New England Patriots Fans Turned To Porn After Stunning Super Bowl Loss

On Monday, Pornhub’s statisticians were busy computing the numbers behind the web site’s internet traffic after Super Bowl LII on Sunday, February 4th. The unexpected result: New England Patriot fans apparently turned to porn to ease the pain after their team’s stunning loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.

As America’s game kicked off from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Eastern Time, Pornhub’s statisticians noted, “across the United States traffic dropped an average of -24 percent” below the typical average for  Sunday. Around 9 pm, a further decline in porn watching occurred with the largest drop of -28 percent, while the eyes of Americans were glued to their 60 Inch LED TV that was, of course, purchased on credit. After the game, football fans rushed back to their computers, mobile devices, and fancy tablets with a +9 percent surge above the average levels for 11 pm. Statisticians said Sunday around 11 pm is Pornhub’s highest traffic time of the week, so a +9 percent move is quite impressive. 

Across the entire country, game-day traffic declined, but the percentage differed depending on the state and or region. Here is what the statisticians had to say: 

The nation’s most dedicated football fans were from Delaware, where traffic dropped by -45% between 6pm and 11pm. Elsewhere on the East Coast, traffic dropped by -43% in Rhode Island, -42% in Massachusetts and -41% in Pennsylvania. That’s quite understandable seeing as both teams were from Eastern states. The smallest traffic changes happened in Kansas (-11%), Nevada (-12%) and Alabama (-14%).  

Traffic declines were similar in both Philadelphia and Boston during most of the game, though, Eagles fans delayed the ole’ cleaning of the pipes a bit longer, with their biggest traffic drop of -58 percent at 10 pm. 

Late in the fourth quarter, Philadelphia Eagles defense made a huge play to secure Super Bowl LII victory, with Brandon Graham strip-sacking Tom Brady to help seal the 41-33 win. As soon as that occurred, Boston was already rushing back to Pornhub, where traffic surged +28 percent above normal in the hours following the defeat.

We might have found the answer why Eagles fans delayed porn watching.

 

On a state by state basis, the biggest drops happened around 9 pm by -45 percent in Pennsylvania and -53 percent in Massachusetts. The statisticians added: 

We found it interesting that whether the Patriots win or lose, fans in Massachusetts are just as likely to head back to Pornhub after the game. Our 2017 Superbowl Insights found a similar +30% increase in post-game traffic across Massachusetts after the Patriots won Superbowl 51.  

Based on Pornhub’s Google Analytics data, their statisticians found that U.S. male traffic data declined by -30 percent while U.S. female traffic data declined by -22 percent at the climax of the game. Female traffic remained low around 8 pm, which the statisticians believe women wanted to stick around to watch Justin Timberlake’s halftime show, meanwhile, men snuck off to watch porn. Postgame stats show men surged +10 percent at midnight, while females surged +7 percent at 2 am. Very sneaky…

The lull in web traffic during the Super Bowl, followed by a massive surge in porn by Americans, is part of a reoccurring pattern for Pornhub during sporting events. Interesting enough, Pornhub’s statisticians point out that New England Patriot fans jumped to the porn site first to ease the pain after their team’s loss. Sunday is the biggest day of the week for porn watching in America, eventually, at the end of the night, trends in google analytics indicated that no matter the team–American’s as a whole still made time to watch their favorite porn star. Does America have a porn addiction?

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