People really are excited about the forthcoming new season of Game of Thrones, which premieres on April 12.
"During a three-month period this year, episodes of Game of Thrones were illegally downloaded more than 7 million times, according to rights management and piracy protection firm Irdeto. That's a 45 percent jump from the 4.9 million illegal downloads that Irdeto reported for the same period in 2014." [The Hollywood Reporter]
Irdeto's research shows that the program was downloaded notably more than The Walking Dead (5.7 million downloads), Breaking Bad (3.8 million), Vikings (3.4 million) and House of Cards (2.7 million).