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Wikipedia is the best thing ever… Making it even better? Its public list of stats, shedding light on what the collective world is thinking about.[1]

The Multiyear ranking of most viewed Wikipedia pages from December 1, 2007 to the present demonstrates human interests during that period. The views data for Wikipedia’s first years (2001–2007) is fragmentary and complete data on mobile views is available only since July 1, 2015. This presently precludes the possibility of all-time ranking with the multiyear perspective being the closest we can get to.

The lists below include desktop views since December 1, 2007 and mobile views since July 1, 2015.

Being one of the best indicators of “what the collective world is thinking about,” the list of most viewed Wikipedia pages receives wide attention in unassociated institutions and external popular media sources. University Degli Studi di Milano created an engine of the complete ranking of all Wikipedia articles for 2014–2017.[2] In 2013, an external media source attempted to determine the 10 most popular Wikipedia pages of all time.[3] The same year the BBC news website published an article discussing most searched Wikipedia articles in 2012 in different languages.[4] Other versions of top-lists for shorter periods are regularly published and discussed by external popular media.[5][6][7][8] [9][10][11]

Sources

Most-viewed pages were detected from earlier lists for shorter periods (named in “See also” and “External links” below) and such engines as Wikitally (existed until 2017) and Massview.[12] Massview counts views by category since July 1, 2015. The number of views for the detected pages were found in Multiyear ranking of Wikipedia pages views.[13] This site gives the approximate number of desktop views since December 1, 2007 and mobile views since July 1, 2015. Views on this site until June 2015 for desktop include bot pageviews, while those July 2015 for both desktop and mobile exclude identifiable bots and spiders (but may still end up counting many views by bots and spiders as legitimate human views). This might explain differences in view numbers between this site and the lists of Andrew West for 2015–2018.[14][15][16][17]

The leading page

The undisputed leader is Wikipedia’s Main page, with over 41 billion views as of January 2020 — more than the rest of the Top-100 list combined including non-ranked pages. For comparison, Despacito which leads YouTube[18] has 6.6 billion views. According to its information page, the Main page was created as Wikipedia marked its first year, on January 26, 2002. Wikipedia:Most popular pages October 2001, however, states that the Main page had existed and led by wide margin already in October 2001. It is not known which pages had led the ranking during Wikipedia’s first months, although by the end of the first month (January 31, 2001) the most viewed page was Usenet cabal.[19]

Top-100 list

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

Rank* Page Views in millions
Main Page 41,000
Special:Search 13,000
Special:Random 7900
** 2500
Undefined 1800
Special:Watchlist 324
Special:Randompage 314
*** Wiki 261
*** Facebook 247
*** YouTube 221
** 404.php 212
*** xHamster 204
1 United States 204
Special:Book 185
Special:CreateAccount 172
*** Wikipedia 171
Portal:Current events 167
2 Donald Trump 165
*** Google 155
Search 153
Wikipedia:Your first article 136
3 Barack Obama 135
4 India 128
5 World War II 119
Special:RecentChanges 118
6 Michael Jackson 117
7 United Kingdom 114
8 Lady Gaga 112
9 Elizabeth II 108
9 Eminem 108
11 Game of Thrones 107
Creative Commons Attribution 107
12 Adolf Hitler 104
13 Sex 103
14 The Beatles 101
14 Cristiano Ronaldo 101
16 World War I 99
17 Justin Bieber 97
Wsearch.php 97
*** Malware 96
18 Canada 92
19 Steve Jobs 91
19 The Big Bang Theory 91
Portal:Contents 90
21 Kim Kardashian 90
22 Freddie Mercury 89
23 Darth Vader 87
23 Australia 87
25 Stephen Hawking 85
26 Lionel Messi 84
27 Lil Wayne 82
27 List of highest-grossing films 82
29 Star Wars 81
29 Academy Awards 81
29 Dwayne Johnson 81
29 Miley Cyrus 81
33 List of Presidents of the United States 80
34 How I Met Your Mother 79
34 China 79
34 Taylor Swift 79
37 Japan 78
37 Germany 78
39 Selena Gomez 77
39 Abraham Lincoln 77
39 Harry Potter 77
42 Rihanna 76
43 The Walking Dead (TV series) 75
43 New York City 75
45 Russia 74
45 Johnny Depp 74
45 Albert Einstein 74
45 September 11 attacks 74
49 Kanye West 72
49 Tupac Shakur 72
49 Michael Jordan 72
52 Leonardo DiCaprio 71
52 France 71
Talk:Main Page 71
54 Breaking Bad 70
54 Angelina Jolie 70
56 LeBron James 69
56 Earth 69
Export pages 69
58 Mila Kunis 68
59 Glee (TV series) 67
59 Mark Zuckerberg 67
59 Vietnam War 67
59 John F. Kennedy 67
59 William Shakespeare 67
Wikipedia:Contact us 67
64 Nicki Minaj 66
64 Arnold Schwarzenegger 66
66 Tom Cruise 65
66 Pablo Escobar 65
66 Scarlett Johansson 65
69 Will Smith 64
69 John Cena 64
69 Jennifer Aniston 64
69 Ariana Grande 64
73 Singapore 63
73 Muhammad Ali 63
73 Katy Perry 63
73 Sexual intercourse 63
73 Bill Gates 63
73 Illuminati 63
73 Ted Bundy 63
73 Charles Manson 63
81 Queen Victoria 62
81 Israel 62
**** Indigenous australian 62
83 Elon Musk 61
83 Bruce Lee 61
83 Doctor Who 61
83 Elvis Presley 61
83 London 61
88 Keanu Reeves 60
88 Halloween 60
88 Adele 60
88 Marilyn Monroe 60
88 Jay-Z 60
88 Global warming 60
Portal:Featured content 60
*** Web scraping 60
94 List of Marvel Cinematic Universe films 59
94 Human penis size 59
94 Prince (musician) 59
94 AMGTV 59
Special:RecentChangesLinked 59
97 England 58
97 RMS Titanic 58
97 David Bowie 58
Notes

