The pirating of TV shows continues even as networks and content owners continue to make big investments in OTT and TV Everywhere. SimilarWeb has once again provided Found Remote exclusively with the top ten TV shows across Kickass Torrents, The Pirate Bay and Torrentz.eu. In June, The Pirate Bay alone had to switch between five different domains as they try to stay alive (see image to the right). Here are the charts followed by an analysis.
- Torrent sites were busy in June serving season finales and openers of shows from the most popular paid TV and major networks, as well as streaming sites.
- Or course, Game of Thrones led the pack. June data from ThePirateBay.la, KickAssTorrents.eu, and Torrentz.eu confirms that the HBO blockbuster remains the world’s most pirated TV show. Chalk that up to the show’s season finale on June 14, 2015.
- HBO’s other popular shows on all three torrent sites last month included the second seasons of the comedy Silicon Valley and the police thriller True Detective. Ballers, a new show starring Dwayne Johnson, was the 8th most popular show on KickAssTorrents.
- The Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black had amazing traffic.
- Sci-fi dramas were the most popular TV genre on torrent sites last month. Netflix’s Sense8 was closely watched on all three torrent sites. This includes the new Canadian show Dark Matter and British sci-fi show Humans. ABC’sWhisperers was an international favorite on KickAssTorrents, and Fox’s Wayward Pines was the ninth most-popular show on Torrentz.eu.
- USA Network’s legal drama Suits and tech drama Mr. Robot were also in demand by torrent fans.
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