Wikipedia’s Top 25 Most Viewed Articles of 2023

Wikipedia has released its list of the most-viewed articles in 2023. With English Wikipedia receiving over 84 billion views throughout the year, the top 25 articles range of topics, from artificial intelligence to sports and entertainment.

Wikipedia's Top 25 Most Viewed Articles of 2023

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ChatGPT, the child of the AI revolution, With a 49,490,406 pageviews, ChatGPT became the most-viewed article on English Wikipedia in 2023.

Launched just over a year ago by OpenAI, this free-to-use AI model-based chatbot became the fastest-growing consumer app in internet history, reaching a 100 million users in just over two months.

Its discussions about dangers of AI, as well as its impact on various facets of our lives, from education to the workplace.

Taking the second spot with 42,666,860 pageviews, the annual list of deaths in 2023 maintained its significance.

As we bid farewell to figures, the world turned to Wikipedia to pay tribute and gain insights into the lives of those who left a mark on our collective consciousness.

From Matthew Perry to Lisa Marie Presley, the biographical entries with readers seeking to understand the legacies of the departed.

Cricket has claimed the third spot with the 2023 Cricket World Cup with 38,171,653 pageviews. The tournament, won by Australia in a final against India in Ahmedabad, captivated cricket enthusiasts globally. The interest in cricket-related articles is constituting 16% of English Wikipedia’s top 25 articles.

Securing the fourth position with 32,012,810 pageviews, the Indian Premier League continued to be a cricketing extravaganza that drew the attention of fans worldwide.

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The Twenty20 Men’s Cricket league, known for its fast-paced and entertaining format, not only featured in the top 25 but also made a second appearance at the ninth spot with the 2023 season receiving over 20 million views.

Oppenheimer (film) claimed the fifth spot with 28,348,248 pageviews. The Christopher Nolan-directed hit stood alongside two other Indian film successes, Pathaan and Jawan, both featuring Shah Rukh Khan and becoming two of the highest-grossing Hindi-language films of all time.

The Wikipedia data reflected the global with the intersection of art and culture. The sixth spot with 25,961,417 pageviews, the category of Cricket World Cup articles continued to captivate readers.

The 304% increase in interest compared to the previous edition showcased the enduring popularity of cricket as a global sport.

The articles saw over 1.25 million views on the day of the tournament final, underlining the engagement of fans.

J. Robert Oppenheimer the real-life physicist portrayed in the film Oppenheimer, secured the seventh spot with 25,672,469 pageviews.

The historical figures alongside their cinematic representations highlighted the ways in which Wikipedia serves as a source of information.

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Jawan (film) claimed the eighth spot with 21,791,126 pageviews. Released in September, the film surpassed box office records, showcasing the popularity of Bollywood on the global stage.

Shah Rukh Khan’s presence in both Pathaan and Jawan underlined the international appeal of Indian cinema.

The ninth spot went to the 2023 Indian Premier League, 20,694,974 pageviews. The T20 league, known for its high-energy matches and star-studded line-ups, once again showed its ability to captivate audiences, both on the field and online.

Rounding off the top 10 was Pathaan (film) with 19,932,509 pageviews. Shah Rukh Khan’s charisma and the film’s release in January contributed to its box office success, making it a entry in the year’s Wikipedia statistics.

Entries ranging from The Last of Us (TV series) to Taylor Swift, Elon Musk, and Russian invasion of Ukraine captured the collective attention of users around the world.

The full top 25 most-popular list for English Wikipedia articles in 2023:

  • ChatGPT, 49,490,406 page views
  • Deaths in 2023, 42,666,860 2023
  • Cricket World Cup, 38,171,653
  • Indian Premier League, 32,012,810
  • Oppenheimer (film), 28,348,248
  • Cricket World Cup, 25,961,417
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer, 25,672,469
  • Jawan (film), 21,791,126 2023
  • Indian Premier League, 20,694,974
  • Pathaan (film), 19,932,509
  • The Last of Us (TV series), 19,791,789
  • Taylor Swift, 19,418,385
  • Barbie (film), 18,051,077
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, 17,492,537
  • Lionel Messi, 16,623,630
  • Premier League, 16,604,669
  • Matthew Perry, 16,454,666
  • United States, 16,240,461
  • Elon Musk, 14,370,395
  • Avatar: The Way of Water, 14,303,116
  • India, 13,850,178
  • Lisa Marie Presley, 13,764,007
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, 13,392,917
  • Russian invasion of Ukraine, 12,798,866
  • Andrew Tate, 12,728,616.

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