-*The rank omits Wikipedia special and disambiguation pages and pages with a large part of unintentional views.

-**An artifact that somehow gets logged, sometimes after the data source changed.

-***Probably the consistent popularity of such pages as Google, Wiki, YouTube, Facebook is due in part to people accidentally typing these site names/URLs into a search engine or address bar when intending to actually visit the sites themselves.[20]

-****Somehow, Indigenous australian logged 62 million views in May 2014.

Countries

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

The list includes current member states of the United Nations. Besides the top-30 countries, the list gives 5 most boring countries.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 United States 204
2 India 128
3 United Kingdom 114
4 Canada 92
5 Australia 87
6 China 79
7 Japan 78
7 Germany 78
9 Russia 74
10 France 71
11 Singapore 63
12 Israel 62
13 Brazil 57
14 Philippines 55
15 Netherlands 54
16 Pakistan 53
16 Italy 53
16 New Zealand 53
19 Spain 52
20 Mexico 50
21 Turkey 49
21 South Africa 49
23 Indonesia 48
24 North Korea 47
24 Switzerland 47
26 Sweden 44
27 Egypt 43
28 Iran 42
29 Norway 41
30 Ireland 40
30 Iceland 40
31-188 159 countries 39-5.2
189 Guinea-Bissau 5.1
190 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.5
191 São Tomé and Príncipe 4.4
192 North Macedonia 4.3
193 Georgia 4.0

Cities

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

Rank Page Continent Views in millions
1 New York City North America 75
2 Singapore Asia 63
3 London Europe 61
4 Hong Kong Asia 50
5 Dubai Asia 44
* Angelsberg Europe 44
6 Los Angeles North America 40
7 Paris Europe 37
8 Chicago North America 36
9 Washington, D.C. North America 35
10 San Francisco North America 30
10 Mumbai Asia 30
12 Rome Europe 28
13 Toronto North America 26
13 Philadelphia North America 26
15 Machu Picchu South America 25
15 Monaco Europe 25
15 Tokyo Asia 25
18 Amsterdam Europe 23
18 Boston North America 23
18 Barcelona Europe 23
21 Berlin Europe 22
21 Seattle North America 22
23 Jerusalem Asia 21
23 Pompeii Europe 21
23 Venice Europe 21
23 Istanbul Europe/Asia 21
27 Sparta Europe 20
27 Vatican Europe 20
27 Shanghai Asia 20
27 Macau Asia 20
27 Rio de Janeiro South America 20
27 Vancouver North America 20
  • Angelsberg is a Luxembourg town of some 300 people. Somehow, it logged 37.0 million views in two months in 2015. That year it was second only to the Main page in the number of views.[21]

