Los Angeles: Fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" has been again named the most pirated TV show of the year. The hit TV drama has been topping the charts from the last three years, according to TorrentFreak.
The HBO series leads way ahead of its competitors with an estimated 8.1 million illegal downloads in 2014, based on data compiled from several public BitTorrent trackers, reported Ace Showbiz.
This comes as no surprise since earlier this year the show set a new piracy record when more than 250,000 people were sharing one single torrent at the same time, a few hours after the first torrent of the season 4 finale was available.
The runner-up this year is "The Walking Dead", with 4.8 million downloads. The AMC zombie series, however, drew more TV audience than "Thrones" with an average of 17 million viewers ("Thrones" posted around 7 million viewers).
"The Big Bang Theory" places third with 3.9 million downloads, followed by another CBS sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother" which concluded this year, and "Gotham" with 3.5 million and 3.2 million respectively.