When it comes to HBO’s Game of Thrones, the hit series has won plenty of honors. The show has of course won dozens of entertainment awards, but Game of Thrones also boasts another title thanks to the world’s torrenting community. The adapted series has yet again ranked as the most torrented television show of 2016, making it a winner five years running.
However, the folks behind the show probably aren’t too pleased with the honor.
According to Torrent Freak, Game of Thrones is by far the most pirated TV series by fans on BitTorrent. The site reported that thousands of fans were actively sharing their torrent links to the most recent season finale for Game of Thrones once it aired. At its peak, more than 350,000 people were searching for the torrented files.
Another HBO series also found its way into the list. Westworld debuted in 2016 to rave reviews, and fans were fast to put up torrented episodes of the drama for others. The sci-fi drama ranked at the number three spot for this year’s most torrented titles.
If you want to check out the top ten list of torrented TV series for 2016, then you can check them out below:
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Big Bang Theory
The Grand Tour
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal. The Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning series has captured the imagination of fans globally, making it one of the most popular shows on television.
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