The Grand Tour and American Gods among top 10 most downloaded shows on Amazon in 2017

Jeremy Clarkson's motoring juggernaut joins The Walking Dead and children's favourite Peppa Pig among the most popular shows to download in 2017 as Amazon Prime Video gears up for its biggest day of downloads yet

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The Grand Tour, American Gods and The Walking Dead are among the most downloaded TV shows of the year on Amazon Prime Video, with the company preparing for its biggest day of downloads yet this summer.

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Comedy series Parks and Recreation, Amazon Original The Man in the High Castle and children’s favourite Peppa Pig are also among the top 10 most popular shows to download via Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon has also revealed that Friday 28th July is set to break TV and movie download records as subscribers pick what they want to watch ahead of their summer holidays. 

Amazon, like streaming rival Netflix, does not reveal viewing figures for its movies and TV shows, but the list below gives an idea of which series have proved most popular among Amazon Prime subscribers.

Top 10 most downloaded shows on Amazon in 2017 (in alphabetical order)

American Gods
Black Sails
Lucifer
Parks and Recreation
Peppa Pig
Sneaky Pete
The Grand Tour
The Man in The High Castle
The Walking Dead
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BBC iPlayer too has noticed a spike in show downloads during the summer months as British holidaymakers load up their devices for long journeys. iPlayer downloads between July and August have more than doubled in the last four years, with 20.5 million downloads in 2016.

Netflix has made some TV series and movies available to download, first moving from being streaming only in November 2016.  

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As for movies on Amazon, family films such as The BFG and The LEGO Movie dominate the top 10 most downloaded list, with action flicks such as The Bourne Legacy also proving popular.

Most downloaded movies on Amazon in 2017 (in alphabetical order)

David Brent: Life on the Road
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Eye in the Sky
Interstellar (2014)
John Wick
Legend
Now You See Me 2
The BFG
The Bourne Legacy
The LEGO Movie