Newswire: Game Of Thrones sets a new TV piracy record, putting Davos Seaworth to shame

Game Of Thrones was resting comfortably, secure in the knowledge that its piracy record was unchallenged. But, like anyone in Westeros with an ounce of sense, it should’ve known that life at the top is often fleeting. Much like winter, a new one-day piracy record is coming, and it is coming from the one challenger the HBO series should’ve known would topple it one day: itself. Variety reports that last night’s Game Of Thrones episode “Kill The Boy” was downloaded more than 2.2 million times in the first 12 hours after its first airing on the pay cable channel. That number makes the amount of goods the Onion Knight used to smuggle from the Free Cities into the Seven Kingdoms look like nothing, or at least less of a finger-severing offense.

According to piracy-tracking firm Excipio, the fifth episode of season five was up on file-sharing …

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