That Major Game of Thrones Leak Led to a New Piracy World Record

By Bryan Lufkin on at

2.2 million illegal downloads in 12 hours: That’s the piracy world record the latest Game of Thrones episode set last week.

GoT fans just love pirating: Last month, half of the current season leaked online. There were also reports that episodes were criminally viewed 7 million times in three months earlier this year. And oh yeah—the previous record for most pirated TV show? Also held by Game of Thrones.

Sucks for HBO. Viewers have embraced binge-watching, whether through piracy or live streaming, and they’re never going back.