Buildings & Structures & Statues

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

Rank* Page Date of completion* Views in millions
1 Taj Mahal 1653 41
2 Great Wall of China c. 212 BC 33
2 Statue of Liberty 1886 33
2 Burj Khalifa 2009 33
5 Eiffel Tower 1889 31
6 Berlin Wall 1960s 28
7 Machu Picchu 15th century 25
8 Stonehenge 3rd millennium BC 23
8 Colosseum 80 23
10 Mount Rushmore National Memorial 1939 21
10 Great Pyramid of Giza c. 2560 BC 21
12 One World Trade Center 2014 20
12 Empire State Building 1931 20
14 Large Hadron Collider 2008 19
15 White House 1800 18
16 Golden Gate Bridge 1937 15
16 Panama Canal 1914 15
18 Hagia Sophia 537 14
18 Angkor Wat 12th century 14
20 Big Ben 1859 13
20 Guantanamo Bay detention camp 2002 13
20 Christ the Redeemer (statue) 1931 13
23 Pantheon, Rome c. 126 12
23 Parthenon 5th century BC 12
23 Buckingham Palace 1850 12
26 Disneyland 1955 11
26 Colossus of Rhodes 280 BC 11
28 Wembley Stadium 2007 10
28 New York Stock Exchange 1903 10
28 Channel Tunnel 1994 10
31 Notre-Dame de Paris 1345 9.6
32 Forbidden City 1420 9.5
33 Willis Tower 1973 9.3
34 Taipei 101 2004 9.0
35 Westminster Abbey 960 9.0
36 Windsor Castle 11th century 8.6
37 Walt Disney World 1971 8.5
37 Arc de Triomphe 1836 8.5
39 Lighthouse of Alexandria c. 246 BC 8.3
40 John F. Kennedy International Airport 1948 8.1
41 Brooklyn Bridge 1883 7.9
41 Temple of Artemis c. 540 BC 7.9
43 Code of Hammurabi c. 1754 BC 7.8
43 ADX Florence 1994 7.8
45 Statue of Zeus at Olympia 5th century BC 7.5
46 Acropolis of Athens 5th century BC 7.1
47 Wall Street 19th century 7.0
47 Library of Alexandria 3rd century BC 7.0
47 Dome of the Rock 692 7.0
50 Great Sphinx of Giza 2532 BC 6.8
51 7 World Trade Center 2006 6.4
52 Statue of Unity 2018 6.3
53 Moai 14th century 6.2
53 Church of the Holy Sepulchre 335 6.2
55 Epcot 1982 5.9
55 Leaning Tower of Pisa 1372 5.9
55 Palace of Versailles 1678 5.9
58 Petronas Towers 1996 5.7
59 Delhi Metro 2002 5.6
60 Washington Monument 1888 5.5
61 British Museum 1753 5.4
61 Brandenburg Gate 1791 5.4
63 Al-Aqsa Mosque 705 5.1
63 Erie Canal 1825 5.1
63 Suez Canal 1869 5.1
66 Antilia (building) 2010 5.0
67 Gateway of India 1924 4.9
68 Chichen Itza 7th century 4.8
69 David (Michelangelo) 1504 4.8
70 Indira Gandhi International Airport 1940s 4.7
70 Tower of London 1078 4.7
72 Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary 1934 4.6
72 MetLife Stadium 2010 4.6
74 Shanghai Tower 2015 4.5
75 Red Fort 1648 4.4
75 Louvre 1793 4.4
75 Neuschwanstein Castle 1886 4.4
78 St. Peter’s Basilica 1626 4.3
78 India Gate 1921 4.3
78 Führerbunker 1944 4.3
81 Hampi 1500 4.2
81 LaGuardia Airport 1939 4.2
83 Göbekli Tepe 10th millennium BC 4.1
83 Mausoleum at Halicarnassus 351 BC 4.1
83 Borobudur 9th century 4.1
86 Hadrian’s Wall 128 4.0
86 Disneyland Paris 1992 4.0
86 Mercedes-Benz Stadium 2017 4.0
89 Konark Sun Temple 13th century 3.8
89 United States Military Academy 1802 3.8
89 Cloud Gate 2006 3.8
92 Alhambra 13th century 3.7
92 Beijing Capital International Airport 1958 3.7
94 Heathrow Airport 1946 3.6
94 Georgia Guidestones 1980 3.6
94 London Eye 2000 3.6
94 Gillette Stadium 2002 3.6
98 George Bush Intercontinental Airport 1969 3.5
98 Los Angeles International Airport 1930 3.5
98 Palace of Westminster 1016 3.5
98 Rikers Island prison 1932 3.5
  • All BC dates are marked. The rest of dates are AD.

People

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

Donald Trump was not in this list in January 2016; however, a year later (upon his inauguration as president), he became the most popular.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Donald Trump 165
2 Barack Obama 135
3 Michael Jackson 117
4 Elizabeth II 108
4 Eminem 108
6 Lady Gaga 112
7 Adolf Hitler 104
8 Cristiano Ronaldo 101
9 Justin Bieber 97
10 Steve Jobs 91
11 Kim Kardashian 90
12 Freddie Mercury 89
13 Stephen Hawking 85
14 Lionel Messi 84
15 Lil Wayne 82
16 Dwayne Johnson 81
16 Miley Cyrus 81
18 Taylor Swift 79
19 Selena Gomez 77
19 Abraham Lincoln 77
21 Rihanna 76
22 Albert Einstein 74
22 Johnny Depp 74
24 Kanye West 72
24 Tupac Shakur 72
24 Michael Jordan 72
27 Leonardo DiCaprio 71
28 Angelina Jolie 70
29 LeBron James 69
30 Mila Kunis 68

