The site estimates 14.4 million downloads via public torrent trackers for the 2015 season finale, handily beating out the competition. By comparison, the site estimates that 8.1 million viewers watched the finale on TV or via HBO Go or HBO Now.
The Walking Dead and fellow runner-up 'Big Bang Theory' each saw significant pirated downloads, but legitimate TV viewership was even higher.
TF bases their figures on several sources but does not go too much in-depth into how they are calculated. One thing to note is that streaming and cyberlocker downloads are not included so these numbers are possibly very low compared to real figures.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 28 Dec 2015 21:20