Sliding into second place was "The Walking Dead," which garnered 6.9 million downloads, and "The Big Bang Theory," which brought in 4.4 million downloads. The second- and third-place finishers got far greater TV view numbers, though, with The Walking Dead at 15.8 million and The Big Bang Theory at 18.3 million. Those shows landed in second in third last year, too.
As for the feature films, it comes as little surprise that Hollywood's biggest blockbusters topped the chart for illegal downloads this year. Humans are nothing if not predictable. Interstellar led the way in 2015, with tracking site Excipio citing nearly 47 million illegal downloads. The 2014 smash outpaced films released in 2015, as it had more time to make the rounds on the Internet. But this year's huge hits weren't far behind -- with Furious 7 hitting 45 million downloads, Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting 42 million downloads, and Jurassic World hitting 37 million downloads. Most alarmingly, the big winners (or losers, for that matter) saw a nearly 60% spike in illegal downloads this year. Sorry, Hollywood.