- Here in Australia the show had a massive viewing audience. Are you seriously suggesting the company that bought the rights lost revenue because people also downloaded it? I call bullshit because it'd be damn near impossible to get more bums on seats in front of the idiot box for the show.
- I'm pretty certain there would have been less of a TV audience if it hadn't been for pirating.
- All of which ignores the fact that part of the reason people download the series is so they don't have to try and see the show through the constant barrage of banner (and screen in screen) advertising between the the deafening "advertising breaks". That and trying to maintain continuity of a series scattered over two fucking years with endless "re-schedules" (while they show you shit you wouldn't watch unless were wanting to watch the next instalment at the advertised timeslot.
Don't hurt your back lugging those goal post around when you change tack and claim the yet to be fucking released complete series on disc sales have been hurt.
Fucking Hollywood, mutter, mutter