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Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad are Top Pirated Shows of 2013

December 27, 2013  |  11:35am
<em>Game of Thrones</em> and <em>Breaking Bad</em> are Top Pirated Shows of 2013

The BitTorrent site Torrent Freak has released its annual list of most pirated television shows, and for the second straight year, Game of Thrones holds down the top spot. The HBO drama garnered 5.9 million illegal downloads this year (per single episode), tops in television. It’s also the only show with more illegal downloads than actual viewership in its U.S. markets, with an estimated 5.5 million viewers tuning in traditionally.

AMC’s Breaking Bad was second with 4.2 million downloads, while FX’s The Walking Dead took third with 3.6 million. Check out the full top ten below, complete with surprises like History Channel’s Vikings and USA’s Suits.

1. Game of Thrones (5.9 million)

2. Breaking Bad (4.2 million)

3. The Walking Dead (3.6 million)

4. The Big Bang Theory (3.4 million)

5. Dexter (3.1 million)

6. How I Met Your Mother (3 million)

7. Suits (2.6 million)

8. Homeland (2.4 million)

9. Vikings (2.3 million)

10. Arrow (2.2 million)

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