Game of Thrones Season premiere tops in ratings (and piracy)


Not to everyone's  surprise, yesterdays' season premiere episode ratings of the Game of Thrones went of the charts with approximately 4.4 million viewers waiting patiently (or not?) to watch it at 9PM on HBO, surpassing the 3.9 millions that had watched the first episode of season 2, or the 4.2 millions that gasped upon the final episode of the same season. HBO showed the premiere at 10 and 11PM continuously something that attracted approximately 6.3 million viewers in total!

Same results were shown as well on the piracy front, since the audience's thrill to watch the first episode of Season 3 via torrent downloads led to a figure of 163.088 OpenbitTorrent seeders sharing the first piracy episode of Season 3. If you want to see how huge the number is, just bare in mind that "Heroes" held the previous seeders record with 144.663 users sharing the first episode of the series. To sum up the huge numbers, TorrentFreak calculates that approximately 1 million users downloaded this season's' first episode of the Game of Thrones, in just one day!

No surprise here of course... Everybody loves Daenerys Targaryen.


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