The finale of the fourth season of Game of Thrones has set a new piracy record. Torrentfreak reports that a few hours after the first torrent file appeared, the Demonii tracker reported that 254,114 people were sharing the single torrent at the same time.
The previous record is also held by Game of Thrones when they passed the 200,000 sharers mark. This is following on from the high piracy levels of season 3 which HBO responded too by releasing the show in all countries who they are partnered with at the same time it airs in the States.
Nevertheless in the past 12 hours, the season finale has been download 1.5 million times and is expected to increase to nearly 8 million downloads in total over the next few weeks. This will mean that it becomes the most pirated show of the year, again.