‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Were The Most Pirated TV Shows of 2013

Michael Prieve | December 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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It seems that a whole lot of people want to watch Game of Thrones without paying for HBO.

Game of Thrones topped TorrentFreak’s annual list of the most pirated TV shows, just as the show did in 2012.

Not surprisingly, Breaking Bad comes in with a close second with 4.2 million.

As the New York Times points out, illegal downloads grew about 10 percent in 2013, with 327 million unique users navigating 13.9 billion webpages that handle pirated movies and TV. The shows Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, and Dexter contributed another 14.3 million downloads between them.

Here is the full list of the most pirated television series of 2013. Are you surprised by any of the shows on the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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)