Having come second to the cult fantasy drama since 2014, the post-apocalyptic horror series finally manages to steal the crown in 2018 with 'The Flash' and 'The Big Bang Theory' following behind.
Jan 3, 2019
Hit zombie series "The Walking Dead' was the most-pirated TV show of 2018.
"Game of Thrones" had previously held the record for the last six years, but with the eighth and final season delayed until 2019, no new episodes of the cult fantasy drama aired last year (18), allowing "The Walking Dead" to steal the title, according to BitTorrent officials.
The TV drama, based on the comic books of the same name, had been the second-most popular illegal download for every year since 2014.
The annual poll, which ranks the series based on its most-shared single episode released in any one year, now places superhero series "The Flash" at two, ahead of "The Big Bang Theory" at three.
Historical drama "Vikings" and another DC Comics adaptation, "Titans", round out the new top five.