Singers

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

The list is primarily made of modern day pop and rap stars with several legends mixed in. Among the names here are Prince and David Bowie who saw many of their page views in 2016 after their deaths.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Michael Jackson 117
2 Lady Gaga 112
3 Eminem 108
4 Justin Bieber 97
5 Freddie Mercury 89
6 Lil Wayne 82
7 Miley Cyrus 81
8 Taylor Swift 79
9 Selena Gomez 77
10 Rihanna 76
11 Kanye West 72
11 Tupac Shakur 72
13 Nicki Minaj 66
14 Ariana Grande 64
14 John Cena 64
16 Katy Perry 63
17 Adele 60
17 Jay-Z 60
19 Elvis Presley 61
20 Prince (musician) 59
21 David Bowie 58
22 Britney Spears 57
23 Louis Tomlinson 55
23 Jennifer Lopez 55
25 Demi Lovato 54
25 Madonna (entertainer) 54
27 John Lennon 53
28 Bob Marley 52
29 Bruno Mars 50
29 Mariah Carey 50

Actors

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

This list omits actors who are singers in order not to repeat half of the previous table.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Kim Kardashian 90
2 Dwayne Johnson 81
3 Johnny Depp 74
4 Leonardo DiCaprio 71
5 Angelina Jolie 70
6 Mila Kunis 68
7 Arnold Schwarzenegger 66
8 Scarlett Johansson 65
8 Tom Cruise 65
10 Jennifer Aniston 64
10 Will Smith 64
12 Bruce Lee 61
13 Keanu Reeves 60
13 Marilyn Monroe 60
15 Heath Ledger 57
15 Jennifer Lawrence 57
15 Brad Pitt 57
18 Sylvester Stallone 56
19 Ryan Reynolds 55
19 Clint Eastwood 55
21 Mark Wahlberg 53
21 The Undertaker 53
21 Emma Watson 53
21 Sunny Leone 53
25 Megan Fox 51
25 Robin Williams 51
27 Tom Hardy 50
28 Natalie Portman 49
28 Kristen Stewart 49
30 Charlie Sheen 48

Pornographic actors

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

Among musicians and actors there is gender equality in popularity. Sport, politics and history are dominated by males. Popular children and teenagers (as of 2017) were mostly girls. With the millennial males gradually equaling their female contemporaries, this table remains the only one on this page in which women represent a convincing majority. At least here we see the dream of the Women in Red come true.

Rank* Page Views in millions
1 Sunny Leone 53
2 Sasha Grey 37
3 Mia Khalifa 34
4 Jenna Jameson 28
5 Lisa Ann 23
6 Chyna 20
7 Ron Jeremy 19
8 Tori Black 14
9 Bree Olson 13
9 Linda Lovelace 13
9 Traci Lords 13
9 Alexis Texas 13
13 Janine Lindemulder 12
13 Tera Patrick 12
13 Stormy Daniels 12
13 Dita Von Teese 12
17 Nina Hartley 11
17 Jesse Jane 11
17 Jenna Haze 11
17 Kayden Kross 11
17 James Deen 11
22 Gianna Michaels 10
22 Asa Akira 10
22 Stoya 10
22 Eva Angelina 10
22 Amy Fisher 10
27 Julia Ann 9
27 Asia Carrera 9
27 Ashlynn Brooke 9
30 Lexi Belle 8
30 Riley Reid 8

Athletes

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

Some professional athletes—Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson and The Undertaker—are classified among actors (above), since their popularity is mostly due to their filmographic performance. John Cena is listed as a musician.

Rank Page Sport Views in millions
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Association football 101
2 Lionel Messi Association football 84
3 Michael Jordan Basketball 72
4 LeBron James Basketball 69
5 Muhammad Ali Boxing 63
6 Tom Brady American football 53
6 Roger Federer Tennis 53
8 Kobe Bryant Basketball 48
8 O. J. Simpson American football 48
10 Mike Tyson Boxing 43
11 Brock Lesnar Pro wrestling and MMA 41
11 Shaquille O’Neal Basketball 41
13 Rafael Nadal Tennis 39
14 Conor McGregor Mixed martial arts 37
15 Tiger Woods Golf 36
16 Neymar Association football 35
16 Zlatan Ibrahimović Association football 35
16 Manny Pacquiao Boxing 35
16 Michael Phelps Swimming 35
16 Serena Williams Tennis 35
21 Peyton Manning American football 33
21 Sachin Tendulkar Cricket 33
23 Stephen Curry Basketball 32
23 Novak Djokovic Tennis 32
23 Virat Kohli Cricket 32
26 David Beckham Association football 31
27 Ronda Rousey Judo, MMA and pro wrestling 30
28 Alistair Overeem Mixed martial arts 29
28 Michael Oher American football 29
30 Ronaldinho Association football 28
30 Wayne Rooney Association football 28

Modern political leaders

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

The list includes political leaders born after AD 1400.

