HBO; AMC: CBS
HBO; AMC: CBS
We all know that 2013 has been an incredible year for television.
From the most shocking deaths, to multiple toe-tapping musical numbers, and all the hot couples flaunting their small screen love. In fact, 2013 was so buzz-worthy that many fans chose to be oh-so-sneaky and pirated their favorite shows in order to witness all the most jaw-dropping moments for free. We admire your determination.
TorrentFreak just released their annual list of the most pirated TV shows of the year and you won't believe how many fantastic shows are leading the illegal downloading revolution. So what was the most online coveted television series of 2013? No surprise here, it's...
Game of Thrones!
The smash HBO drama always scores huge numbers, but now they can add the title of Most Pirated Online Series with an impressive 5.9 million downloaders. People love their dragons!
Also topping the list are TV tycoons such as Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory. However, there were also some freshman series like History's Vikings, and The CW's Arrow that managed to snag the attention of the online community.
TorrentFreak's numbers are based on multiple online sources including download statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers. However, it should be noted that these ranking do not include online streaming and cyberlocker downloads since there are no public sources to draw data from.
Take a look at the full list below to see the rankings all of the most pirated television series of 2013...
1. Game of Thrones (5.9 million)
2. Breaking Bad (4.2 million)
3. The Walking Dead (3.6 million)
4. The Big Bang Theory (3.4 million)
5. Dexter (3.1 million)
6. How I Met Your Mother (3 million)
7. Suits (2.6 million)
8. Homeland (2.4 million)
9. Vikings (2.3 million)
10. Arrow (2.2 million)