Many fans will know that Stargate Atlantis was cancelled a few months ago with the show ending with its momentous 100th episode at the end of its current fifth season.
Fans around the world have been left feeling outraged that such a popular Sci Fi classic has been cancelled the official reasons behind the shows cancelation are increasing operating costs.
However interesting new news has come to light regarding the popularity of Stargate Atlantis among illegal file sharers.
Stargate Atlantis ranked in 6th place for the most illegally downloaded television show during the course of 2008. More people downloaded the show from illegal sources than watched it on American television and other television channels globally.
Complaints have arisen from New Zealand, European and even Canadian television studios regarding the long wait between shows airing in the United States and then making their way globally to various regions.
This trend has led to the inevitable rise in illegal downloads by loyal fans wanting to know what is happening now instead of waiting several months before the episode airs in their regions.
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This editorial post has now been updated to reflect the official news source this article is based on. The Stargate Archive Team would like to apologise to anyone who has felt upset by the contents of this editorial article. It has been published for informative purposes only and is not officially endorsed by the Stargate Archive Team.