Game of Thrones may have come to a divisive end last year, but it remains the most-pirated television series, even through the pandemic.
After its divisive series finale last May, Game of Thrones has become less and less discussed as fans begin exploring newer fantasy stories, like The Witcher and His Dark Materials. But even as it fades into the past, the show remains on top when it comes to pirated television series.
It wasn’t surprising to anyone that HBO’s hit fantasy series held the most-pirated title when it was airing week to week. But as other shows have continued to come out — and as the COVID-19 health crisis has kept more viewers inside their homes — it was possible, and maybe even expected, that something else woud eventually break Game of Thrones‘ record. New data from Parrot Analytics, however, suggests otherwise.
According to a report from Observer, Game of Thrones sits atop the Top 10 most-pirated series list for the past 60 days, with Rick and Morty, My Hero Academia, and The Walking Dead coming in right behind it. It seems that viewers around the globe are still very much invested in the world of Westeros — and we all know how much fun it is to rewatch older seasons of the show, so how can we blame them?
Other series on the list included Spongebob Squarepants, The 100, The Mandalorian, The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, and Harley Quinn. There’s a bit of sci-fi and superhero fun on there, but it seems Game of Thrones is still the most-pirated fantasy series out there — which is pretty impressive given how many have come out in the past year.
With any luck, the Fire and Blood prequel series in the works at HBO will one day be as in demand as its predecessor — though right now it’s still in the casting stage of things. If one thing is clear from this data, it’s that fans are still eager to explore Westeros.
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