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More illegal viewers than legal for ‘Heroes’

January 6, 2010

For the second year in a row, NBC’s ‘Heroes’ has been named the most-pirated TV show. Despite TV viewership dwindling from 14 million viewers a week in 2006 to six million viewers a week in 2009, the show remains a hit among downloaders.

According to Torrentfreak, a blog dedicated to news about BitTorrent file-sharing, “Heroes” was downloaded 6.58 million times in 2009 – meaning more fans tune in illegally than legally.

Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ is the only other show with more illegal sharers than weekly viewers.

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