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'Game of Thrones' Most Pirated Show For Third Straight Year

Game of Thrones is the reigning champion, emerging as the most pirated television series for the third consecutive year. Not only does the HBO fantasy drama top TorrentFreak's 2014 list, but the estimated 8.1 million downloads rank higher than the 7.6 million legal viewers.

In fact, the top three most illegally downloaded television shows are the same as last year, with GOT at the top, followed by The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory. How I Met Your Mother, Vikings, Arrow and Suits are also repeat offenders. Long-running shows South Park and Grey's Anatomy jumped up, while Gotham is the only new show to make the list.

Deadline put together this handy chart based on TorrentFreak's numbers that lists the number of downloads against the reported viewing numbers.

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