Piracy of CBS Show Spikes in Areas Where the Network Is Blacked Out Deadline, TorrentFreak

Piracy of a CBS series has seen a spike, with particularly large increases in cities where the network is blacked out amid a contract dispute with Time Warner Cable. cites data from TorrentFreak, which says the increase in illegal downloads of the summer hit "Under the Dome" puts the show among the most-pirated programs.

Piracy of "Under the Dome" jumped 34% over the weekend, while in New York City, where CBS is blacked out, the piracy rate more than doubled, with the show making up 3% of all downloads in the U.S. this week, up from 1.3% the previous week, according to data from TorrentFreak.

The site said that more sampling is required before coming to conclusions.