For the 4th-time in a row, HBO’s Game Of Thrones has claimed the record of the most pirated show on TV, with an estimated 14.4 million downloads via torrents. :’)
As reported this past April, the first four episodes of Season 5 leaked online just hours before the show’s season premiere. As a result, the show broke all-time piracy records when more than 258,131 users simultaneously uploaded the show to file-sharing sites. But despite all of the people illegally watching the show, “Game of Thrones” still holds the title of HBO’s most-watched series of all time.
Game of Thrones‘ downloads via torrent far exceeded its number of traditional TV views, which stands at just over 8 million.
The second most pirated show of the year was the AMC zombie series “The Walking Dead,” with 6.9 million illegal views. Coming in at number three was the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory,” which was downloaded 4.4 million times.
The CW’s superhero series “Arrow” nabbed fourth place with 3.9 million illegal downloads, while the network’s other comic book series, “The Flash,” followed with 3.6 million.