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The Ratings Are in for Alpha House, Amazon’s First Made-for-the-Web TV Show

December 28, 2013

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Last Friday Amazon started streaming the first three episodes of “Alpha House,” its first home-grown TV show. Wouldn’t it be great to know how many people watched it?

Sure it would! But you are much more likely to take a ride on the Hyperloop than you are to get any meaningful statistic out of Amazon.

So instead, the company has announced that over the past weekend, “Alpha House” was its “number one most-watched show.”

What exactly does that mean? An Amazon rep semi-clarifies via email: “It means more Amazon customers watched Alpha House than any other series on Prime Instant Video over the weekend.”

Of course, if this wasn’t true, it might have qualified as news, since Amazon made sure that Alpha House was heavily promoted to Prime Instant Video users. I saw ads for the show every time I logged in to watch “The Good Wife” over the weekend…

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