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These are the movies, TV, and gaming characters you loved in 2019 according to PornHub

Plus: The pop-culture events so compelling, you stopped watching porn.

These are the movies, TV, and gaming characters you loved in 2019 according to PornHub
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No one had a 2019 quite like PornHub.

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The most popular pornography platform in the country just posted its end-of-year data, and the numbers are staggering: In 2019, PornHub had 42 billion visits (up from 33.5 billion in 2018), 39 billion searches, and more than 6.83 million new videos uploaded to the site.

That kind of sprawling user base and traffic will, of course, yield rather illuminating data such as “alien” ranking no. 2 in top searches (no doubt tied to that Area 51 hullabaloo) or the fact that Sunday at 11 p.m. is the most popular day and time to watch porn. PornHub’s expansive data set is definitely worth a scroll (just make sure you’re in a secure location first.)

Here are the highlights across tech, entertainment, and culture:

– In terms of how people choose to watch porn, phone viewing won by a landslide: 76.6% on mobile vs. 6.3% on desktop. Traffic from Apple iOS devices grew 19% from 2018 to make up 52.8% of PornHub’s mobile traffic (Android users brought in 46.6%). However, with traffic from desktop computers, Windows shut out Mac with 75.5% vs. 16.7%, respectively.

– Of course, mobile and desktop aren’t the only ways people get off: Traffic from PlayStation consoles took the top spot with 51.5%, followed by Xbox at 34.7%

– The top five most searched movie and TV characters and/or franchises were: 1) Avengers, 2) Harley Quinn, 3) Teen Titans, 4) Incredibles, and 5) Captain Marvel. Joker may have come in at No. 10 but saw a 3,345% spike in traffic compared to 2018 for obvious reasons.

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Overwatch edged out the seemingly unstoppable Fortnite to take the no. 1 spot in most-searched video games, while Zelda, Lara Croft, and, yes, Super Mario were in the top 5 searches for video-game characters.

– It may seem like there’s little standing in the way of PornHub’s dominance, but certain live events caused fairly significant dips in traffic: Apple’s iPhone reveal last September and the Super Bowl caused a respective 15% and 27% drop for PornHub.

– Conversely, Facebook and Instagram’s March 13 outage caused a 19% spike in traffic, and the government shutdown in January bumped daily visits to PornHub by 6.32%.

Read PornHub’s full year in review here.

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KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at "Good Morning America," where he was the social media producer.

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