The Most Pirated TV Shows of Spring
'Game of Thrones' takes the crown
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2013 3:38 PM CDT
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(Newser) – As we head into the wasteland that is summer television, TorrentFreak takes a look back at the 10 most pirated TV shows of Spring 2013. Surprising no one, Game of Thrones takes the, er, crown, with piracy of the show up 25% over last year. It had an estimated 5,200,000 torrent downloads (as TorrentFreak notes, it can't calculate online streaming and file storage site downloads, so the overall piracy number is probably much higher), compared with 5,500,000 who actually watch the show on HBO. Rounding out the rest of the Top 10:

  • The Big Bang Theory: 2,900,000 downloads
  • How I Met Your Mother: 2,850,000
  • The Walking Dead: 2,700,000
  • Hannibal: 2,100,000
  • Vikings: 1,900,000
  • Arrow: 1,850,000
  • The Vampire Diaries: 1,800,000
  • Modern Family: 1,750,000
  • Revenge: 1,700,000
Click to read more at TorrentFreak.