Sunday 25 September 2016

Late Late Toy Show causes massive drop in Pornhub traffic during broadcast

Published 07/01/2016 | 09:56

Ryan Tubridy pictured during the opening of the RTÉ Late Late Toy Show
Ryan Tubridy pictured during the opening of the RTÉ Late Late Toy Show

The Late Late Toy Show may well have been a ratings winner for RTE but it caused a serious dent in traffic to porn website Pornhub.

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In fact, Ryan Tubridy's annual celebration of toys and childhood caused a bigger drop in porn browsing than any other media event in the world.

Pornhub has just released its 2015 Year in Review with data on the porn viewing habits of people all over the world.

And it seems that Irish porn fans abandoned the website in droves in favour of Tubs' toy spectacular, which drew 1.36m viewers on November 27.

It caused a 16 per cent drop in traffic to Pornhub from Ireland during the show's broadcast.

The Portugese debate between Antonio Costa and Pedro Coelho was second on the list but only caused a 6 per cent drop in traffic.

Pornhub media event traffic 2015.
Pornhub media event traffic 2015.

Third was The Walking Dead season 6 premiere in the US which caused a 5 per cent drop.

While you might think the birth of Princess Charlotte in the UK would dominate everyone's agenda that day it only caused a 3 per cent drop in the UK.

The Golden Globes and the Oscars only caused a 2 and 1 per cent drop respectively in the US.

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