Game of Thrones has emerged as the most-pirated TV show over the internet this year, according to news site Torrentfreak’s latest annual survey.
It said one episode of the series had racked up 4,280,000 illegal global downloads – slightly more than than its estimated US television audience.
The site said that overall there had been a “small increase” in the amount of illegal sharing.
That was despite a “levelling out” of the activity the previous two years.
Most pirated TV shows of 2012
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