The absolute only silver lining to the extended home confinement forced by COVID-19 is that it gives audiences an opportunity to catch up on the deluge of attractive programming found on the small screen these days. That show you’ve been meaning to start but just don’t have the energy after a long day of work? No problem without a commute. That mystery-laden series that forces you to fit together the pieces of an intricate puzzle? All you have now is time to play detective. Hell, your umpteenth Friends re-watch? Have at it!
But traditional pay-TV customers are cutting the cord like Joey Chestnut pounds hot dogs and not everyone has access to every single streaming service. So, in an effort to stay afloat amid a rising sea of small screen options, we understand that audiences may occasionally resort to less, ahem, admirable courses of action.
Illegal downloads are a strong indicator of what programs are driving the most significant demand. According to Parrot Analytics, a leading global content demand analytics company for the multi-platform TV business that sifts through social media, fan ratings, and piracy to figure who’s watching what, here are the 10 most-pirated shows worldwide over the