Fall lineup is the most eagerly awaited season on peer-to-peer networks as a lot of new shows hit the air. One of the most awaited show for Fall was Fringe by JJ Abrams on Fox. The downloads sky rocketed for the second episode of the show and the audience gave Fringe another shot. This is an unusual trend specially for TV shows as audience tends to move away to follow other shows. A total of 128 individual torrent files have been uploaded for the show so far on major Peer-to-Peer sites. We are tracking every download of the show in Scope and below is a brief summary.
Beijing Olympics came to an spectacular end in China today. China did not disappoint and the closing ceremony was as lavish and impressive as the opening ceremony and it gave the world an extravaganza to remember. People will be talking for a while about these events and will continue to look for any content possible for the Olympics online.
We were tracking every video and every user interaction from even before the games begun in Scope. The video uploads peaked right on the day one of the events with a significant number of videos coming in for the opening ceremony itself. The ceremonies remain the most watched “event” of the games and the most searched and watched videos online. YouTube received the gold medal as the lion share of those videos were being uploaded to the worlds most popular video sharing destination. YouTube alone has driven over 100m views so far with both live and deleted videos combined and no other site even comes close. The videos spread to over 70 video sharing sites from around the world with most views for those videos coming from United States, Canada, Great Britain and China. Thanks to the timings of the games in China, NBC could not show most of the events live leading to several people uploading full length HDTV quality games on peer-to-peer sites. Over 500 individual torrents were uploaded for the opening ceremony itself getting over 1m downloads so far.