'Game of Thrones' quickly becoming the most pirated show on the planet

'Game of Thrones' quickly becoming the most pirated show on the planet
The HBO blockbuster hit show "Game of Thrones" is well on its way to becoming the most pirated TV show in 2012.

According to data from P2P analysis firm Big Champagne, the show has been downloaded over 25 million times on public torrent trackers, alone, since April, when the show's second season began.

"It certainly appears to be the most pirated show of the year," notes John Robinson, a senior media analyst with Big Champagne. "The fact that it's consistently at the top of the Pirate Bay's top one hundred TV show chart seems like a pretty in-your-face leading indicator of the huge volume at which this is being shared."

Looking back, the first season of Game of Thrones was the second most pirated TV season of all time, right behind the latest season of "Dexter."

However, the latest season of GoT is already handily beating the last season of Dexter, as per this chart:

At this pace, GoT will become one of the most pirated shows of all-time, beating out former perennial winners like "Prison Break" and "Lost" and current contenders like "True Blood" and "Californication."

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 11 May 2012 12:27
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