US torrents map: Ohio loves Game of Thrones, Utah loves Fargo.

2014-08-18_1248What shows are pirated illegally across the USA?

Pretty much the same kind of shows that are illegally downloaded in Australia: Game of Thrones, Fargo, 24, Penny Dreadful, The Big Bang Theory, Californication and more.

But this map of the US from Movoto shows which shows are most popular in each state (with apologies to Hawaii and Alaska).

Game of Thrones remains the most popular of the titles, in such states as Ohio, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Arizona, Georgia and more.

Jack Bauer’s 24 is tops in Oklahoma, Mexico, Wyoming, Missouri, Kentucky and Vermont.

Fargo is also popular with California, Utah and New Jersey. Ironically California is not so hot on Californication, which rules in North and South Carolina and Michigan.

Indiana has the hots for Continuum and West Virginia loves them some Orphan Black.

In terms of volume for TV shows illegally pirated, Florida, Washington, Montana, Maine and Vermont were very naughty (see map below).

For the technically minded Movoto looked at 40 days of torrent seeding: “In an effort to understand how torrenting plays out across the country, we collected data about the location of seeding nodes for the top 300 most popular torrents, segmented across movies, television, and PC gaming. In all, our data set is comprised of almost 4 million nodes, 3 million unique IP addresses, and hundreds of copyrighted TV, game, and movie titles.”


One Comment:

  1. You’d need to see the breakdown by cities not by state to draw any real conclusions-tremendous variations between the rural and the urban in a place like the US that has a less concentrated population than Oz.

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