It is no secret that Game of Thrones is one of the most pirated TV shows to date, and as the show progresses along with its story, things naturally get more intense and people are more tuned in than ever, especially given the fact that there will be a definitive ending, versus some other series which tend to be milked for all its worth, season after season.
In fact the premiere episode of Season 7 was pirated 90 million times, but that seems to pale in comparison to the overall season because according to a report from MUSO, Game of Thrones Season 7 has been pirated over 1 billion times, which means that on average each episode has been pirated at least 142 million times.
According to MUSO, the season finale was pirated over 120 million times, which takes into account illegal downloads and streams across various piracy channels. The breakdown of their report claims that the majority of piracy comes from streams at 84.7%, while torrents only accounted for 9.1%.
HBO is clearly well aware of the piracy issue, but it’s safe to say that there’s little they can do to put a stop to it, because if they were to shut one pirate down, another 10 sources would probably pop up in its place. That being said, with Season 8 expected to be the last season in the series, we can only imagine how much more pirated the show will get.