Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show, for the fifth year in a row

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Dec 27, 2016

Game of Thrones is keeping its crown. The critically acclaimed HBO fantasy series is still the most pirated TV show of the year, a title it has now held for the fifth year in a row since 2012. Coming in at second place is a little zombie drama series some of you guys may know as The Walking Dead.

According to the good folks at Torrent Freak, Game of Thrones was the most illegally downloaded TV series of the year through BitTorrent, with the Season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter,” being snatched by a whopping 350,000 people at its peak when the episode was made available online.

The news shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the fate of Jon Snow was hanging in the balance following that shocking Season 5 finale. Everyone wanted to see what would happen with the freshly murdered Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Surely he wasn't dead, right? And if he was, surely Melisandre was there for a reason, wasn't she? And boy oh boy were the fans rewarded in what has been the show's strongest season since Ned Stark lost his head in Season 1.

As mentioned above, the report claims The Walking Dead took the No. 2 spot while HBO’s new Western-themed sci-fi series Westworld arrived in third place, in its very first year, no less. Arriving in fourth and fifth place are two of The CW’s superhero series: The Flash and Arrow. Here are the top ten most pirated TV shows of 2016:

1. Game of Thrones

2. The Walking Dead

3. Westworld

4. The Flash

5. Arrow

6. The Big Bang Theory

7. Vikings

8. Lucifer

9. Suits

10. The Grand Tour

What do you think about Game of Thrones being the most illegally downloaded TV series of 2016?

(via Torrent Freak)