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Piracy Rampant For "Breaking Bad" Finale

By Garth Franklin Monday September 30th 2013 03:13PM

Along with the major ratings, the finale of "Breaking Bad" also broke another record - piracy.

TorrentFreak reports that the finale was the most pirated episode of the series, with more than half a million copies downloaded through torrent sites in the first twelve hours after the episode aired. That makes it a contender for being the year's most pirated episode of any TV show.

The largest share of downloads comes from the regular winner of these biggest movie/TV piracy polls - Australia - with 18% of the total. The United States and the United Kingdom came in second and third with 14.5% and 9.3% respectively.

At its peak, more than 85,000 people from all over the world were sharing a single copy of the "Breaking Bad" finale. That doesn't top current record holder "Game of Thrones" which has had up to 170,000 people sharing a single copy at one time.

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