GIGAOM "The last episode of the critically acclaimed show has been pirated more than 500,000 times within the first 12 hours after it first appeared online, according to Torrentfreak." By Janko Roettgers
'That makes it the most popular Breaking Bad episode on file
sharing networks ever. Judging from the data, availability was one of
the factors behind the piracy surge, but for some, it may just be a
'Torrentfreak took a closer look at the geographic distribution of
downloaders, noting that Australians are at the top of the list. In
Australia, Breaking Bad is available through the pay TV network Foxtel, which aired the final episodes of the show just five hours
after they went on the air in the U.S. However, not everyone has access
to Foxtel; the provider reaches only about 2.2 million households.
Others apparently decided to take matters into their own hands.
'Second on the list is the U.S, where Breaking Bad not only
aired on AMC, but also is available on a variety of VOD platforms,
including iTunes and Amazon. Plenty of people nonetheless elected to
pirate the show, and the modest price tag for a VOD episode may not be
the only reason for this choice.'