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What BitTorrent Rankings Might Tell Us

What BitTorrent Rankings Might Tell Us

Chris at NewTeeVee has posted this week’s Top 20 TV shows accessed (illegally) from BitTorrent, according to media analysis company Big Champagne. It’s an important week to pay attention, because it was the last big sweeps week for networks as most shows featured their season finale episodes (except for number one Lost, go figure). What’s really interesting, and possibly telling, is the fact that the majority of these shows (especially in the Top 10) are found on ABC, CBS, and The CW. In other words, content found on networks that have yet to embrace ad-supported online video like NBC and Fox have (most notably, through Hulu). So, does this tell us that consumers are willing to watch official downloads of their favorite shows through ad-supported models over illegal downloads, if it’s made easy? I think so.

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