In recent years, the shift from linear to streaming TV has offered customers a lot more choice but also created more fragmentation across digital entertainment. As Marine explained, Prime Video has worked to create a single destination for audiences to find new movies, live sports, and their favorite TV shows. It’s a place where audiences can check out exclusive series like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power or watch live sports like Thursday Night Football, or rent or buy new releases like Barbie.
“Having one app—one destination—means everyone spends less time searching and more time watching. We believe if you start with what is great for viewers, it is also great for advertisers,” Marine said. “In the U.S., [Prime Video ads] will reach an estimated 115 million viewers on a monthly basis.” 1
These audiences are also Amazon shoppers: 84% of Prime Video households shopped on Amazon in the past month. 2 And Prime Video households are 25% more likely to have an annual household income greater than $150K than non–Prime Video households. 3
In 2023, Amazon MGM Studios earned 68 Primetime Emmy Award nominations including best comedy series for Jury Duty. This year, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became the most Emmy-nominated streaming comedy with 80 nominations over five seasons. Meanwhile, The Summer I Turned Pretty, based on the best-selling book trilogy from author Jenny Han, debuted its second season, becoming one of the 10 most watched seasons of any series on Prime Video. This success has further established Amazon as a home for influential creators across music, podcasts, books, film, and TV.
“From connecting book lovers to an adapted TV series, to partnering with Amazon Music for a companion podcast, to leveraging a talent’s fashion line on Amazon, our content creators and talent come to Amazon MGM Studios because they know we alone can connect content to commerce,” Sanders said. “And our streaming viewers are passionate about that 360 element as well.”
Sanders used Daisy Jones & the Six as an example of how Amazon brings together content across media.
“The series finished the premiere weekend as the No. 1 series on Prime Video in the U.S. Additionally, the buzz and anticipation around this title gave rise to the fictional band’s soundtrack album, Aurora, which became the No. 1 album on iTunes and the No. 1–selling vinyl on Amazon,” Sanders said. “And, it renewed interest in the 2019 book, which landed as a No. 1 best seller on Amazon.”