During the first 8 hours after airing of the Season 5 finale, the episode was downloaded over 1.5 million times on torrent.
The season five finale episode of 'Game of Thrones' didn't break just hearts of its fans, it went on to set break new piracy record.
According to Torrent Freak, the episode was downloaded over 1.5 millions times during its first eight hours after airing.
“Never before have we seen this many downloads in such a short period of time, and last year it took half a day to reach the same number.
“Based on this figure, the download count is expected to increase to more than 10 million during the days to come.” - ” Torrent Freak states.
The lower quality 480p copies of the show remain by far the most popular among downloaders, followed by 720p and 1080p copies respectively. - the report states.
The finale episode presented one of the major twist of show.