'Game of Thrones' tops list of 2015's most pirated TV shows
HBO's Game of Thrones once again topped TorrentFreak's year-end list of the most pirated TV shows. The HBO show, which has reigned at the top of the list since 2012, was followed by The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory in the number two and three slots respectively
According to TorrentFreak, which compiles the annual list, Game of Thrones had an estimated 14.4 million downloads with 8.1 million television viewers. The Walking Dead had an estimated 6.9 million downloads and The Big Bang Theory followed with 4.4 million.
Game of Thrones, the fantasy epic based on the novels by George R.R. Martin, hit a piracy record this year when episodes were downloaded 7 million times from Feb. 5 to April 6. The show has been declared HBO's most-watched series of all time.
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The rest of the top ten pirated shows and estimated downloads are below. The ranking does not included downloads from file-hosting and online streaming services.
1. Game of Thrones - 14.4 million
2. The Walking Dead - 6.9 million
3. The Big Bang Theory - 4.4 million
4. Arrow - 3.9 million
5. The Flash - 3.6 million
6. Mr. Robot - 3.5 million
7. Vikings - 3.3 million
8. Supergirl - 3 million
9. The Blacklist - 2.9 million
10. Suits - 2.6 million