Top 10 Most Pirated TV Shows on BitTorrent

TV-shows are some of the most wanted files on BitTorrent, and according to some, it’s becoming the modern day TiVo. But what are all those people downloading?

lostEvery week we take a look at the most downloaded TV-Shows on BitTorrent. Lost, which had the honor of being the most pirated show of 2008 and is again leading the TV-download chart this week.

Last week, Heroes took over but Lost is again on top. Both Heroes and Lost were downloaded well over a million times, beating the rest of the shows by a landslide.

The data for the most recent TV episodes listed below are collected by TorrentFreak. We use a representative sample of BitTorrent sites and is for informational and educational reference only. The data for the second list based on the total number of downloads (not only recent episodes) of all shows in the past week is provided by ShowInsider.

Top Downloads (Recent Episodes)

February 16 – February 22
ranking (last week) show est. downloads
torrentfreak.com
1 (2) Lost 1,850,000
2 (1) Heroes 1,790,000
3 (3) 24 680,000
4 (4) Desperate Housewives 540,000
5 (5) Battlestar Galactica 520,000
6 (…) House M.D. 490,000
7 (8) Grey’s Anatomy 470,000
8 (9) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 430,000
9 (…) Family Guy 420,000
10 (10) Dollhouse 390,000

Top Downloads (All Episodes)

February 16 – February 22
Ranking (last week) TV-show
showinsider.com
1 (1) Lost
2 (2) Heroes
3 (4) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
4 (12) Star Wars: The Clone Wars
5 (7) House M.D.
6 (14) Prison Break
7 (3) 24
8 (10) 90210
9 (8) Grey’s Anatomy
10 (5) Desperate Housewives

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