Piracy record for Game of Thrones season opener

game-of-thrones-season-3The Game of Thrones premiere has set a somewhat unwanted record on BitTorrent.

The third season opener was shared in one torrent by 163,088 people in the first few hours after the show aired on HBO in the US, according to TorrentFreak.

The figure passes the previous record holder, which was a Heroes episode that had 144,663 peers sharing one torrent.

TorrentFreak are also reporting that after two days the Game of Throne premiere has been downloaded over a million times.

US viewers were the top downloaders, making up 12.9 per cent of all downloads while The UK and Australia followed with 11.5 per cent and 9.9 per cent respectively.

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