Along the rise of Donald Trump, credit for the 2017 performance must be given to Vladimir Putin-he overtook Sarah Palin for the 23rd place. Palin dropped from the list the following year, mainly due to the mighty advance of the British royal family.

Rank Page Country Views in millions
1 Donald Trump United States 165
2 Barack Obama United States 135
3 Elizabeth II United Kingdom 108
4 Adolf Hitler Nazi Germany 104
5 Abraham Lincoln United States 77
6 John F. Kennedy United States 67
7 Queen Victoria United Kingdom 62
8 Henry VIII of England United Kingdom 57
9 George W. Bush United States 55
9 Nelson Mandela South Africa 55
9 Ronald Reagan United States 55
9 Winston Churchill United Kingdom 55
13 Mahatma Gandhi India 52
14 Elizabeth I United Kingdom 50
14 Diana, Princess of Wales United Kingdom 50
14 Bill Clinton United States 50
17 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh United Kingdom 49
17 George Washington United States 49
19 Charles, Prince of Wales United Kingdom 48
20 Franklin D. Roosevelt United States 47
21 Joseph Stalin Soviet Union 45
22 George H. W. Bush United States 44
22 Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda 44
24 Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon United Kingdom 43
25 Christopher Columbus Genoa 42
25 Che Guevara Cuba 42
25 Richard Nixon United States 42
28 George VI United Kingdom 41
28 Vladimir Putin Russia 41
30 Mary, Queen of Scots United Kingdom 40

Pre-modern people

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020)

This category includes personalities born before AD 1400 (exception is made for Joan of Arc born in 1412) who cannot compete with our contemporaries, like Barack Obama and Michael Jackson. The general top-30 list of people includes 23 living people as of January 2020. This is a feature of the “nascent” Wikipedia. In the course of generations, such top-lists will contain only people passed away, for view-count continues posthumously.

In total, as of October 12, 2019, Wikipedia counts 1,609,522 people.[22] Of them, 929,502 are living,[23] or 57.75% (more than a half). 143,573 more were living in the Wikipedia period,[24] raising the percentage of this period’s people to 66.67 (precisely two-thirds). 341,079 more were living in the century preceeding Wikipedia (1901-2000),[25] raising the percentage of the contemporaries to 87.86. That is, people who lived from the beginning of history until 1900 – 98% of history – constitute only 12.14%. We are highly tempocentric.

Rank Page Time Views in millions
1 Jesus 4 BC −30/33 AD 47
2 Alexander the Great 356 – 323 BC 43
3 Julius Caesar 100 – 44 BC 38
4 Muhammad 570 – 623 AD 37
5 Genghis Khan 1162 – 1227 AD 33
6 Aristotle 384 – 322 BC 29
7 Gautama Buddha 6th – 4th centuries BC 28
8 Plato 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC 24
8 Spartacus 111 – 71 BC 24
10 King Arthur** 5th – 6th centuries AD 23
10 Joan of Arc 1412 – 1431 AD 23
12 Socrates 470/469 – 399 BC 22
13 Cleopatra 69 – 30 BC 20
13 Charlemagne 742/748 – 814 AD 20
13 Tutankhamun c. 1341 – c. 1323 BC 20
16 Augustus 63 BC – AD 14 19
16 Marco Polo 1254 – 1324 AD 19
18 Moses* 14th – 13th centuries BC 18
18 Ragnar Lodbrok** 9th century AD 18
18 William Wallace 1270 – 1305 AD 18
18 Robin Hood** 12th – 14th centuries AD 18
22 Nero 37 AD – 68 AD 17
22 Caligula 12 AD – 41 AD 17
24 Hannibal 247 – 183/181 BC 15
24 Confucius 551 – 479 BC 15
26 Pythagoras 570 – 495 BC 14
26 Abraham* 19th – 17th centuries BC 14
26 Asoka 304 – 222 BC 14
29 Mary Magdalene 1st century AD 13
29 William the Conqueror c. 1028 – 1087 AD 13
29 Alfred the Great c. 848-899 AD 13
29 Archimedes 287 – 212 BC 13
29 Richard I of England 1157 – 1199 AD 13
29 Saint Peter ? – c. 64 AD 13
29 Paul c. AD 5 – c. 65 13
29 David c. 1040 – 970 BC 13

-*Historicity is unconfirmed by extra-Biblical sources.

-**Historicity is dubious.

