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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies and TV Shows of 2011

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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies and TV Shows of 2011. The honor of being one of the Top 10 Most Pirated Movies or TV Shows of 2011 is extremely dubious.The movie studios and TV networks are losing money on each and every film and TV program on this list (plus all the ones not on the list). Why? That is one more peson who is not buying a movie ticket or paying for a premium TV channel.

Regarding the top ten pirated movies of 2011:

With over 9 million downloads Fast Five leads our list of most shared movies on BitTorrent in 2011, leaving The Hangover II and Thor behind in second and third place respectively.

The total number of downloads for Fast Five pales in comparison to last year’s victor Avatar which was downloaded more than 16 million times. This downward trend is also visible throughout the rest of the top 10, where the average number of downloads is lower than in 2010.

In part this drop might be explained by the increase in legal alternatives, although upcoming alternative piracy sources (such as cyberlockers and steaming sites) may have also had an effect. However, since the total number of active BitTorrent users isn’t shrinking, the downloads may simply be spread out over more titles in 2011.

The top ten pirated movies of 2011:

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Chart


Regarding the top ten pirated TV shows of 2011:

With 3,620,000 downloads per single episode, Dexter has the honor of becoming the most pirated TV-show of the year.

Despite the fact that Dexter and runner-up Game of Thrones have more downloads than television viewers in the US, the overall number of TV-show downloads is leveling off.

The percentage of TV-show downloaders, from the US in particular, has steadily declined in recent years. This is in part thanks to alternative viewing options such as Hulu and Netflix. In other regions, such as Australia and Europe, the demand for US TV-shows remains strong.

The top ten pirated TV shows of 2011:

Top 10 Most Pirated TV Show Chart


Source: Torrentfreak


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Rollo Tomasi

A Political Science and MBA grad who started FilmBook during an eCommerce B-School course in 2008. Cinema and TV addict. Former writer at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and Alternative Film Guide. In addition to writing for FilmBook, he also edits the copy published on the website, manages its writing staff, manages the back-end operations, site finances, its social network accounts, and works with publicists, actors, and companies on press coverage and promotions. He has also created and Trending

  • Dan

    An interesting list. It is surprising how many bad movies make the top 10 most pirated!

  • You are right about that. Thor was garbage and I didn’t even bother to see The Hangover 2.

  • I feel sad for the executives of all these movie and TV companies who are losing money. Is there any kind of fund or charity campaign where I can send donations? I heard that things had gotten so bad that they were all having to vacation in the NORTH of France.

  • On the other hand, you can usually spot a really bad movie before you make the mistake of paying for it; so maybe it’s not so surprising that bad movies (Fast Five) get downloaded so much.

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