Thanks to TorrentFreak we have the list of ‘The Most Pirated Shows of 2022’. The list makes us think if the viewership numbers were affected due to online piracy.
The Most Pirated Shows of 2022
TorrentFreak released the most pirated shows of 2022:
1. House of the Dragon
2. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
3. The Boys season 3
4. Moon Knight
6. Obi-Wan Kenobi
7. The Book of Boba Fett
8. Stranger Things season 4
9. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
10. Star Wars: Andor
House of the Dragon is The Most Pirated Show of 2022
Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon received critical acclaim from both the viewers and the critics.
According to cnbc “House of the Dragon’ draws nearly 10 million viewers, making it the largest premiere in HBO history. The first episode of “House of the Dragon” was seen by 9.986 million viewers across linear and HBO Max platform on Sunday night. This is the largest audience of any new original series in the history of HBO.”
Unfortunately almost the first half of the season was leaked in piracy sites as well as the stories being leaked in various forums before the episodes even being released.
If not for this high volume of piracy the viewership numbers of House of The Dragon could’ve become a lot more than what it is.
Stranger Things season 4 is The Most Pirated Show of Netflix in 2022
For the first time Netflix debuted their biggest original show of 2022 Stranger Things season 4 with 2 parts with the last 2 episodes coming out in the 2nd half of 2022. The anticipation caused Netflix to crash. Unfortunately, it also became Netflix’s most pirated show. With Netflix’s viewership falling it could’ve done better with less piracy.
Disney+ shows dominate the list of The Most Pirated Show of 2022
5 Disney+ shows make the list of the most pirated shows of 2022.
- Moon Knight
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- The Book of Boba Fett
- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
- Star Wars: Andor
Also 3 of them are Star Wars shows and 2 of them are Marvel Cinematic Universe shows. Two of the most beloved IP’s dominating the pirated show list is a bit sad to see. There could be a few reasons for this.
Disney+ is still not available in many countries of the world. The MCU and Star Wars are beloved franchises that have BIllions of fans worldwide. For those countries who still don’t have Disney+ available to them, resort to the only option they have which is online piracy.
Onsist fights Online Piracy
One of the best ways to counter Digital Media Piracy is to enlist the help of Online Piracy agencies such as Onsist. Onsist has been battling online piracy for the last decade.
‘Stop Losing Your Revenue to Piracy’ has always been the motto of Onsist, using advanced automated tools to report and takedown illegal online videos such as popular movies or tv series, helping streamers to go back to the source of the contents.
The vision of Onsist has always been to protect brands from all over the world against online theft and piracy. Onsist wants people not to fear losing their content to pirates, counterfeiters and other digital threats.
Onsist finds and removes illegal copies of your content and protects your revenue with anti-piracy protection.
Find pirated content in three ways
- Monitoring Engines
Anti-Piracy Engines that will crawl the web for infringements 24/7
- Piracy Database
A database of scraped piracy sites for easy content detection
- Trained Experts
Experts to manually reach places a bot cannot
Report and remove content when it’s found
- Send Out Notices
Illegal content is reported to the infringing sites
- Contact hosting
Hosting providers will be notified of infringements
- Clean up search engines
Google, Bing, and other search engines will be cleaned
Report The Results
Get notified of findings and removals
- Live Statistics
Get live feedback on found and reported infringements
- Detailed Results
Check out the status of each and every URL that’s found
- Weekly Reports
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