Fifth year in a row, the best TV show on earth Game of Thrones has taken the award for the Most Pirated TV Show on the Internet. The number of illegal downloads has been reported from TorrentFreak.
Also, according to the statistics compiled via BitTorrent, The Walking Dead and the new TV show Westworld are after the most pirated TV show Game of Thrones in 2016. Although the numbers remain steady, without any significant grow from 2015, it doesn’t mean that there wasn’t any increase in piracy.
According to TorrentFreak these numbers are simlpy because the fact that more and more people have been switching from torrents to streaming sites. Downloaders increasingly prefer high-quality video. Over the past years many torrenters have made the move from 480p to 1800p videos, thanks to the better broadband availability.
After season 6 finale became available online, the highest number of people who were actively sharing an episode of Game of Thrones was 350,000.
Check out the TorrentFreak article for a detailed list of the most downloaded TV shows of 2016.