Although the number of streaming platforms is increasing year by year, and thus there are more and more ways to legally watch selected films and shows, pirate websites remain very popular, enabling us to download most of the new cinema and TV productions. We've all got used to this situation, although of course we don't approve of such practices. Nevertheless, it is worth sharing a list of the most often illegally downloaded shows of 2020 - mainly in order to get a broader context of the popularity of the works in question, without limiting their range to the activity of users of the largest streaming platforms.
Torrentfreak.com provides an in-depth analysis of the pirate market in the context of TV shows. It includes mainly TV productions downloaded through the BitTorrent client. The highest spots on the podium are taken by The Mandalorian and The Boys with a slight advantage of the show set in the Star Wars universe . There is no denying that the above titles competed on popularity lists all year round, but the "illegal" round of this battle was won by Din Djarin and Grogu.
The most torrented shows of 2020
- The Mandalorian
- The Boys
- Star Trek: Picard
- Rick and Morty
- The Walking Dead
- The Outsider
- The Flash
The Mandalorian was so high in the ranking not only because it is the most popular series of recent months. It also premiered on the Disney+ platform, which still cannot be used in many countries. This probably caused Jon Favreau's production to eventually overtake The Boys.
What's more, the list includes strictly TV shows, not created for specific streaming platforms, such as The Walking Dead (AMC) or Arrow and The Flash (The CW). Titles of this type land on illegal websites en masse and this has not changed for several years now.