10 Most Pirated TV-Shows on BitTorrent

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TV shows are by far the most wanted files via BitTorrent, and according to some, it's fast becoming the modern day TiVo. But what are all those people downloading?

prison breakLast week we’ve shown that most TV-series are downloaded by people from outside the US, 96% to be exact. Release delays are one of the major reasons why people use BitTorrent to download TV-shows.

Non-US fans of Prison Break and other TV-shows sometimes have to wait for weeks or even months before their favorite show airs on TV in their country. However, this is slowly changing. Earlier this week Fox announced that Jack Bauer’s “24” will air simultaneously in the US and Germany. We expect that this example will be followed in other countries as well.

We’ll have to see whether this has an effect on our weekly download charts. The data presented here is collected by TorrentFreak from a representative sample of BitTorrent sites and is for informational and educational reference only.

At the end of the year we will publish a list of most downloaded TV-shows for the entire year, like we did last December.

Top Downloads September 7 – September 14

Ranking (last week) TV-show
1 (1) Prison Break
2 (new) Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
3 (new) Entourage
4 (back) Weeds
5 (2) Gossip Girl
6 (new) Fringe
7 (new) True Blood
8 (4) Stargate Atlantis
9 (6) One Tree Hill
10 (5) 90210


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