‘The Last of Us’ Is The Most Pirated TV Show of 2023

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'The Last of Us' is the most-pirated TV show of 2023. The popular series dethroned ‘House of the Dragon’, keeping the 'prize' in the HBO family. In second spot, we find 'The Mandalorian' while another Disney+ series, 'Loki', rounds out the top three this year.

last of usAt the end of every year, we take a look at the most-downloaded TV shows among torrenting pirates.

For several years in a row, the list was headed by Game of Thrones but that reign came to an end after the series ended.

In the years that followed, Disney+ releases stepped in to fill the void, with ‘Wandavision’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ taking wins in 2020 and 2021 respectively. This takeover didn’t last, however, as HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ snatched the title last year.

With no dragon-themed series in the mix, it was hard to predict this year’s winner. However, the data leave little room for doubt. HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ is the most pirated TV show of 2023.

Competition for the remaining slots was fierce, with several Disney+ series in contention. “The Mandalorian” eventually settled for second place, one spot higher than “Loki”, with newcomer “Ahsoka” not far behind.

What stands out most is that video subscription service content dominates the top ten. With the current streaming landscape being so fragmented, it appears that many people prefer to pirate instead of paying for ‘another’ subscription.

Interestingly, Netflix releases are noticeably absent. Without speculating too much, it seems likely that Netflix users are less likely to give up their subscriptions, as it’s the dominant streaming platform in most parts of the world.

In closing, we should note that the chart is based on BitTorrent traffic, which represents a small portion of the piracy landscape. Most people use streaming sites and services nowadays, which generally do not report viewing stats.

Below we have compiled a list of the most-torrented TV shows worldwide released in 2023 (per episode). The ranking is estimated based on sample data from several sources, including I Know. Anime series are not included.

Most downloaded TV-shows on BitTorrent, 2023
rank last year show network
1 (…) The Last of Us HBO
2 (…) The Mandalorian Disney+
3 (…) Loki Disney+
4 (…) Ahsoka Disney+
5 (…) Secret Invasion Disney+
6 (…) Silo Apple TV
7 (…) Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Apple TV
8 (…) Tulsa King Paramount+
9 (…) Gen V Amazon Prime
10 (…) Ted Lasso Apple TV


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