"Game of Thrones," the wildly popular fantasy drama on HBO, has set an all-time record via BitTorrent, according to data collected by Torrent Freak.
The site, which tracks the world of BitTorrent and piracy, was tracking uploads and downloads of the first episode of the latest season of "Game of Thrones." It found that just a few hours after the first torrent was shared on the site, 163,088 people were sharing just one torrent. The so-called "swarm" of people sharing the torrent outpaced the previous titleholder, "Heroes," which had 144,663 peers sharing one torrent. According to TorrentFreak, another 110,303 people were sharing a complete copy of the "Game of Thrones" episode, and 52,786 people were downloading.
TorrentFreak now believes that just two days since the episode aired, over one million downloads have been tallied.