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Top BitTorrented TV Downloads This Week

Top BitTorrent TV Downloads Week Ending July 21, 2008
Rank Last Week Title
1 1 One Piece
2 2 Heroes
3 3 Lost
4 4 Prison Break
5 7 Smallville
6 5 Grey’s Anatomy
7 6 Dexter
8 8 South Park
9 10 How I Met Your Mother
10 12 Family Guy
11 11 Desperate Housewives
12 9 Supernatural
13 13 The Simpsons
14 14 Stargate Atlantis
15 17 House, M.D.
16 16 Battlestar Galactica
17 18 My Name Is Earl
18 19 One Tree Hill
19 22 Weeds
20 20 Scrubs

According to the latest data from Big Champagne, One Piece continues its Torrent dominance for the fourth week in a row, leading off the top four rankings that remain unchanged from last week.

There are no big or surprising jumps elsewhere on the chart this week, either. It’ll be interesting to see if the needle moves for any shows after the big Comic-Con in San Diego this weekend.

NOTE: Rankings are based on global download volumes as measured by swarm sizes, swarm speeds and file sizes. These data reflect the collective global popularity of all available show content from all seasons current and past, not just the most recent broadcast.

2 Responses to “Top BitTorrented TV Downloads This Week”

  1. Mike Lee

    Well, the research did state TV series, so movies are out. Besides this is just a reaserch on downloads based on download size, peer traffic and swarm size. While longer series definitely have the edge they also takes a lot more time to invest in download as well so take what’s it is worth.

  2. Looking over the list I can’t help but wonder if there is a bias towards shows that have a lot of episodes. Family Guy and South Park both jump out at me. No doubt they are great series and very popular with file sharers, but if we compared how the most downloaded single episode performed vs. other options, I can’t help but wonder if their ranking would get dinged.

    What would be really interesting is to see a top 20 list of just movies and/or new TV shows that only have a couple of episodes out there. This would give us a better idea of whether the p2p crowd is really ahead of the curve in what they enjoy or if they are just downloading whatever is being mass advertised.