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Lost most downloaded show again

Thanks to Rosalind for the heads up.

The fifth season of the hit series ‘Lost’ premiered on U.S. television with two brand new episodes last week. With close to two million downloads for both episodes in only a few days, it leads this week’s list of most pirated TV-Shows on BitTorrent.

Every week we take a look at the most downloaded TV-Shows on BitTorrent. Lost is traditionally one of the most downloaded TV shows. Last year, it got the honor of being the most pirated show of 2008, and we expect the show to end up high in the 2009 list as well.

The fifth season of Lost just started with two new episodes. Both episodes were downloaded close to two million time in the first week. As always, the vast majority of the people who download the show are located outside the U.S, where it may take up to a year before season 5 will actually air on TV.

The rise of unauthorized downloading of TV-shows is a signal that customers want something that is not available through other channels. It’s more about availability than the fact that it’s free and should be viewed as an opportunity, not a threat. The more restrictions, the more piracy - it’s as simple as that.

Source: TorrentFreak

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