night Football so far this year include Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and Seattle, WA.
Best of Prime 2018: Prime Music
· The most streamed artist was Justin Timberlake.
· Members’ favorite albums included Man of the Woods by Justin Timberlake, Camila by Camila Cabello, Astroworld by Travis Scott, and Mitchell Tenpenny EP by Mitchell Tenpenny.
· Members’ favorite 2018 songs included “The Middle,” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey; “Lose It,” by Kane Brown; “Idgaf,” by Dua Lipa; “Better Now,” by Post Malone; and “Done For Me,” by Charlie Puth, featuring Kehlani.
· The most requested song via Alexa was “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey.
Best of Prime 2018: Twitch Prime
· Members claimed a total of more than 50 million free games worldwide, with hundreds of hours of free gameplay available for each member.
· Members also made their favorite games better, downloading 55 million pieces of in-game loot and content across 17 blockbuster games worldwide, including League of Legends, Overwatch and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.
· The most popular loot drop was for Fortnite, which included two exclusive in-game character outfits, backpack, pickaxe and emote.
Best of Prime 2018: Prime Reading
· They say the book is always better than the movie, but what about the comic book? Members tested that theory out with “Black Panther,” Prime Reading’s most beloved comic-to-movie adaptation.
· Members love mysteries – half of Prime Reading’s top ten most read books this year were Mystery novels, including Say You’re Sorry, the most read book of the year.
· The top five most borrowed titles by Prime members in the U.S. include “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Milk and Honey” and “Say You’re Sorry.”
· Members explored loss and survival with “Milk and Honey” and are continuing their journey with the poet’s second book, “The Sun and Her Flowers.”
Best of Prime 2018: Top Products
Members’ most popular purchase of the year in the U.S. was the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, followed by the Echo Dot – which was also one of the most gifted items during the week leading up to both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, and the best-selling product on Amazon globally during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday weekend.
Some other Prime member favorites include:
· Electronics: Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds Headphones, Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera, Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
· Home Entertainment: TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017 Model), LG Electronics 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model), Roku Streaming Stick+
· Home Décor: Greenco Set of 3 Floating U Shelves, Nearly Natural 6-Foot Ficus Silk Tree, Umbra Trigg Hanging Planter Vase
· Cookware: Lodge 10.25-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet, T-fal 5-Quart Saute Pan Jumbo Cooker with Lid, Calphalon Set of 10-Inch and 12-Inch Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware
· Home Improvement: TP-Link Kasa Wi-Fi Smart Plug (Works with Amazon Alexa), Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner, Philips Hue LED Light Bulb (Works with Amazon Alexa)
· TVs: TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV, LG Electronics 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV, Samsung 65-Inch 4K Smart TV
· Major Appliances: Danby 120-Can Beverage Center, Opal Nugget Ice Maker, Danby Compact Refrigerator
· Lawn & Garden: REPEL Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent, TERRO Liquid Ant Baits (2-Pack), Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer
· Office: Elmer’s Gallon of Glue, Ticonderoga #2 Pencils, Scotch Packaging Tape
· Tools: Ergodyne N-Ferno Winter Balaclava Ski Mask, LE LED Headlamp, Streamlight Lithium Batteries
· Sports: ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat, Bowflex SelectTech Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair), Spalding NBA Street Basketball
· Pets: Chuckit! Ultra Dog Ball, Nylabone Dura Chew Power Chew Textured Ring, Multipet Duckworth Duck Large Dog Toy
· Toys & Games: Nerf N-Strike Elite Strongarm Blaster, L.O.L. Surprise! Bigger Surprise, Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack
· Luxury Beauty: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum Facial Sunscreen, Bioderma Sensibio HO Micellar Water, Mario Badescu Facial Spray
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