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Wikipedia Unveils Most-Read Articles Of 2023

Explore the 25 most read articles on English Wikipedia this year, covering topics ranging from ChatGPT and Cricket to Barbie and Bollywood.

| Published on December 12, 2023

In 2023, the most-viewed article on English Wikipedia released Tuesday, reported by The Wikimedia Foundation, centered around the AI system “ChatGPT.” The annual release of the most-viewed articles provides a glimpse into the topics that captured our collective interest throughout the year.

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English Wikipedia, amassing over 84 billion views, saw “ChatGPT” as the frontrunner with 49.5 million page views. The AI marvel maintained steady attention, ranging from 100,000 to 400,000 daily views in the first half of the year, as per Wikimedia Foundation data.

Top 5 Most Read Articles On Wikipedia

1. ChatGPT

Surging to the top with 49,490,406 pageviews, ChatGPT stands as the epitome of intrigue. A consistent daily buzz, spanning 100,000 to 400,000 pageviews, underscores its pervasive influence. Engaging debates on AI’s evolving role, impact on humanity, and ethical considerations paint a vivid narrative.

2. Deaths in 2023

At 42,666,860 pageviews, the annual homage to departed souls resonates deeply. Each month, this compendium unfolds, a testament to the enduring interest in the lives that shaped our world.

3. 2023 Cricket World Cup

With a staggering 38,171,653 views, cricket takes center stage. The fervor around the 2023 Cricket World Cup, witnessing a 304% surge in interest, encapsulates the sport’s global allure. India’s Virat Kohli, a star both on and off the field, commands over ten million views.

4. Indian Premier League

Riding the cricket wave, the Indian Premier League amassed 32,012,810 views. A testament to the enduring appeal of T20 cricket, blending athleticism and entertainment.

5. Oppenheimer (Film)

Clocking 28,348,248 views, “Oppenheimer” emerges as the celluloid sensation. J. Robert Oppenheimer’s profound journey in crafting the atomic bomb and Christopher Nolan’s narrative mastery beckon seekers of historical and cinematic wisdom.

A Glimpse Beyond the Top 5

Sports Spectacle

Cricket permeates the list, commanding 16% of the top 25. From the Cricket World Cup to the Indian Premier League, each article becomes a scoreboard echoing the highs and lows of the sporting realm.

Film and Television Fiesta

The celluloid world dazzles, with “Barbie,” “Jawan,” and “Pathaan” making waves. A cultural panorama unfolds, intertwined with the releases and successes of Hindi-language films.

Celebrities in Focus

Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise, the untimely farewells to Matthew Perry and Lisa Marie Presley, and Elon Musk’s perpetual fascination showcase the diverse interests shaping our digital narratives.

The Full Top 25 List

The complete list reflects the diverse queries and curiosities of users, encapsulating a year of exploration and discovery. Wikipedia, driven by a global community of volunteers, remains a trusted source sustaining free knowledge for billions worldwide.

1. ChatGPT, 49,490,406 pageviews
2. Deaths in 2023, 42,666,860
3. 2023 Cricket World Cup, 38,171,653
4. Indian Premier League, 32,012,810
5. Oppenheimer (film), 28,348,248
6. Cricket World Cup, 25,961,417
7. J. Robert Oppenheimer, 25,672,469
8. Jawan (film), 21,791,126
9. 2023 Indian Premier League, 20,694,974
10. Pathaan (film), 19,932,509
11. The Last of Us (TV series), 19,791,789
12. Taylor Swift, 19,418,385
13. Barbie (film), 18,051,077
14. Cristiano Ronaldo, 17,492,537
15. Lionel Messi, 16,623,630
16. Premier League, 16,604,669
17. Matthew Perry, 16,454,666
18. United States, 16,240,461
19. Elon Musk, 14,370,395
20. Avatar: The Way of Water, 14,303,116
21. India, 13,850,178
22. Lisa Marie Presley, 13,764,007
23. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, 13,392,917
24. Russian invasion of Ukraine, 12,798,866
25. Andrew Tate, 12,728,616

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