The top 10 most pirated shows of August 2015: Mr. Robot in the lead

August was a busy month across The PIrate Bay, Torrentz.eu and Kickass Torrentz. While HBO still had a great presence among all three Mr. Robot topped all three proving how popular the hacker drama on USA Network become over the summer. Here are the charts and analysis from SimilarWeb.

  • USA Network’s tech drama Mr. Robot was the highest ranked TV show on all three torrent websites in August, proving itself to be the most popular end-of-summer series. The network’s other favorite on torrent sites was the legal drama Suits.
  • HBO shows maintained their strong Top 10 presence on all three networks. The gritty crime show True Detective was the highest ranked show from the network, followed by the new dramedy Ballers starring Dwayne Johnson, and perennial favorite Game of Thrones which ended its fifth season in June.
  • The Adult Swim network’s animated adult sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty made the Top 10 list for all three networks.
  • Zombie apocalypse shows remain popular, with AMC’s popular The Walking Dead and newly premiered Fear the Walking Dead both making the list.
  • As ABC’s longest running original series Pretty Little Liars just finished its sixth season, and made Thepiratebay’s Top 10 list.
  • The Canadian sci-fi drama Dark Matter was popular on both the TorrentzEU and KickAssTorrents file-sharing sites. Other popular sci-fi shows were Under the Dome from CBS, Falling Skies from the TNT network.
  • Popular thrillers on torrent sites also included FX’s The Strain, MTV’s Teen Wolf, and Fox’s Lucifer.

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Natan Edelsburg

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