HBO’s fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” is famously the most pirated drama on television, but by how much may surprise you.
Variety reports the recent seven-episode seventh season of the series has been illegally downloaded or streamed more than one billion times.
The stats come from a report from anti-piracy firm MUSO who also tracked piracy within the first 72 hours of initial broadcast. In that period the season premiere was illegally downloaded or streamed more than 90 million times, and the finale more than 120 million times.
Of the 1.03 billion total instances of piracy, 84.66% were streams, 9.12% were torrents, and 5.59% were downloads.