Updated: 26th February 2018

The Game of Thrones season premiere was so popular people stopped watching porn

People were so hyped about a new season ofGame of Thronesthat traffic to Pornhub dipped during the premiere Sunday.

Traffic to the adult entertainment site was down 4.5 percent during the premiere, according to Pornhub Insights. Thats a considerable change in visitors as Sunday night is one of the most popular times for people to visit Pornhub, the insights post says.

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Fans apparently began preparing for the season 7 premiere early, with Pornhub traffic taking a dip below average startingtwo hours before the episode aired. Thestats don’t come as much of a surprise considering the massive popularity the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere. According to Variety, the episode broke ratings records attracting 16.1 million viewersa 50 percent increase of the premiere of season 6. The episode was also the show’s most-tweeted ever, with 2.4 million tweets sent during the showSunday night.

Pornhub tracked traffic changes during season 6of Game of Thrones as well. During the premiere in April 2016, Pornhubtraffic dropped 4.1 percent. The fourth episode had a 4.9 percent drop, and the finale last June resulted in a whopping 5.2 percent drop from average Sunday night viewership.

Screengrab via Pornhub

The violence and dramatic tension in Sunday night’s episode didnt deter users from returning to Pornhub in the hours following. Traffic was back to normal 90 minutes after Dragonstone.

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