GAME OF THRONES continues to break records, albeit piracy ones, with Sunday nights finale of Season 3 smashing over 1,000,000 illegal downloads within 24 hours. Deadline is also reporting that the episode was shared over 171,500 times with the first hour after it aired (figures via torrentfreak). Game Of Thrones is also the record holder for the most pirated episode of TV ever with a reported 4.3m downloads of Season 2’s finale being the winner.
Michael Lombardo, HBO’s Head Of Programming, has been quoted as saying the downloading is a ‘compliment’ and it has not had a negative impact on DVD and home entertainment sales. (Thank you Deadline)