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Game Of Thrones was the third most illegally downloaded TV show of 2014

Game Of Thrones was the third most illegally downloaded TV show of 2014

Game Of Thrones was the third most illegally downloaded TV show of 2014

Game Of Thrones was the third most illegally downloaded TV show of 2014 - for the third year in a row.

The last episode of the fourth season of the HBO fantasy drama filmed in Northern Ireland was downloaded more than eight million times - around double the number of the second place show.

Website Torrentfreak also reported that Game Of Thrones broke an all-time piracy record in 2014 when more than 254,114 people shared it with others simultaneously. More people now watch the show illegally than it has US TV viewers - 8.1m to 7.1m.

Despite this, Jeff Bewkes, CEO of HBO's parent company Time Warner, has said that piracy resulted in more subscriptions, and that receiving the title of "most-pirated" was "better than an Emmy".

Belfast Telegraph