Jeremy Clarkson's The Grand Tour breaks piracy records

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond (AAP / file)
Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond (AAP / file)

The comeback show by former Top Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, has reportedly cracked the record for the most pirated TV show in history.

Figures by MUSO, data analysts in the piracy market, say illegal downloads of The Grand Tour surpass even that of popular fantasy show Game of Thrones.

The first episode of The Grand Tour was illegally downloaded 7.9 million times since its release on November 18. Downloads of episode two sit at 6.4 million, while episode three has been pirated 4.6 million times, according to the Daily Mail.

"It is the most illegally downloaded programme ever. It is off the scale in terms of volume," MUSO chief commercial officer Chris Elkins told the publication.

But the numbers haven't perturbed Amazon, which offers the show exclusively on its online Prime service.

"The Grand Tour has become the biggest show premiere ever on Amazon Prime Video, breaking records around the world," a spokesperson told the Daily Mail.