Being the most pirated show on the internet is a dubious honor, but someone’s got to do it.
According to a recent report, The Grand Tour‘s first episode was illegally downloaded 7.9 million times, with the second episode following up with 6.4 million illegal downloads. The third episode has been downloaded 4.6 million times, helping make it the most illegally downloaded show in history. Yes, that means that Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s new show has overtaken every big show, including Game of Thrones, when it comes to piracy.
The data was compiled by MUSO, the leading data analysts of the piracy market, with its chief commercial officer Chris Elkins saying, “It is the most illegally downloaded program ever. It is off the scale in terms of volume.”
Unfortunately, with the show behind the paywall of an Amazon Prime subscription, it’s no surprise that it’s pirated. But the numbers should be alarming to Amazon, since it’s potentially a huge loss in revenue since the company invested into the show to help bolster Amazon Prime subscriptions.
[Source: The Daily Mail]