The Grand Tour Used Up How Much Data To Stream?

We are truly Living in the Information Age

3y ago

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At some point during my day, I'm streaming something. Whether it's music while I'm working or a Cookie Swirl C (adults, never ever watch this) YouTube video while I'm making dinner for my kids, my ISP is always working overtime to provide me and my family with endless entertainment.

It's interesting that in the back of my mind, I know that an unbelievable amount of data is being processed, but I never really took the time to think just exactly how much data is being streamed at any given time.

A new infographic by 100TB sheds a bit more light on how streaming works, and the insane numbers behind your favorite shows, including The Grand Tour. It's quite impressive that in just a few short year, this massive amount the data is freely flowing into our homes without even a second thought.

It's insane to think that just 15-20 years ago, I was yelling at my roommate to get off the phone so I could jump on my dial up internet connection to check my AOL mail. Times sure change!

CREDIT: 100TB

CREDIT: 100TB

Some interesting information here (some new, some which we already know). The Grand Tour had 2.8 million viewers, which moved a total 5,488 TB of data (!!!). It's an incredible amount, but not even close to the king of data streaming, Netflix's Stranger Things, which had 14.07 million viewers (18-49 year olds in the first 35 days), for a total of 42,210 TB of data (if all viewed the show in HD).

A more dubious honor bestowed upon The Grand Tour (and perhaps one that could have made a pretty significant dent in official viewership numbers) is the number of illegal downloads of The Grand Tour's premiere episode: 7.9 million. That could have at least put TGT in contention with Gilmore Girls!

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Comments (5)

  • If you haven't watched The Man in the High Castle yet, do it. It's a great adaptation of a sci-fi classic. I can't wait for season three. I got Prime solely for The Grand Tour, and found nice bonuses along the way - this show is one of the bigger gems.

      3 years ago
  • That is a lot of data being transferred. Tells us so much about how far we've come with technology.

      3 years ago
  • according to parrot analytic the number for may 31st, was 3.1 million in the uk placing it in fourth place overall while out off season showing it currently has an imdb rating of 8.8 after 36 911 votes placing it 57th on the imdb top 250 rated tv shows.

    rotten tomoates it has an audience rating of 95 per cent, critic rating of 83 per cent giving it an combined rating of 89 per cent it a hit all right big numbers as well.

      3 years ago
  • Have you tried the download option? I have limited data as well, and it worked well. The caveat is that there is a storage limit but I was able to download the whole first season without deleting any epsisodes.

      3 years ago
  • I can't watch the grand tour on amazon I have a limited amount of data and even when I select lowest quality settings it seems to buffer up to full HD

      3 years ago
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