Prime Video was a resounding success.
Overtaking occasions like Cyber Monday and Prime Day, broadcast by Amazon.com Inc., Thursday Night Football generated a record number of new Prime subscriptions in just three hours.
Amazon has had exclusive rights to broadcast NFL games for 11 years.
Amazon has staked $13 billion on the idea that sports coverage will increase interest in Prime, which provides both video streaming and cheaper shipping for online purchases.
The streaming service from Amazon is having a good year. The firm is starting a new series based on the well-known fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings, in addition to obtaining exclusive rights to Thursday night NFL games.
The first game drew a record number of viewers during prime time on Prime Video.