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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 37 billion views as of April 2019 — more than the rest of the Top-100 list combined including non-ranked pages. For comparison, Despacito which leads Youtube[18] has 6.11 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 – April 1, 2019).

Rank* Page Views in millions
Main Page 37,000
Special:Search 13,000
Special:Random 7900
Undefined 1800
** - 1800
Special:Randompage 314
Special:Watchlist 312
*** Wiki 255
*** Facebook 240
*** YouTube 211
** 404.php 206
*** xHamster 203
1 United States 193
Special:Book 181
Special:CreateAccount 155
2 Donald Trump 154
Portal:Current events 154
Search 153
*** Google 149
Wikipedia:Your first article 136
*** Wikipedia 135
3 Barack Obama 129
4 India 119
5 World War II 113
6 Michael Jackson 112
Special:RecentChanges 111
7 United Kingdom 107
7 Lady Gaga 107
8 Eminem 104
Creative Commons Attribution 103
10 The Beatles 98
10 Adolf Hitler 98
12 Sex 97
Wsearch.php 97
13 Elizabeth II 96
*** Malware 95
14 Game of Thrones 95
15 Cristiano Ronaldo 94
16 Justin Bieber 93
16 World War I 93
18 The Big Bang Theory 88
19 Steve Jobs 87
19 Canada 87
Portal:Contents 86
21 Darth Vader 85
21 Kim Kardashian 85
23 Australia 82
23 Stephen Hawking 82
25 Lil Wayne 80
26 Academy Awards 79
27 Lionel Messi 78
28 List of Presidents of the United States 77
28 How I Met Your Mother 77
30 Freddie Mercury 76
30 Star Wars 76
30 Miley Cyrus 76
33 Harry Potter 74
33 China 74
33 Japan 74
33 Germany 74
37 Rihanna 73
37 Selena Gomez 73
37 Taylor Swift 73
37 Abraham Lincoln 73
37 Dwayne Johnson 73
42 The Walking Dead (TV series) 72
Talk:Main Page 70
43 New York City 70
43 Russia 70
43 Johnny Depp 70
43 Albert Einstein 70
47 Kanye West 69
Export pages 69
48 Tupac Shakur 68
49 France 67
49 Michael Jordan 67
51 Glee (TV series) 66
51 Breaking Bad 66
51 Leonardo DiCaprio 66
54 Angelina Jolie 65
54 Earth 65
56 Mila Kunis 64
56 Mark Zuckerberg 64
56 William Shakespeare 64
56 LeBron James 64
58 Vietnam War 63
58 John F. Kennedy 63
58 Nicki Minaj 63
Wikipedia:Contact us 63
**** Indigenous australian 62
63 Pablo Escobar 61
63 Illuminati 61
63 John Cena 61
66 September 11 attacks 60
66 Sexual intercourse 60
66 Arnold Schwarzenegger 60
66 Tom Cruise 60
66 Doctor Who 60
66 Katy Perry 60
*** Web scraping 60
72 Ariana Grande 59
72 Muhammad Ali 59
72 Bill Gates 59
72 Will Smith 59
72 List of highest-grossing films 59
Articles for creation 58
77 AMGTV 58
77 London 58
77 Singapore 58
77 Israel 58
77 Adele 58
Portal:Featured content 58
Special:RecentChangesLinked 57
82 Jay-Z 57
82 Scarlett Johansson 57
82 Human penis size 57
82 Jennifer Aniston 57
82 Halloween 57
82 Global warming 57
82 Bruce Lee 57
82 Elvis Presley 57
90 Prince (musician) 56
90 Marilyn Monroe 56
*** Internet Movie Database 56
92 Charles Manson 55
92 One Direction 55
92 England 55
92 Grey's Anatomy 55
92 RMS Titanic 55
92 David Bowie 55
98 Brazil 54
98 George W. Bush 54
98 Henry VIII of England 54
98 American Civil War 54
98 Jennifer Lawrence 54
98 Pornography 54
98 Britney Spears 54
98 Vagina 54

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 Wikipedia search box (either in the MediaWiki interface or a web browser) when intending to actually visit the sites themselves.[20]

-****Somehow Indigenous australian logged 52 million views in May 2014.

