For the fifth year in a row Game of Thrones has taken the crown for the most pirated TV-show on the Internet

For the fifth year in a row Game of Thrones has taken the crown for the most pirated TV-show on the web. The Walking Dead remains with rookie Westworld behind, in second place.

For the fifth year in a row Game of Thrones has taken the crown for the most pirated TV-show on the web. The Walking Dead remains with rookie Westworld behind, in second place.

Game of Thrones has the honour of becoming the most-downloaded TV show through BitTorrent.

This means that its half-decade reign remains unchallenged, despite reports to the contrary.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no growth in piracy. Lots of individuals have made the switch to streaming sites over the past months, which likely had a direct effect on the amounts, from torrents.

This year there’s also a significant novice with the science fiction western ‘Westworld.’ The brand new show quickly gained popularity in pirate circles and is in a third spot already, which will be quite an accomplishment.

Eventually, we see a continuance of the trend of downloaders revealing a heightened interest in high quality video. Lately, many pirates have proceeded to 1080p videos and 720p from 480p copies, in part thanks to better broadband availability.


Below we've put together a list of the most torrented TV shows global (single episode) for 2016, with the conventional standings in America. The position is compiled by TorrentFreak based on several sources, including data reported by public BitTorrent trackers.

We've made a decision to prevent reporting estimates that were download in our top yearly lists. Due to various changes in the torrent index /tracker landscape, it’s become more challenging to track downloads, so a ranked review makes the most sense.