Porn viewership took a bit of a hit in Washington D.C. with all eyes on the GameStop hearing.
Several major players involved in the GameStop stock fiasco testified before Congress Thursday, and it was just as exciting as you’d expect. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)
At one point, Keith Gill felt the need to let people know he wasn’t a cat. You can’t make this kind of stuff up. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)
Redditor Keith Gill, known as
/u/deepf***ingvalue and Roaring Kitty, testifies to Congress:
“A few things I am not: I am not a cat. I am not an institutional investor, nor am I a hedge fund.”pic.twitter.com/hMxEI8SxiE
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 18, 2021
Just how interesting was the hearing? Well, people in D.C. might have been more interested in it than porn. According to exclusive data obtained by me, traffic on the adult entertainment site Stripchat was down 5.8% in Washington D.C. compared to your typical Thursday. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)
As for money spent, tipping in America also dropped 16% around the time the hearing got underway. (SLIDESHOW: This Blonde Bombshell Might Be The Hottest Model On The Internet)
However, across America, Stripchat actually saw a bit of a traffic bump this morning with a 7.07% increase. (SLIDESHOW: 60 Times Abigail Ratchford Wore Almost Nothing)
I’m not too surprised that traffic dropped. As I said previously in this article, the GameStop hearing was the definition of a content goldmine.
The stock price shooting through the roof a couple weeks back dominated the headlines and made the market interesting and fun for the first time for so many people.
It’s not hard to see why people might have powered down porn to watch the circus unfold.
#GAMESTOP HEARING – VIRAL MOMENT:
— Forbes (@Forbes) February 18, 2021
Also, as I’ve said many times, nobody dominates the marketing game like porn companies. When it comes to viewership data, people are always fascinated.
How do I know that? Because I see the numbers! People feast on this kind of stuff.
Let us know in the comments if you’re surprised by the slight decline in traffic in Washington D.C. during the hearing!