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First episode of Game of Thrones series three illegally downloaded a million times in 24 hours


The season premiere of Game of Thrones series three has already been downloaded illegally more than a million times just a day after it was broadcast on Sky Atlantic.

According to blog Torrent Freak the hotly anticipated episode has broken multiple records with “mind-boggling” numbers of users flocking to download it.

The most downloads occurred in London although Australia was the most popular destination for the pirated file overall.

More than 160,000 people accessed the same torrent (video file) at the same time, beating the previous record which happened after the season premiere of TV show Heroes which attracted 144,663 people.

In 2012 Game of Thrones was the most illegally downloaded TV-show of the year.