Pirates Love Game of Thrones

Media & Entertainment | May 25, 2016
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Excel Sheet

For the fourth year in a row, 'Game of Thrones' was the most pirated TV-show on the Internet. 'The Walking Dead' is firmly in second place, followed by 'The Big Bang Theory'.

While lots of people still subscribe to cable and even more people get TV programs from Hulu, Netflix and other legal alternatives, there are many who illegally download TV programs. Overall there is no sign that TV-show piracy is declining. On thecontrary, the download numbers for the most popular shows continues to rise, sometimes exceeding the number of traditional viewers in the US.

With an estimated 14.4 million downloads via BitTorrent, the 2015 season finale of 'Game of Thrones' beat the competition by a landslide. 'The Walking Dead' and 'The Big Bang Theory' complete the top three with an estimated 6.9 and 4.4 million downloads respectively.