For several years in a row Game of Thrones has been the most pirated TV-show, and this year the interest is once again overwhelming.
Game of Thrones has the honor of becoming the most-downloaded TV show through BitTorrent for the fifth year in a row. This means that its half-decade reign remains unchallenged, despite reports to the contrary.
Although there was no new swarm record, traffic-wise the interest was roughly on par with last year. The highest number of people actively sharing an episode across several torrents was 350,000 at its peak, this was right after the season finale came online.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no growth in piracy. A lot of people have made the switch from torrents to streaming sites over the past months, which likely had an impact on the numbers.