3rd-millennium people

(December 1, 2007 – October 1, 2020)

Of people born in the 3rd millennium (which is defined here as starting in 2000), the first to receive a personal page in Wikipedia was Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant (born October 25, 2001). Her page was created on August 4, 2003. She was followed by two other princesses later that year: Lady Louise Windsor of Wessex obtained her page on November 26, 2003, at the age of 18 days; the page of Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, was created on December 9, 2003.

Lady Louise Windsor, probably, gained the all-time leadership the following year (2004), as her page was much more viewed during the years we have data (December 2007–present). By the end of 2016, she was 4th in the multiyear list. Lady Louise Windsor was, probably, overcome in 2010 by Willow Smith—the undisputed leader of the 2010s. The page of Willow Smith was created on April 23, 2005 (year and a half after Lady Louise Windsor’s). During 2008–2009 the two had similar number of views, while in 2010 Willow Smith counted an extraordinary number of 3,100,000 views.[26] By August 31, 2016, she had total 12 million views, nearly three times more than the closest contender, Jackie Evancho.

In July 2019, Willow Smith was synchronously surpassed by two persons–Billie Eilish and Millie Bobby Brown–after leading over 100 months. Billie Eilish was the first to surpass Smith. On 7/24/2019 Millie Bobby Brown passed Billie Eilish in page views, and held the lead until 7/26/2019. She regained the title on 7/29/2019 and held it until 7/31/2019, and Billie EIlish has held it ever since.[27][28]

The undisputed leader of the year 2019 is Billie Eilish. She began the year on the 22nd place and gained the all time lead in July. For 2019, she was the most viewed among living people of all ages and her page was 10th in the general ranking.[29]

In the 2010s, the hereditary princes are gradually being overtaken by the “princes” of music and movies.

The first sportsperson to make this list is artistic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. She entered the list in August 2016, peaked at the 19th rank by the end of the year and dropped from the list in June 2018. She was followed and surpassed by LaMelo Ball in December 2017 (21st rank as of January 2020). LaMelo was joined and surpassed by his colleague, Zion Williamson, in 2019 (17th rank since October 2019, the highest a millennial athlete ever rose).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Billie Eilish 24
2 Millie Bobby Brown 19
3 Willow Smith 17
4 Maddie Ziegler 13
5 Lil Pump 10
5 Prince George of Cambridge 10
7 Noah Cyrus 9.6
8 Finn Wolfhard 8.2
9 Gaten Matarazzo 8.1
10 Greta Thunberg 7.9
11 Lady Louise Windsor 6.8
12 JoJo Siwa 6.7
13 Danielle Bregoli 6.6
13 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge 6.6
15 Mackenzie Foy 6.5
16 Jackie Evancho 6.4
* Barron Trump 6.3
17 Jacob Tremblay 5.8
17 Zion Williamson 5.8
19 Isabela Moner 5.4
20 James, Viscount Severn 5.1
20 LaMelo Ball 5.1
22 Yara Shahidi 5.0
23 Rowan Blanchard 4.6
24 Frankie Jonas 4.5
25 Skai Jackson 4.3
26 Jazz Jennings 4.0
27 Zaira Wasim 3.9
28 Dafne Keen 3.8
29 Noah Schnapp 3.5
30 Auli’i Cravalho 3.4
30 Grace VanderWaal 3.4
30 Mckenna Grace 3.4

-* Not personal page.

Historical most-viewed 3rd-millennium persons

The following table lists the five persons to become Wikipedia’s most-viewed millennial person, from August 4, 2003 to the present.

  Current record (⁂)
  Former record (*)
Progression of the most-viewed millennial persons on Wikipedia
Person Views* Page creation date Month achieved Months held
Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant 1 Aug 4, 2003 August 4, 2003 4-16**
Lady Louise Windsor 100,000–200,000** Nov 26, 2003 2004** 70-84**
Willow Smith 4,000,000–5,000,000** Apr 23, 2005 October – December 2010** 103-105 **
Millie Bobby Brown 17,300,000 Jul 22, 2016 July 2019 1***
Billie Eilish 17,300,000 Apr 15, 2017 July 2019 6
As of 12 July 2020

-*The approximate number of views each person had when she became Wikipedia’s most-viewed millennial.

-** Probable estimation.

