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'Game of Thrones' Leaks Continue, Ratings Climb

'Game of Thrones' Leaks Continue, Ratings Climb
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By    |   Friday, 18 August 2017 07:49 AM

The "Game of Thrones" leaks continued as hackers dumped "shooting diaries" online with other inside information on Season 7, but apparently no new episodes in what is being called the "fourth wave" of HBO leaks.

The hackers want HBO to give them $6.5 million in Bitcoin to stop the leaked information from being dumped onto the internet, Mashable reported.

The Express said hackers had already leaked the penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 7 on the Internet.

HBO would not comment on the legitimacy of the 27 separate "Game of Thrones" shooting diaries, along with the shooting schedule for West World Season 2, which were among the 1.5 terabytes of data hackers dumped on Wednesday, Mashable said.

"(As) there is an ongoing investigation we will have no comment beyond the statements that are already out there," an HBO representative told Mashable.

Deadline.com said the hackers also leaked episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Barry," "The Deuce," "Ballers," and "Insecure," online last Sunday.

To make matters worse, HBO Spain made an unaired episode of "Game of Thrones" available to subscribers for about an hour before it was realized and removed, Mashable said.

The hacking, though, appears not to have harmed "Game of Thrones" popularity, with last Sunday's episode reaching 10.72 million viewers for a season high, Deadline.com said. Sunday's episode scored a 5.0 in the coveted 18-49 demo, six percent higher than the previous high.

Dwayne Johnson's "Ballers" and "Insecure" both saw small viewership bumps Sunday in the 18-49 demo despite leaks.

Some fans on social media admitted to watching the "Game of Thrones" hacked version online.

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The "Game of Thrones" leaks continued as hackers dumped "shooting diaries" online with other inside information on Season 7, but apparently no new episodes in what is being called the "fourth wave" of HBO leaks.
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