It’s not like the world was expecting anything else but hit TV series Game of Thrones’ latest episode has already been downloaded a million times across the planet. The episode that was televised at 9pm Sunday in US (6.30am Monday in India), was broadcast without much time gap all over the world but even that did not prevent illegal downloads.
The Telegraph reported the episode of HBO’s popular show was downloaded more than a million times in just half a day. It may seem like a massive number but it still didn’t beat the record set by the last episode of the show’s season five that stood at 1.5 million downloads in a mere eight hours last year.
India ranks second on the list of countries with most illegal downloads at 9.7% of the total, beaten only by Australia (12.5%). The United States contributed 8.5% and the United Kingdom, 6.9%, according to the BitTorrent news blog TorrentFreak.
A sample of 10,000 downloaders over 12 hours was taken into account to reach at the above-mentioned figure. But the data is not perfect due to the time differences between countries. Moreover, the data takes only illegal downloads through BitTorrent into account and not other streaming and direct download sites. However, as of Tuesday morning, over 200,000 BitTorrent users were still actively sharing copies of the episode, reports The Guardian.
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