-***Millie Bobby Brown held the leadership for 4 days in July 2019.[30]

Music bands

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 The Beatles 101
2 One Direction 56
3 Queen 46
4 Exo (band) 42
4 Pink Floyd 42
4 Metallica 42
7 Linkin Park 41
8 Led Zeppelin 37
9 Red Hot Chili Peppers 36
10 AC/DC 33
11 Coldplay 32
12 BTS (band) 31
13 The Rolling Stones 30
14 Slipknot 29
14 Daft Punk 29
16 Jonas Brothers 28
16 Nirvana 28
16 Green Day 28
16 Guns N’ Roses 28
20 Backstreet Boys 26
20 Spice Girls 26
20 Girls’ Generation 26
20 Iron Maiden 26
24 Fleetwood Mac 25
24 Kiss 25
24 Gorillaz 25
27 Bee Gees 24
27 Foo Fighters 24
27 N.W.A 24
27 ABBA 24

Sport teams

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

The list is overwhelmingly dominated by association football teams. Notable among American sports teams is the Golden State Warriors, whose page views came heavily from the previous four years.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Manchester United F.C. 56
2 FC Barcelona 46
3 Chelsea F.C. 43
4 Arsenal F.C. 42
5 Liverpool F.C. 41
6 Real Madrid C.F. 39
7 Manchester City F.C. 30
8 Brazil national football team 26
9 Juventus F.C. 25
9 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 25
11 England national football team 24
11 A.C. Milan 24
13 Germany national football team 22
13 FC Bayern Munich 22
13 New England Patriots 22
16 Spain national football team 19
16 Los Angeles Lakers 19
18 Argentina national football team 18
18 France national football team 18
18 Golden State Warriors 18
21 Borussia Dortmund 17
21 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 17
23 New York Yankees 15
23 Green Bay Packers 15
23 Italy national football team 15
23 Newcastle United F.C. 15
23 West Ham United F.C. 15
28 Netherlands national football team 14
28 Aston Villa F.C. 14
28 Leicester City F.C. 14
28 Inter Milan 14
28 Rangers F.C. 14
28 Celtic F.C. 14

Films and TV series

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

TV series clearly has the upper hand to film, for the most part.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Game of Thrones 107
2 The Big Bang Theory 91
3 Star Wars 81
4 How I Met Your Mother 79
5 The Walking Dead 75
6 Breaking Bad 70
7 Glee 67
8 Doctor Who 59
9 RMS Titanic 58
10 Grey’s Anatomy 57
11 The Avengers 53
12 Avatar 51
12 Naruto 51
14 Friends 50
14 Lost 50
16 Dexter 49
16 Family Guy 49
18 House 47
19 X-Men 44
19 The Office (US) 44
19 The Dark Knight Rises 44
19 The Vampire Diaries 44
19 Arrow 44
24 Titanic 43
24 Sherlock 43
24 Sons of Anarchy 43
27 Two and a Half Men 42
27 True Blood 42
29 Once Upon a Time 41
29 NCIS 41

Albums

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

Rank Page Artist Views in millions
1 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles 15
2 Thriller Michael Jackson 14
2 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 14
4 Recovery Eminem 13
5 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 12
5 The Beatles Beatles 12
5 The Wall Pink Floyd 12
5 Abbey Road Beatles 12
9 21 Adele 11
10 Nevermind Nirvana 9.4
11 The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem 9.2
12 Watch the Throne Jay-Z & Kanye West 9.1
13 808s & Heartbreak Kanye West 8.3
14 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin 8.1
15 Let It Be (Beatles album) Beatles 7.7
16 The Slim Shady LP Eminem 7.6
16 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 7.6
18 Rubber Soul Beatles 7.5
18 Graduation Kanye West 7.5
20 The Eminem Show Eminem 7.4
21 Metallica Metallica 7.3
22 1989 Taylor Swift 7.2
22 Fearless Taylor Swift 7.2
22 Red Taylor Swift 7.2
22 Loud Rihanna 7.2
22 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Kendrick Lamar 7.2
27 Yeezus Kanye West 7.0
28 Hybrid Theory Linkin Park 6.9
28 Bad Michael Jackson 6.9
30 The Fame Lady Gaga 6.8

Books and book series

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

Naruto is classified as a TV series (above) as it is more popular as an anime, and there is no separate page for the manga. Books with film/TV adaptations are listed below, as many of the links below are franchise pages. Note that A Song of Ice and Fires popularity is considerably outstripped by that of its TV adaptation Game of Thrones.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Harry Potter 77
2 Fifty Shades of Grey 49
3 A Song of Ice and Fire 48
4 The Hunger Games 46
5 Bible 34
6 The Great Gatsby 32
7 The Lord of the Rings 30
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four 28
9 A Game of Thrones 27
10 Kama Sutra 25
11 To Kill a Mockingbird 24
12 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 23
12 Les Misérables 23
14 The Handmaid’s Tale 22
14 Watchmen 22
16 The Winds of Winter 21
17 Pride and Prejudice 20
17 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 20
17 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 20
17 The Catcher in the Rye 20
21 Inferno 19
22 It 18
22 Lolita 18
22 Frankenstein 18
25 The Hobbit 17
25 Sex 17
25 Code Geass 17
25 The Picture of Dorian Gray 17
25 Animal Farm 17
30 Odyssey 16
30 Don Quixote 16
30 Of Mice and Men 16
30 Brave New World 16
30 Dracula 16

Pre-modern books and texts

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2020).

