Internet pirates have pillaged HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones, which ranked as the No. 1 most-downloaded TV show of the year, according to file-sharing news site TorrentFreak.
A single episode of Game of Thrones was downloaded 4.28 million times in 2012, according to a TorrentFreak blog post. The website did not indicate which episode that was.
HBO said the Game of Thrones Season 2 averaged 10.4 million viewers per episode across all platforms. With the show's Season 2 finale this summer, HBO tallied 4.2 million viewers for the live premiere on June 3 at 9 p.m., with an additional 910,000 tuning in to the replay at 11:10 p.m.