Ahh, November sweeps: That salacious, pre-Christmas season when major networks unleash their most sensational “news” stories to grab the attention of ‘Merica’s lowest common denominators so bigger advertising dividends will be paid. In the case of WLKY, we’ve got internet porn searches.
Specifically, Louisville is the de facto capital of naughty internet searches, meaning that we spend more time Googling ‘Lady GaGa + transvestite’ than the average horny bear, which somehow our chamber of commerce cannot successfully market.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville is known for a lot of things. Whether it’s horse racing, bourbon or basketball, the city often scores national and worldwide attention.
But the ‘Ville now has another distinction: It ranks No. 1 as the city most likely to search for obscene material online, at least according to BusinessInsider.com, which used Google Trends for a 2008 study.
According to their math, Louisville has the greatest percentage of people searching for naughty words online.
WLKY spoke with some who believe the math is correct, and others who said we’ll need more than just one study before we should call Louisville obscene.