The ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere was pirated 54 million times in 24 hours, vastly outstripping its legal audience

Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” premiere was pirated 54 million times in 24 hours, according to digital-piracy analytics company Muso. It was most pirated in India and China. Chinese censors cut six minutes of the episode when it aired there, angering some fans. Despite the piracy, the episode broke viewing records for the HBO series.

Sunday’s season eight premiere of “Game of Thrones” was the show’s most-watched episode ever, but it could have been even

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