HBO’s Game of Thrones and AMC’s The Walked Dead were once again the most-pirated television series of the year.
That’s according to TorrentFreak, which tracks activity on file-sharing websites and compiles an annual list of the most-torrented TV shows. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Game of Thrones has topped the chart.
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The hit fantasy drama experienced record-setting ratings in 2017, but also suffered from leaks following the breach of HBO’s computer system and an apparent slip-up by one of the cable network’s international partners. According to TorrenFreak, the number of people actively sharing an episode of Season 7 reached a peak of 400,000 with the finale.
Although The Walking Dead continued its ratings slip this season, the survivalist-horror series nevertheless maintained its No. 2 spot on the most-torrented list, followed by The CW’s The Flash at No. 3, which moved up a rung in 2017. The Top 5 was rounded out by CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and Cartoon Network’s Rick and Morty, making its debut on the list.
In addition to The Flash, The CW’s Arrow also appears on the list, at No. 10.
The Most-Downloaded TV Series on BitTorrent in 2017
- Prison Break
- Rick and Morty
- The Big Bang Theory
- The Flash
- The Walking Dead
- Game of Thrones