It figures that the most popular TV shows will be the ones that are most pirated, but it’s still a bit surprising that for the fifth year running, “Game Of Thrones” remains at the top of the list of the most stolen series.
HBO‘s juggernaut has captured a global audience, and the network is certainly aware that many viewers are finding other ways to watch the show without buying a subscription. They’ve tried to curtail piracy through HBO Go and HBO Now (though the latter is still only available in the United States and a handful of other countries) but it doesn’t seem to have made much of a dent: their newest hit “Westworld” is the third most pirated show of 2016.
Elsewhere, it’s not a shock to see “The Walking Dead” near the top of the list, though I’m a bit astounded to see “The Big Bang Theory” in the mix — isn’t that show on all the time? Is it really that hard to catch a new episode? Meanwhile, it seems people really love The CW heroes “The Flash” and “Arrow.” Check out the full list below. [TorrentFreak]
1. “Game of Thrones”
2. “The Walking Dead”
4. “The Flash”
6. “The Big Bang Theory”
10. “The Grand Tour”