Countries

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

The list includes current member states of the United Nations

Rank Page Views in millions
1 United States 189
2 India 117
3 United Kingdom 105
4 Canada 85
5 Australia 81
6 Japan 72
6 Germany 72
6 China 72
9 Russia 69
10 France 66
11 Singapore 57
11 Israel 57
13 Brazil 53
14 Italy 50
14 Philippines 50
16 Spain 49
16 Netherlands 49
18 New Zealand 48
19 Pakistan 47
20 Mexico 46
21 Turkey 45
21 South Africa 45
21 North Korea 45
24 Indonesia 44
25 Switzerland 43
26 Sweden 41
27 Egypt 40
28 Iran 38
28 Ireland 38
30 Norway 37

Cities

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

Rank Page Views in millions
1 New York City 69
2 London 57
2 Singapore 57
* Angelsberg 44
4 Hong Kong 44
5 Dubai 41
6 Los Angeles 37
7 Paris 34
8 Chicago 33
9 Washington, D.C. 32
10 San Francisco 27
10 Mumbai 27
12 Rome 26
13 Toronto 24
13 Philadelphia 24
15 Monaco 23
15 Tokyo 23
17 Amsterdam 22
18 Boston 21
18 Barcelona 21
20 Istanbul 20
20 Berlin 20
20 Seattle 20
23 Pompeii 19
23 Rio de Janeiro 19
23 Venice 19
23 Vatican 19
23 Sparta 19
23 Shanghai 19
23 Vancouver 19
23 Jerusalem 19
  • 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]

People

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

The rise of Donald Trump is prominent — he was not in this list in January 2016; however, in January 2017 (upon his inauguration as president), after adding 75 million more views, he became the most popular.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Donald Trump 156
2 Barack Obama 126
3 Michael Jackson 108
4 Eminem 103
5 Lady Gaga 102
6 Adolf Hitler 96
7 Elizabeth II 92
8 Justin Bieber 91
9 Cristiano Ronaldo 90
10 Steve Jobs 85
11 Kim Kardashian 83
12 Stephen Hawking 80
13 Lil Wayne 79
14 Lionel Messi 76
15 Miley Cyrus 74
16 Rihanna 72
16 Selena Gomez 72
16 Taylor Swift 72
19 Abraham Lincoln 71
19 Dwayne Johnson 71
21 Johnny Depp 68
21 Kanye West 68
21 Albert Einstein 68
24 Tupac Shakur 66
25 Michael Jordan 65
26 Angelina Jolie 64
26 Leonardo DiCaprio 64
28 Mark Zuckerberg 63
28 Mila Kunis 63
28 William Shakespeare 63

Singers

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

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 most of their page views in 2016 after their deaths.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Michael Jackson 108
2 Eminem 103
3 Lady Gaga 102
4 Justin Bieber 91
5 Lil Wayne 79
6 Miley Cyrus 74
7 Rihanna 72
7 Selena Gomez 72
7 Taylor Swift 72
10 Kanye West 68
11 Tupac Shakur 66
12 Freddie Mercury 62
12 Nicki Minaj 62
14 John Cena 60
15 Katy Perry 58
16 Ariana Grande 57
16 Adele 57
16 Jay-Z 57
19 Prince (musician) 55
19 Elvis Presley 55
21 David Bowie 53
21 Britney Spears 53
23 Demi Lovato 51
24 Madonna (entertainer) 49
24 Bob Marley 49
26 John Lennon 48
26 Bruno Mars 48
28 Jennifer Lopez 47
29 Mariah Carey 46
30 Snoop Dogg 44
30 Justin Timberlake 44

Actors

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

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 83
2 Dwayne Johnson 71
3 Johnny Depp 68
4 Angelina Jolie 64
4 Leonardo DiCaprio 64
6 Mila Kunis 63
7 Tom Cruise 59
7 Arnold Schwarzenegger 59
9 Will Smith 58
10 Bruce Lee 55
10 Marilyn Monroe 55
10 Scarlett Johansson 55
10 Jennifer Aniston 55
14 Jennifer Lawrence 53
15 Brad Pitt 51
16 Sylvester Stallone 50
16 Heath Ledger 50
16 The Undertaker 50
19 Emma Watson 49
19 Sunny Leone 49
21 Megan Fox 48
21 Mark Wahlberg 48
21 Ryan Reynolds 48
24 Robin Williams 46
24 Natalie Portman 46
24 Clint Eastwood 46
27 Kristen Stewart 45
27 Tom Hardy 45
28 Charlie Sheen 44
29 Meghan Markle 43
29 Salman Khan 43

Athletes

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

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) are mostly girls.

