With 2012 nearing its end torrentfreak.com revealed the most-pirated TV shows of the year. GAME OF THRONES comes out on top followed by last year’s number one, DEXTER. Episodes of both shows are shared among millions of people, with airing delays and limited legal download options among the key reasons to pirate.
Over the years the number of TV-show downloads on BitTorrent has leveled off a bit, but this year saw a small increase again.
The majority of TV-show piracy, more than 80 percent, occurs outside the US and lacking availability is the top reason why people turn to BitTorrent.
For chart leader GAME OF THRONES this is no different. Airing delays and HBO’s choice not to make it widely available online are two of the top reasons why so many people pirated the show.