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 had the honor of being the most pirated show of 2008 and is leading the TV-download chart (again) this week, closely followed by Heroes.

The data for the most recent TV episodes listed below are collected by TorrentFreak from 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)

March 02 – March 08
ranking (last week) show est. downloads
torrentfreak.com
1 (1) Lost 1,770,000
2 (2) Heroes 1,710,000
3 (4) 24 6100,000
4 (…) The big Bang Theory 440,000
5 (5) Battlestar Galactica 430,000
6 (6) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 390,000
7 (8) Chuck 340,000
8 (…) How I Met Your mother 320,000
9 (…) The Simpsons 260,000
10 (…) The office 240,000

Top Downloads (All Episodes)

March 02 – March 08
Ranking (last week) TV-show
showinsider.com
1 (1) Heroes
2 (3) Lost
3 (11) 24
4 (5) Battlestar Galactica
5 (2) House M.D.
6 (6) Star Wars: The Clone Wars
7 (4) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
8 (14) How I Met Your Mother
9 (8) Prison Break
10 (9) Desperate Housewives

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