‘Game of Thrones’ retains title as most pirated television show on BitTorrent in 2013

By Scott Kaufman
Friday, December 27, 2013 20:57 EDT
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TorrentFreak declared that the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones remains the most pirated show on BitTorrent.

When TorrentFreak declared it the most downloaded show of 2012, Time Warner CEO Alan Bawkes said, “I think you’re right that Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world, and that’s better than an Emmy.”

According to “download statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers,” TorrentFreak declared that the season finale was downloaded 5.9 millions, well ahead of the second most popular download, the series of finale of Breaking Bad, which clocked in at 4.2 million.

Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad were followed by AMC’s hit series, The Walking Dead, and Showtime’s Dexter.

Scott Kaufman
Scott Kaufman
Scott Eric Kaufman is the proprietor of the AV Club's Internet Film School and, in addition to Raw Story, also writes for Lawyers, Guns & Money. He earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California, Irvine in 2008.
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