Every day, millions of individuals around the United States download, seed, and share copyrighted material. In fact, for just the top 100 most popular torrents, there are well over 1 million individuals seeding or directly assisting in the distribution of popular, copyrighted material every day.
In an effort to understand how torrenting plays out across the country, we collected data about the location of seeding nodes for the top 300 most popular torrents, segmented across movies, television, and PC gaming. In all, our data set is comprised of almost 4 million nodes, 3 million unique IP addresses, and hundreds of copyrighted TV, game, and movie titles.
A seeding node is essentially any computer that has downloaded a piece of content and is now a resource other computers can connect to to download that same content.
**Please note, in our experiment, no illegal materials were ever downloaded.**
Overall Torrenting By State
The map below shows the states that torrented the most, per capita, across all the torrents we tracked. This includes the top 100 most torrented TV, movies, and games from the past 40 days. the leading states include Florida, Washington, and Oregon.
Which States Torrent Movies The Most?
Which States Torrent Games The Most?
Which States Torrent TV Shows The Most?
What Is The Most Popular Torrented Movie By State Relative To National Averages?
What Is The Most Popular Torrented Game By State Relative To National Averages?
What Is The Most Popular Torrented TV Show By State Relative To National Averages?