The last season of popular TV series „Game of Thrones“ breaks all records according to download statistic of Usenet, BitTorrent and other Peer-2-Peer networks. Yesterday the second episode of the fourth season was released and was available for download in just few hours after release.
The newest release generated huge traffic flow on torrent, usenet and file-hosting sites. We can report from our side that yesterday we saw a traffic grow of 40% and the majority of search queries were „Game of Thrones“-related. The same effect was reported by our partner search sites for Usenet and some friends from the torrent niche.
It looks like the latest season breaks all download records for this TV series. All sites report a traffic grow of 40-50% at just one day, so it seems to be the largest download record for any movie or TV series of last year.
BitTorrent trackers show a statistic of about 200,000 people each were sharing of the torrent with the latest episode. Torrent sites report that torrent files with Game of Thrones were the most swarmed in last 12 months. It makes the show to be most-downloaded TV series for 2013 and 2014.