The Most Pirated Shows on Television

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It’s no secret that pirating is still a big issue. I never quite understand why you would pirate a show that you can just watch for free online, but I guess they have their reasons.

Game of Thrones is the show that was more pirated this spring, with more than 5 million people downloading the Season 3 premiere alone, according to TorrentFreak. The number of overall downloads for the show was up 25 percent over last year. These numbers do not include cyberlocker downloads, however.

David Petrarca, the show’s director, previously told TorrentFreak he isn’t bothered by the show’s popularity among pirates. The “cultural buzz” generated from such views is “how [shows] survive,” he said.

Other popular shows that made TorrentFreak’s top ten list of Most Pirated Shows include How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, and Revenge.

Check out the list below:

1. Game of Thrones (5.2 million)
2. The Big Bang Theory (2.9 million)
3. How I Met Your Mother (2.85 million)
4. The Walking Dead (2.7 million)
5. Hannibal (2.1 million)
6. Vikings (1.9 million)
7. Arrow (1.85 million)
8. The Vampire Diaries (1.8 million)
9. Modern Family (1.75 million)
10. Revenge (1.7 million)

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