'Game of Thrones' Tops List of 2014's Most Pirated TV Shows

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The show reportedly edged out AMC's 'The Walking Dead' and CBS' 'The Big Bang Theory' for most illegal downloads

Once again, Game of Thrones finds itself on TorrentFreak's list of the most widely pirated TV shows of the year. 

The fantasy epic show — which achieved a milestone earlier this year as HBO's most popular series of all time — also reportedly edged out AMC's The Walking Dead and CBS' The Big Bang Theory for illegal downloads. 

According to TorrentFreak, which compiles the annual list, Game of Thrones saw an estimated 8.1 million illegal downloads, which appears to far outpace the 4.8 million downloads for Walking Dead, 3.9 million for The Big Bang Theory and 3.5 million for How I Met Your Mother. 

The HBO show, which aired its season-four finale in June, also topped the website's illegal download list in 2012 and in 2013. Last year, the series saw 5.9 million downloads and 2012 saw 4.2 million, according to TorrentFreak

The top 10 list of most illegal downloaded TV titles of 2014 is available here

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