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 90
2 Lionel Messi Association football 76
3 Michael Jordan Basketball 65
4 LeBron James Basketball 62
5 Muhammad Ali Boxing 57
6 Roger Federer Tennis 45
7 Kobe Bryant Basketball 44
7 O. J. Simpson American football 44
7 Tom Brady American football 44
10 Mike Tyson Boxing 39
11 Brock Lesnar Wrestling & Mixed martial arts 38
12 Shaquille O'Neal Basketball 36
13 Michael Phelps Swimming 34
14 Conor McGregor Mixed martial arts 33
15 Neymar Association football 32
15 Manny Pacquiao Boxing 32
15 Rafael Nadal Tennis 32
18 Serena Williams Tennis 31
18 David Beckham Association football 31
20 Zlatan Ibrahimović Association football 31
21 Tiger Woods Golf 30
22 Peyton Manning American football 30
22 Sachin Tendulkar Cricket 30
24 Ronda Rousey Judo & Mixed martial arts 27
25 Usain Bolt Sprint 26
25 Stephen Curry Basketball 26
25 Ronaldinho Association football 26
25 Wayne Rooney Association football 26
25 Novak Djokovic Tennis 26
30 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Boxing 24

Modern political leaders

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

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 150
2 Barack Obama United States 126
3 Adolf Hitler Germany 96
4 Elizabeth II United Kingdom 92
5 Abraham Lincoln United States 71
6 John F. Kennedy United States 62
7 Queen Victoria United Kingdom 53
7 George W. Bush United States 53
9 Henry VIII of England United Kingdom 52
10 Nelson Mandela South Africa 51
11 Ronald Reagan United States 51
12 Winston Churchill United Kingdom 49
13 Bill Clinton United States 46
14 George Washington United States 45
14 Elizabeth I United Kingdom 45
14 Diana, Princess of Wales United Kingdom 45
17 Mahatma Gandhi India 44
18 Franklin D. Roosevelt United States 43
19 Charles, Prince of Wales United Kingdom 41
19 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh United Kingdom 41
19 George H. W. Bush United States 41
19 Joseph Stalin Soviet Union 41
19 Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda 41
24 Christopher Columbus Genoa 39
24 Che Guevara Cuba 39
26 Richard Nixon United States 38
27 Vladimir Putin Russia 37
28 Theodore Roosevelt United States 35
29 Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon United Kingdom 34
29 George VI United Kingdom 34
29 Thomas Jefferson United States 34
29 Jimmy Carter United States 34

Pre-modern people

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019)

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 24 living people as of January 2019. 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.

Rank Page Time Views in millions
1 Jesus 4 BC −30/33 AD 43
2 Alexander the Great 356 – 323 BC 39
3 Julius Caesar 100 – 44 BC 35
4 Muhammad 570 – 623 AD 34
5 Genghis Khan 1162 – 1227 AD 29
6 Aristotle 384 – 322 BC 27
7 Gautama Buddha 6th – 4th centuries BC 25
8 Plato 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC 23
9 King Arthur*** 5th – 6th centuries AD 22
9 Spartacus 111 – 71 BC 22
11 Joan of Arc 1412 – 1431 AD 21
11 Socrates 470/469 – 399 BC 21
13 Charlemagne 742/748 – 814 AD 18
13 Tutankhamun c. 1341 – c. 1323 BC 18
13 Marco Polo 1254 – 1324 AD 18
16 Moses* 14th – 13th centuries BC 17
16 William Wallace 1270 – 1305 AD 17
16 Cleopatra 69 – 30 BC 17
16 Augustus 63 BC – AD 14 17
20 Robin Hood*** 12th – 14th centuries AD 16
20 Nero 37 AD – 68 AD 16
20 Ragnar Lodbrok*** 9th century AD 16
23 Caligula 12 AD – 41 AD 15
24 Hannibal 247 – 183/181 BC 14
24 Confucius 551 – 479 BC 14
26 Pythagoras 570 – 495 BC 13
26 Abraham* 19th – 17th centuries BC 13
26 Asoka 304 – 222 BC 13
29 Archimedes 287 – 212 BC 12
29 Richard I of England 1157 – 1199 AD 12
29 Saint Peter 287 – 212 BC 12
29 David c. 1040 – 970 BC 12

-*Historicity is unconfirmed by extra-Biblical sources.

