7.1 million people tuned in to HBO to watch the Game of Thrones season four finale episode, “The Children”. And what about the people that cannot, or will not, subscribe to HBO?
This episode has now broken the record for the largest BitTorrent swarm of all time, according to TorrentFreak.
Over 250,000 people were sharing the file at the same time. The record was previously held by a different Game of Thrones episode, which was shared by 200,000 people simultaneously.
In the twelve hours after the show aired, around 1.5 million people illegally downloaded it.