Game of Thrones | 8th year premiere was illegally downloaded 54 million times


The premiere episode of last season's game of Thrones was illegally downloaded or assisted more than 54 million times in the first 24 hours it aired. According to data from the Muso (via Mashable), the largest share of downloads comes from India (9.5 million), China (5.2 million) and the United States (approximately 4 million).

Piracy around production began before last Sunday (14). Only in the first 11 days of April, game of Thrones was ranked in the Top 25 of the most pirated series in the global ranking. However, between February and April 11, one can see that these illicit activities have more than doubled.

In legal terms, the episode hit a record audience, reaching 17.4 million viewers on various platforms. Now, "Winterfell" has surpassed the season finale of the seventh season, which was attended by 16.9 million people.

The final season of game of Thrones is broadcast on Sundays by HBO at 10pm. The new episodes are also available weekly in the streaming HBO Go.


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