Thrones, “Bad” Top 2013 Pirated TV List

For the second year in a row, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” was the most pirated TV show online with this year’s third season finale scoring 5.9 million illegal downloads according to Torrent Freak. That’s considerably up on the 4.28 million record for last year.

The high profile final season of “Breaking Bad” came in second with 4.2 million for an episode, followed by “The Walking Dead” with 3.6 million. New series to make the list this year include History’s “Vikings” and The CW’s “Arrow”

The list uses stats garnered from public BitTorrent trackers, but NOT from online streaming and cyberlocker downloads. Here’s the full top ten:

1. Game of Thrones (5.9 million)
2. Breaking Bad (4.2 million)
3. The Walking Dead (3.6 million)
4. The Big Bang Theory (3.4 million)
5. Dexter (3.1 million)
6. How I Met Your Mother (3 million)
7. Suits (2.6 million)
8. Homeland (2.4 million)
9. Vikings (2.3 million)
10. Arrow (2.2 million)