“Game of Thrones” Beats New Record for Downloads
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When season 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones came out with its first episode it only took 24 hours to become the most searched for and downloaded file on filesharing websites; Not long after it seems that a new record was set – and the same TV show did it
When it comes to Game of Thrones the term ‘epic’ is easily brought up – it applies just as well to the success of the TV series on BiTorrent - reportedly, just minutes after Season 3, Episode 10 of GT was officially broadcast in the US on Sunday night, more than 170,000 people were sharing it at the same time.
According to reports, Australia is the leader in Game Of Thrones downloads, followed by the pirates in US, Canada and the UK.
Game of Thrones is no stranger to records – last year it claimed the “most pirated show” title and back in April, we reported the series hitting 1m downloads in less than 24 hours after the debut of the season. Up to that time BitTorrent had never witnessed such a large swarm – more than 160,000 peers sharing simultaneously (with the US totalling the largest number of downloads and the UK and Australia occupying the second and third position in the ‘chart’).