'Game of Thrones' premiere causes Pornhub to lose views - Metro US

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere causes Pornhub to lose views

Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke.
McCall B. Polay, HBO

A recent report shows that people are more interested in watching “Game of Thrones” than pornography.

Last Sunday fans around the world tuned in to HBO to watch the highly anticipated Season 6 premiere of the fantasy drama.

Adult entertainment sitePornhubcrunched the numbers to determine what porn consumption was like during the show.

According to its statistics, porn lovers took a break from watching adult content to make sure they feasted their eyes on “Game of Thrones.”

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The numbers show there was a 4 percentdecrease in the amount of web traffic on Pornhub from the United States. That number may not sound like a lot, but when you consider the fact the site has over 60 million daily visitors, and the United States is ranked as the number one market, that is a good chunk of people willing to pause the porn for “Game of Thrones.”

The stats team at Pornhub has also produced more titillating facts about “Game of Thrones” and porn habits.

There was an increase in the amount of web traffic during the month of April leading up to the show premiere on April 24.

Throughout the month, “Game of Thrones” themed porn searches were slightly above average, but dramatically increased a few days before the show. According to Pornhub, there was a 370 percent search increase from April 20 to April 24.

The statistics also show the most popular “Game of Thrones” related search terms on the site when a user types in the show title followed by a keyword.

The top five searches on the site are “sex scene,” “parody,” “porn,” “Missandei,” and “Daenerys,” both female characters on the show. Other popular search terms that should be noted are “walk of shame” —a reference to a scene in which the character “Cesrei” is forced to walk naked through the town, and “boobs” or “nude” after a character name.

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