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Topic # 205489 15-Nov-2016 14:14
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The Grand Tour costs breakdown

 

 

 

Some of those figures are mind boggling. $283 million NZ for 36 episodes is just staggering.

 

Edited to say NZ dollars :-)






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  Reply # 1671370 15-Nov-2016 14:22
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Driven says $NZ283 million (not US). Either way, ouch.




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  Reply # 1671423 15-Nov-2016 15:36
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$354,000

 

Cost of destroying 20 G-Wiz electric cars in a gigantic game of Battleships. The 20 cars were used as missiles. ‘That’s the Christmas show,’ says Wilman, ‘and we wanted to give the traditional board-game market a boost. So we used cars as torpedoes. It was gratuitously big-budget, I admit.’

 

And ^this^ is one of the reasons why I'm so in two minds about watching the show; such wanton destruction is just stupidly irresponsible. "Because we can" and "it's funny" don't wash it with me. I've no issues with them destroying old wrecks, but doing the same to new vehicles? F-ing tw$ts...


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1671457 15-Nov-2016 16:30
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How much money did Top Gear make for the BBC? Well in excess of that. I am pretty sure I saw it was their top earner by a reasonable margin. 

 

I expect Amazon to have a much more global audience, and if it's good, make just as much, or more money from it. 

 

The millions of ways that Amazon can monetize this would be massive. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1671486 15-Nov-2016 16:41
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$354,000

 

Cost of destroying 20 G-Wiz electric cars in a gigantic game of Battleships. The 20 cars were used as missiles. ‘That’s the Christmas show,’ says Wilman, ‘and we wanted to give the traditional board-game market a boost. So we used cars as torpedoes. It was gratuitously big-budget, I admit.’

 

And ^this^ is one of the reasons why I'm so in two minds about watching the show; such wanton destruction is just stupidly irresponsible. "Because we can" and "it's funny" don't wash it with me. I've no issues with them destroying old wrecks, but doing the same to new vehicles? F-ing tw$ts...

 

 

It's not like they were real cars.. I'd argue that destroying those things is doing a service to humanity.





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  Reply # 1671521 15-Nov-2016 18:53
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How much money did Top Gear make for the BBC? Well in excess of that. I am pretty sure I saw it was their top earner by a reasonable margin. 

 

I expect Amazon to have a much more global audience, and if it's good, make just as much, or more money from it. 

 

The millions of ways that Amazon can monetize this would be massive. 

 

 

 

 

Estimated that Top Gear pulled in about GBP50m per annum across rights and merchandising.   Call that about USD60m/year over about 6-8 episodes.  Roughly USD8-10m earned.  Global audience estimated at 350m people. 

 

Compare that to Amazon which is paying about USD5.5m/episode for the content.  Amazon total active accounts are estimated at around 300m I think.  Its streaming audience in the US is considerably less than Netflix (which is 45m) and the UK audience is less than 2m households.  

 

Clearly the rampant price inflation for content (now greater than USD4m/hour) from aggressive bidding will result in tears - probably shareholder tears.  Reminds me of the days when TV output deals were aggressively bid.  And written off in future years.  Of course prices never went back down.....


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  Reply # 1671914 16-Nov-2016 12:15
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$354,000

 

Cost of destroying 20 G-Wiz electric cars in a gigantic game of Battleships. The 20 cars were used as missiles. ‘That’s the Christmas show,’ says Wilman, ‘and we wanted to give the traditional board-game market a boost. So we used cars as torpedoes. It was gratuitously big-budget, I admit.’

 

And ^this^ is one of the reasons why I'm so in two minds about watching the show; such wanton destruction is just stupidly irresponsible. "Because we can" and "it's funny" don't wash it with me. I've no issues with them destroying old wrecks, but doing the same to new vehicles? F-ing tw$ts...

 

 

What say they turn this money into several times the cost of the cars in terms of profit, and this gets pumped into the economy?  Would your views differ? (genuine question).


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  Reply # 1675731 22-Nov-2016 22:42
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"Said to cost millions per episode, The Grand Tour looks like it has been an instant hit for Amazon Prime Video, with its debut becoming the premium on-demand entertainment service’s biggest show premiere ever.

 

Amazon says that millions of Prime members streamed the first episode and viewership exceeded that of the previous No 1 show, The Man in The High Castle."

 

 

 

Source:  RapidTVNews

 

 

 

Not exactly saying how many watched it are they?  More than The Man in the High Castle.  Set the bar high.


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  Reply # 1675736 22-Nov-2016 22:54
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It's not my money, it's probably very funny (have not seen it yet) and that'll do for me.

 

 

 

Not going to get my panties in a wad because someone else spent their money on doing it.






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