This is shown by research by news site Torrent Freak, which compiles rankings of the most popular illegal downloads every year.
In recent years, Game of Thrones was at the top of the list, but now that the series has stopped, the new Star Wars series has claimed the top position. In 2019, the first season of this was still in third place.
The full download list is as follows:
- The Mandalorian
- The Boys
- Star Trek: Picard
- Rick and Morty
- The Walking Dead
- The Outsider
- The Flash
More and more streaming services
The news site notes that for the top three, you also need three different streaming services to watch them all. As a result, prices can rise quite quickly for those who want to follow all programs at the same time.
The download list is based on bit-torrent traffic. It is unclear what was downloaded a lot with services such as Usenet.