“The biggest disappointment of the night”: Entertainment Weekly had some harsh words for this week’s installment of Heroes. The second episode of the show’s new season only clocked about 6 million viewers, following a season premiere that was down almost 30 percent. But Heroes seems to be doing just fine in the rest of the world. TorrentFreak is reporting that Heroes broke download records on many torrent sites.

Most of these downloads go to users outside of the U.S. who have to wait for weeks, if not months, after the U.S. premiere to finally see new episodes on TV. These delays do not just lead to millions of torrent downloads, but also a huge number of streams and downloads from less than legit YouTube clones and one-click hosters. In the light of recent download records, TV studios are slowly waking up to the fact that global release windows just don’t work anymore. Continue reading on Newteevee.com.

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