Game of Thrones, which has broken piracy records in the past, has been named the most pirated show of 2013 by TorrentFreak. Not only does the show boast the most illegal downloads of any other series on television, but it’s the only one that actually had more viewers watching illegally than on television.
According to TorrentFreak, Game of Thrones had over 5.9 million viewers on Bit Torrent yet only 5.5 million who watched it on tv. The show also holds a solid lead over the second place show, Breaking Bad, which had 4.2 million viewers, and third place holder, The Walking Dead, with 3.6 million illegal downloaders.
The top 10 most pirated shows of 2013 are:
1. Game of Thrones (5.9 million)
2. Breaking Bad (4.2 million)
3. The Walking Dead (3.6 million)
4. The Big Bang Theory (3.4 million)
5. Dexter (3.1 million)
6. How I Met Your Mother (3 million)
7. Suits (2.6 million)
8. Homeland (2.4 million)
9. Vikings (2.3 million)
10. Arrow (2.2 million)