-**Historicity is questioned.

-***Historicity is dubious.

3rd-millennium people

(December 1, 2007 – April 1, 2019)

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.[22] By August 31, 2016, Willow Smith had total 12 million views, nearly three times more than the closest contender, Jackie Evancho.

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 21st rank in June 2017 and dropped from the list a year later. She was followed and surpassed by LaMelo Ball in December 2017 (19th rank). LaMelo was joined by his colleague, Zion Williamson, in early 2019 (21st rank).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Willow Smith 16
2 Millie Bobby Brown 13
3 Maddie Ziegler 12
4 Lil Pump 8.8
4 Prince George of Cambridge 8.8
6 Noah Cyrus 8.5
7 Billie Eilish 6.7
8 Danielle Bregoli 6.4
9 Jackie Evancho 6.1
9 Lady Louise Windsor 6.0
11 Mackenzie Foy 5.9
12 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge 5.7
* Barron Trump 5.7
13 Finn Wolfhard 5.4
14 Gaten Matarazzo 5.1
15 Jacob Tremblay 4.8
16 James, Viscount Severn 4.6
17 Rowan Blanchard 4.2
18 JoJo Siwa 4.1
19 Yara Shahidi 4.0
19 LaMelo Ball 4.0
21 Zion Williamson 3.7
21 Skai Jackson 3.7
21 Jazz Jennings 3.7
24 Isabela Moner 3.4
24 Auli'i Cravalho 3.4
26 Frankie Jonas 3.3
27 Madison De La Garza 3.2
28 Quvenzhané Wallis 3.0
28 Dafne Keen 3.0
30 Zaira Wasim 2.9
30 Grace VanderWaal 2.9

-* Not personal page.

Music bands

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 The Beatles 96
2 One Direction 54
3 Exo (band) 40
3 Pink Floyd 40
5 Metallica 39
5 Linkin Park 39
7 Queen 36
8 Led Zeppelin 34
9 Red Hot Chili Peppers 33
10 AC/DC 31
11 Coldplay 30
12 The Rolling Stones 28
12 Daft Punk 28
14 Slipknot 27
14 Nirvana 27
16 Green Day 26
16 Guns N' Roses 26
18 Girls' Generation 25
18 Iron Maiden 25
20 BTS (band) 25
20 Gorillaz 24
20 Jonas Brothers 24
23 Backstreet Boys 23
23 Foo Fighters 23
23 Kiss 23
23 Spice Girls 23
27 N.W.A 22
27 Avenged Sevenfold 22
27 Radiohead 22
27 Muse 22
27 Paramore 22
27 Bee Gees 22
27 Fleetwood Mac 22

Sport teams

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

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. 50
2 FC Barcelona 42
3 Chelsea F.C. 39
4 Arsenal F.C. 38
4 Real Madrid C.F. 38
6 Liverpool F.C. 35
7 Manchester City F.C. 27
8 Brazil national football team 24
9 A.C. Milan 23
9 England national football team 23
11 Juventus F.C. 22
11 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 22
13 Germany national football team 21
14 FC Bayern Munich 20
15 New England Patriots 19
16 Spain national football team 18
17 Los Angeles Lakers 17
17 Argentina national football team 17
19 Borussia Dortmund 16
19 France national football team 16
21 Golden State Warriors 15
21 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 15
23 Italy national football team 14
23 Newcastle United F.C. 14
23 West Ham United F.C. 14
26 Netherlands national football team 13
26 New York Yankees 13
28 Aston Villa F.C. 12
28 Leicester City F.C. 12
28 Inter Milan 12
28 Rangers F.C. 12
28 Celtic F.C. 12