This list includes books and texts composed before 1500 AD.

The leader of the 2010s had been Kama Sutra but the last year of the decade was the year of the Bible. In this year alone, Bible logged more views than in previous dozen years combined, securing the lead for years to come in this list and rising from the 24th to the 5th place in the general book list above.

Rank Page Civillization Views in millions
1 Bible Israel 34
2 Kama Sutra India 25
3 Inferno (Dante) Italy 19
4 Odyssey Greece 16
5 Beowulf Britain 15
6 Quran Caliphate 14
6 Rosetta Stone Egypt 14
8 Divine Comedy Italy 13
8 Mahabharata India 13
10 Iliad Greece 12
11 Ramayana India 10
11 The Art of War China 10
11 Epic of Gilgamesh Mesopotamia 10
14 Vedas India 9.2
15 The Canterbury Tales Britain 9.0
16 One Thousand and One Nights Caliphate 8.4
17 Talmud Israel 7.9
18 Code of Hammurabi Mesopotamia 7.8
19 I Ching China 6.0
19 Oedipus the King Greece 6.0
21 Aeneid Rome 5.3
22 Book of the Dead Egypt 5.1
23 Rigveda India 4.9
24 Domesday Book Britain 4.7
25 Tao Te Ching China 4.6
26 Upanishads India 4.2
27 Cupid and Psyche Greece 3.7
28 Lysistrata Greece 3.2
29 Titanomachy Greece 3.0
30 The Decameron Italy 2.9

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Ethan Wolff-Mann, a former Deputy Editor of Supercompressor, Thrilist, https://www.thrillist.com/tech/the-most-popular-articles-on-wikipedia-in-august-2014
  2. ^ The engine allows to chart pages by categories and rank pages by views, links, or combination of both (“harmonic centrality”). “The Open Wikipedia Ranking,” http://wikirank.di.unimi.it/faq.html
  3. ^ “The 10 Most Popular Wikipedia Pages of All Time,” http://heavy.com/social/2013/05/10-most-popular-wikipedia-pages-ever/
  4. ^ “Wikipedia’s most searched articles of the year revealed,” ‘’BBC news’’, http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-20858333
  5. ^ Most visited Wikipedia articles by language in 2015,” Pewresearch, http://www.pewresearch.org/2016/01/14/wikipedia-top-10/
  6. ^ “The top-viewed Wikipedia page for every day of 2014,” Quartz, http://qz.com/322155/the-top-viewed-wikipedia-page-for-every-day-of-2014/
  7. ^ “The Most Popular Pages on Wikipedia in 2012: Facebook, One Direction and … Cul De Sacs?” AllthingsD.com, http://allthingsd.com/20121227/the-most-popular-pages-on-wikipedia-in-2012-facebook-one-direction-and-cul-de-sacs/
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  9. ^ John R. Quain, “What I learned from Wikipedia’s most popular articles of 2012,” FoxNews.com, January 02, 2013, http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/01/02/what-learned-from-wikipedia-most-popular-articles-2012.html\
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  11. ^ “Wikipedia’s most-viewed articles in 2012 were…” CNet, http://www.cnet.com/news/wikipedias-most-viewed-articles-in-2012-were/
  12. ^ https://tools.wmflabs.org/massviews/
  13. ^ http://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultipleyears.php
  14. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2015 Popular pages
  15. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2016 Popular pages
  16. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2017 Popular pages
  17. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2018 Popular pages
  18. ^ List of most viewed YouTube videos.
  19. ^ “All-time” in this case means 16 days. stats.wikimedia.org: ZeitGeist.
  20. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report.
  21. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2015 Popular pages
  22. ^ http://wikirank-2019.di.unimi.it/?search=human&type=harmonic&pageSize=10
  23. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Living_people
  24. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:21st-century_deaths
  25. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:20th-century_deaths
  26. ^ http://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultipleyears.php
  27. ^ “Billie Eilish Pageviews Analysis”. WMF Labs. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:”\”””\”””‘””‘”}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-free a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/65/Lock-green.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .id-lock-registration a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .id-lock-subscription a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:9px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background-image:url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png”);background-image:linear-gradient(transparent,transparent),url(“//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg”);background-repeat:no-repeat;background-size:12px;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .citation .mw-selflink{font-weight:inherit}
  28. ^ “Millie Bobby Brown Pageviews Analysis”. WMF Labs.
  29. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:West.andrew.g/2019_Popular_pages
  30. ^ See the two previous references

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