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Millions join Prime for Amazon TV shows

Analysts estimate at least 75 million customers have Prime subscriptions worldwide

The Grand Tour, featuring (from left) James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, had more than 1.5 million first streams from Prime members worldwide.

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AMAZON.COM'S top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer's bet on original video is paying off.