There are going to be a ton of end of the year lists that will be coming out in the next week or so. Sometimes it’s good to be on those list, sometimes not. We are sure that the folks at HBO aren’t to crazy about the list that TorrentFreak.com just released.
According to the site, for the third year in a row, HBO’s Game of Thrones was the most pirated show of 2014 in the world. Earlier this year, the hit series set an all-time record when more than 254,114 peers shared the same torrent file simultaneously.
Coming in second, yet still far behind, was AMC’s The Walking Dead followed by The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother and Gotham rounding out the Top 5.
TorrentFreak’s data is estimated based on several sources, including download statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers. Some outlets such as online streaming are difficult to track, so the numbers in the list could actually be much higher.