Despite the premiere of Fear The Walking Dead TV series, the legendary The Walking Dead by AMC has been a massive hit for the producer and became one of the most watched TV show in the history of the United States. The popularity of the TV series has grown so much that even after the end of the season, people are trying to watch it again by downloading the videos from torrent sites. Many people have the ‘bad’ habit of keeping all seasons and all episodes in their PC.
The Walking Dead Season 6 had an average of 13.15 million viewers, which is a bit low compared to the Season 5 that had over 14 million viewers. This year, HBO had taken some serious measures to take down torrent pages related to its popular TV shows such as Game Of Thrones Season 6 and Silicon Valley Season 3. Similarly, AMC is also following a strict compliance against the illegal torrent downloads of its most popular The Walking Dead series.
AMC and HBO has set up a team of internet hunters which take care of all piracy activities on the internet related to their shows. Although, both the companies hasn’t revealed the work and money involved in countering these illegal downloads, we could expect a few hundreds of thousands of dollars.
When The Walking Dead Season 6 aired on October 11, people have started to search Google and other torrent sites with keywords like “The Walking Dead S06E01,” “The Walking Dead Season 6 Episode 1,” etc. When the finale of the season 6 ended on April 3 2016, the keyword searches have extended to “The Walking Dead Season 6,” “The Walking Dead Season 6 Complete,” “The Walking Dead Season 6 torrents“, etc. Ultimately, many people disappointed (a few of them managed to download it by some workarounds) to find almost every torrent was taken down by filing either DMCA take down or directly contacting the torrent sites.
For the research, we have spent 30 minutes today to check whether The Walking Dead Season 6 torrents available or not. We have gone to several torrent sites (most of them blocked by the service provider) and found almost none of the working torrents. This shows the effectiveness of the team hired by AMC.
Even though Kickass shows up a 10GB torrent of all episodes of Season 6 of TWD, it has more than 10 times leechers than seeders. In the last two days, there are 6GB and 4GB version of TWD available on TorrentZ and it has the same problem. Many people threw frustration through the comments that they are not able to download. Even there are some Quora threads have opened up showing the frustration of not able to downloading the TWD videos. Team AMC would also take down these torrent links in the coming days. We guess the team hunts for piracy every week and takes it down.
Some people have tried to download every single episodes from different link providers, which is really a pain in the a** process. It’s been reported that such single episode torrents have also disappeared from the download sites. According to AMC, the real fans of The Walking Dead would not like to watch it by downloading illegally from torrent sites, instead they would watch on TV or official sources such as Amazon, amc.com, iTunes, Google Play, Xbox and Netflix. Well played AMC, well played. After all, you have spent millions to create each episode.