‘Game of Thrones’ videos are huge on Pornhub, and HBO is trying to take them down

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is the most searched “Game of Thrones” character on Pornhub.

HBO’s war on online piracy includes a porn site.

According to British newspaper The Sun, HBO’s legal department has issued requests for pornography-video platform Pornhub to take down any scenes from the hit fantasy drama.

An HBO spokesperson told Business Insider, “HBO is aware of the issue and is in the process of getting material taken down from Pornhub.”

Demand for “Thrones” related videos on the site, including explicit scenes from the show and pornographic parodies, has been growing.

Pornhub reports that in the days surrounding the season-six premiere on April 24, “Game of Thrones” related searches went up 370% compared to their average search levels.

Meanwhile, Pornhub has seen a drop in traffic during “Game of Thrones” episode airings.Its overall site traffic (over 60 million daily visitors, according to Pornhub) went down 4% during the sixth-season premiere. And the traffic continues to fall, with a 5% traffic decrease during the current season’s fourth episode.

The top four most-searched characters on Pornhub, in order of ranking, are Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Margaery (Natalie Dormer), Shae (Sibel Kekilli), and Cersei (Lena Headey).

As for men, Pornhub reported that while “there were too few searches for male performers to rank in comparison to females, ‘Jon Snow’ did come close.”

Pornhub didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.