‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Pirated More Than 1 Billion Times

'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Pirated

The seventh season of “Game of Thrones” has been illegally downloaded or streamed more than 1 billion times.

According to a report from anti-piracy firm MUSO, the seven episodes of “Game of Thrones” season seven each averaged 14.7 billion illegal views through Sept. 3. Within the first 72 hours of its initial broadcast, the season premiere was illegally downloaded or streamed more than 90 million times. The season finale was illegally downloaded or streamed more than 120 million times within its first 72 hours.

Of the 1.03 billion total piracy instances for the season 84.66% were streams, 9.12% were torrents, and 5.59% were downloads.

“Game of Thrones has become one of the biggest global entertainment phenomena of today and activity across piracy networks has been totally unprecedented,” said Andy Chatterley, co-founder and CEO of MUSO. “It’s no secret that HBO has been plagued by security breaches throughout the latest season, which has seen some episodes leak before broadcast and added to unlicensed activity. In addition to the scale of piracy when it comes to popular shows, these numbers demonstrate that unlicensed streaming can be a far more significant type of piracy than torrent downloads. At MUSO, we look at all types of piracy, not just torrents, and that is why these numbers have been illuminated.”

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  1. purnama agung says:

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  2. Bill Kelley says:

    Ok, not a billion people in USA, so the vast majority are in other countries, many of which do not have USA copyright laws. In other words, just because HBO doesn’t like it, does not make it illegal. I love game of thrones, but not enough to pay $120 a year for HBO, which amounts to about $20 a 1 hour episode MUCH more than a 2 hour movie at a Theater. HBO’s other content has shifted to replaying a few old movies and even fewer recent movies. The news story here is HBO has a popular hit show, but isn’t offering an overall competitive service for the price charged. Just like ATT and Verizon in cell service, HBO needs to get more competitive to stay alive in the current TV and Movie provider market. If HBO manages to get competitive, people will be getting GOT from HBO and this would not be a story anymore. So, well done HBO, you have a hit show. Build a new competitive business model around it.

  3. jim says:

    can only imagine the money left on the table cause hbo don’t think global. The days of doing deals that geoblock content are going to come to an end. They will have too their driving everyone outside the US into the arms of pirates.

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