As expected, the new season premiere of Game of Thrones has generated quite a bit of activity on various BitTorrent sites.
Hundreds and thousands of downloaders went out to grab a copy of the show, breaking the record for the largest BitTorrent swarm ever in the process.
A few hours after the first torrent of the show was uploaded the OpenBitTorrent tracker reported that 163,088 people where sharing one single torrent. 110,303 were sharing a complete copy of that particular torrent while 52,786 were still downloading.
These are mind boggling numbers that we’ve never seen before.
Previously the record for the largest BitTorrent swarm belonged to the season premiere of the TV-show “Heroes” with 144,663 peers.
Counting all the different releases it’s estimated that the latest Game of Thrones episode has been downloaded over a million times already. Considering the above there is little doubt that Game of Thrones will once again be crowned the most downloaded TV-show of the year.
# Country % City 1 United States 12.9% London 4.3% 2 United Kingdom 11.5% Paris 3.2% 3 Australia 9.9% Sydney 3.0% 4 Canada 7.4% Melbourne 3.0% 5 France 4.4% Amsterdam 2.2% 6 The Netherlands 4.2% Athens 1.8% 7 Spain 3.2% Stockholm 1.6% 8 Sweden 3.0% Madrid 1.6% 9 Philippines 2.6% Perth 1.5% 10 Norway 2.5% Singapore 1.3%