Season 5 of Game of Thrones is becoming the season of pirates. Having the first four episodes of the season leak online mere hours before the premiere, and now the fifth episode, "Kill the Boy", has shattered the record for the most pirated episode of all time.
Within 12 hours of airing on TV "Kill the Boy" had already been downloaded by 2.2 million individuals, according to Excipio. The episode reached 3.22 million downloads within a 24-hour period. The previous record for piracy downloads was set by season four premiere of Game of Thrones, gaining a total of 1.86 million downloads in the first 24 hours after it aired.
According to Excipio, and Variety, within the first 24-hour period after initially being pirated the top 5 countries for pirating the Game of Thrones episode "Kill the Boy" were: the US (273,468 downloads), the UK (202, 482), Brazil (196,853), Australia (176,207) and France (173,213)