Most popular Wikipedia articles of the last week
The season finale of
ensured that the epic Game of Thrones high fantasy series would dominate the top 10 again last week; however, it was joined by the perennially popular children's author Maurice Sendak, whose 85th birthday was celebrated with a Google Doodle, and by the number one movie of the week, . Politics rarely impacts the top 10, but the controversy over the Man of Steel PRISM surveillance program proved too potent to miss.
see here for the top 25 articles of the week, plus analysis.
For the week of 8 to 15 June, the ten most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the
5,000 most trafficked pages* were:
Maurice Sendak 1,717,368
Google Doodle to celebrate the children's author's would-have-been 85th birthday sent almost 2 million people to his Wikipedia page.
Man of Steel (film) 1,117,658
The second attempt to rework the
Superman mythos for modern cinema, (after Bryan Singer's ) this film earned $125.1 million over its first weekend, setting a record for the month of June. Superman Returns
Game of Thrones 1,000,649
The season finale of this popular TV show drew 5.39 million viewers; its highest rating ever.
State of Decay (video game) 715,148
zombie apocalypse video game.
Game of Thrones (season 3) 600,721
See #3 above
List of Game of Thrones episodes 590,697
see #3 and #5 above
A perennially popular article.
Edward Snowden 576,664
The PRISM program
whistleblower became the major discussion point in the news this week.
PlayStation 4 519,716
Sony unveiled their addition to the already controversial eighth generation of video game consoles, to positive reception.
The Last of Us 500,214
post-apocalypse video game which was released on June 13.
This list is derived from the
WP:5000 report. It excludes the Wikipedia main page (and "wiki"), non-article pages, and anomalous entries (such as DDoS attacks or likely automated views). Standard removals this week include
Cat anatomy (explanation still unknown for its continuing high view counts)