Films and TV series

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

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

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Game of Thrones 92
2 The Big Bang Theory 86
3 How I Met Your Mother 77
4 Star Wars 75
5 The Walking Dead 71
6 Glee 66
6 Breaking Bad 66
8 Doctor Who 59
9 Grey's Anatomy 54
9 RMS Titanic 54
11 The Avengers 49
11 Naruto 49
11 Dexter 49
14 Lost 48
15 Family Guy 47
16 Friends 46
16 House 46
16 Avatar 46
19 The Office (US) 42
19 True Blood 42
19 The Dark Knight Rises 42
19 The Vampire Diaries 42
19 Arrow 42
24 Sherlock 41
24 Sons of Anarchy 41
26 X-Men 40
26 Two and a Half Men 40
26 Titanic 40
29 Once Upon a Time 39
29 NCIS 39

Albums

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

Rank Page Artist Views in millions
1 Thriller Michael Jackson 14
1 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles 14
3 Recovery Eminem 13
3 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 13
5 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 11
5 21 Adele 11
5 The Beatles Beatles 11
5 The Wall Pink Floyd 11
9 Abbey Road Beatles 10
10 Watch the Throne Jay-Z & Kanye West 8.8
10 Nevermind Nirvana 8.8
10 The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem 8.8
13 808s & Heartbreak Kanye West 8.0
14 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin 7.6
15 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 7.4
16 Let It Be Beatles 7.3
17 Graduation Kanye West 7.2
18 The Eminem Show Eminem 7.1
18 The Slim Shady LP Eminem 7.1
20 Loud Rihanna 7.0
21 Metallica Metallica 6.9
21 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Kendrick Lamar 6.9
21 Rubber Soul Beatles 6.9
24 Fearless Taylor Swift 6.8
25 Red Taylor Swift 6.7
26 The Fame Lady Gaga 6.6
26 Yeezus Kanye West 6.6
28 Hybrid Theory Linkin Park 6.5
28 Circus Britney Spears 6.5
28 Bad Michael Jackson 6.5
28 1989 Taylor Swift 6.5

Books and book series

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

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 Fire's popularity is considerably outstripped by that of its TV adaptation Game of Thrones.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Harry Potter 73
2 Fifty Shades of Grey 48
3 The Hunger Games 45
4 A Song of Ice and Fire 43
5 The Great Gatsby 30
6 The Lord of the Rings 28
7 Nineteen Eighty-Four 26
8 A Game of Thrones 25
9 Kama Sutra 24
10 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 22
10 To Kill a Mockingbird 22
12 Les Misérables 21
13 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 20
14 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 19
14 Watchmen 19
14 The Winds of Winter 19
14 The Catcher in the Rye 19
18 Inferno 18
18 The Handmaid's Tale 18
18 Pride and Prejudice 18
21 Frankenstein 17
21 The Hobbit 17
21 Sex 17
24 Code Geass 16
24 Lolita 16
24 Bible 16
24 The Picture of Dorian Gray 16
24 It 16
24 Animal Farm 16
30 Of Mice and Men 15
30 Brave New World 15
30 American Idiot 15
30 Dracula 15
30 Porno 15

Pre-modern books and texts

(December 1, 2007 – January 1, 2019).

This list includes books and texts composed before 1500 AD. It is widely supposed that the Bible is the all-time best-selling book, followed by Quran. The perspective below, however, reveals a more popular ancient text, the Kama Sutra.

Rank Page Civillization Views in millions
1 Kama Sutra India 24
2 Inferno (Dante) Italy 18
3 Bible Israel 16
4 Odyssey Greece 15
5 Rosetta Stone Egypt 13
5 Beowulf Britain 13
7 Divine Comedy Italy 12
7 Quran Caliphate 12
7 Mahabharata India 12
10 Iliad Greece 11
11 Ramayana India 9.6
12 The Art of War China 9.5
13 Epic of Gilgamesh Mesopotamia 8.8
14 Vedas India 8.3
15 The Canterbury Tales Britain 8.2
16 One Thousand and One Nights Caliphate 7.3
17 Talmud Israel 7.2
17 Code of Hammurabi Mesopotamia 7.2
19 I Ching China 5.5
20 Aeneid Rome 4.9
21 Book of the Dead Egypt 4.8
22 Oedipus the King Greece 4.6
23 Rigveda India 4.4
24 Tao Te Ching China 4.3
25 Domesday Book Britain 4.2
26 Upanishads India 3.8
27 Cupid and Psyche Greece 3.3
28 Lysistrata Greece 3.0
29 Titanomachy Greece 2.8
30 The Decameron Italy 2.6

See also

External links

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