HBO tried to keep the pirates at bay for the season five of Game Of Thrones — but just like Jon Snow trying to run the Night's Watch, the efforts were futile!
The Emmy-winning fantasy series has for the FOURTH time in a row become the most pirated TV series of the year!
According to the piracy tracking site TorrentFreak, the season 5 finale had 14.4 million illegal downloads worldwide — more than any other episode of television!
The site also confirmed that GoT is by far the most downloaded show overall for the year, despite HBO's efforts to reduce illegal downloading!
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The premium cable company aired episodes of the most recent season on the same day worldwide, trying to eliminate complaints from international fans who had to wait weeks after the U.S. airing.
HBO Now also made its debut, which allowed viewers to subscribe to the channel without the daunting commitment of cable subscription — though they had to watch on an Apple device.
Even with all the illegal viewing, Game of Thrones still had record ratings (around 20 million viewers per episode) and a record breaking sweep at the Emmys with 12 wins!
Other shows that made the most-pirated list include
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