Pirates in 2012: Game Of Thrones was the most-downloaded series

With 2012 out of the way, we have a chance to look back on the TV series we downloaded most, through torrents. Yes, it’s a “sin”, but the truth is, many of us succumb to it. So, here’s some statistics we found on Torrent Freak.

Game Of Thrones is in the first place, with an average of 4.280.000 downloads for each episode, Dexter is in second place, with 3.850.000 DLs, followed by The Big Bang Theory with 3.200.000 DLs.

It’s also worth mentioning that in 2012, the number of TV series downloaded through torrents, was slightly increased. In fact, according to statistics, 80% of downloads occur outside of the US. One of the main reasons why someone downloads a series instead of watching it on TV, is the lack of on-demand availability by local channels.

Take a look at the table of the 10 most popular TV shows we downloaded through torrents in 2012.

Position TV Show Downloads Viewers (USA)
1 Game of Thrones 4,280,000 4,200,000
2 Dexter 3,850,000 2,750,000
3 The Big Bang Theory 3,200,000 15,820,000
4 How I Met Your Mother 2,960,000 10,140,000
5 Breaking Bad 2,580,000 2,980,000
6 The Walking Dead 2,550,000 10,870,000
7 Homeland 2,400,000 2,360,000
8 House 2,340,000 9,780,000
9 Fringe 2,280,000 3,120,000
10 Revolution 2,130,000 11,650,000

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