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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 2015–2017.[14][15][16]

The leading page

The undisputed leader is Wikipedia's Main page, with over 33 billion views as of July 2018. For comparison, Despacito which leads Youtube[17] has 5.33 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.[18]

Top-100 list

(December 1, 2007 – June 30, 2018).

Rank* Page Views in millions
Main Page 33,000
Special:Search 12,500
Special:Random 7900
Undefined 1800
** - 1200
Special:Randompage 314
Special:Watchlist 291
*** Wiki 249
*** Facebook 233
*** YouTube 202
** 404.php 197
1 United States 182
Special:Book 173
** xHamster 163
Search 152
*** Google 142
Portal:Current events 142
2 Donald Trump 141
Wikipedia:Your first article 136
*** Wikipedia 129
3 Barack Obama 122
Special:CreateAccount 117
4 India 111
5 World War II 106
Special:RecentChanges 104
6 Michael Jackson 104
Creative Commons Attribution 102
7 United Kingdom 100
8 Eminem 97
Wsearch.php 97
9 Sex 96
9 Lady Gaga 96
*** Malware 95
11 The Beatles 94
12 Adolf Hitler 92
13 Game of Thrones 88
14 Justin Bieber 87
14 World War I 87
16 Elizabeth II 86
17 The Big Bang Theory 84
18 Cristiano Ronaldo 82
18 Steve Jobs 82
18 Canada 82
Portal:Contents 82
21 Kim Kardashian 80
22 Australia 78
23 Academy Awards 77
23 Stephen Hawking 77
25 How I Met Your Mother 76
25 Lil Wayne 76
27 Star Wars 72
28 Miley Cyrus 71
28 List of Presidents of the United States 71
28 Lionel Messi 71
31 Harry Potter 70
Talk:Main Page 70
32 Japan 69
32 Germany 69
32 Rihanna 69
32 Selena Gomez 69
32 Taylor Swift 69
32 The Walking Dead (TV series) 69
Export pages 69
38 Abraham Lincoln 68
38 China 68
40 Darth Vader 67
41 Dwayne Johnson 66
41 Johnny Depp 66
41 New York City 66
41 Russia 66
45 Glee (TV series) 65
45 Albert Einstein 65
45 Kanye West 65
48 Breaking Bad 64
48 France 64
50 Tupac Shakur 63
51 Michael Jordan 62
51 Angelina Jolie 62
51 Earth 62
**** Indigenous australian 62
54 Mark Zuckerberg 61
54 Leonardo DiCaprio 61
56 William Shakespeare 60
*** Web scraping 60
Wikipedia:Contact us 60
57 Vietnam War 59
57 John F. Kennedy 59
57 Nicki Minaj 59
57 Mila Kunis 59
61 Illuminati 58
Articles for creation 58
62 LeBron James 57
62 John Cena 57
62 Katy Perry 57
62 Sexual intercourse 57
62 Doctor Who 57
67 Arnold Schwarzenegger 56
67 Bill Gates 56
67 Adele 56
*** Internet Movie Database 56
Portal:Featured content 56
70 London 55
70 Human penis size 55
70 September 11 attacks 55
70 Will Smith 55
70 Muhammad Ali 55
70 AMGTV 55
76 List of highest-grossing films 54
76 Pablo Escobar 54
76 Jay-Z 54
76 Tom Cruise 54
76 Singapore 54
76 Israel 54
76 Global warming 54
83 One Direction 53
83 Halloween 53
83 Bruce Lee 53
83 Prince (musician) 53
83 Marilyn Monroe 53
88 Vagina 52
88 England 52
88 Grey's Anatomy 52
88 RMS Titanic 52
88 Elvis Presley 52
88 Scarlett Johansson 52
88 Pornography 52
95 Jennifer Aniston 51
95 David Bowie 51
95 Britney Spears 51
95 Charles Manson 51
95 American Civil War 51
95 Brazil 51
95 List of The Big Bang Theory episodes 51
*** Favicon.ico 51

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.[19]

-****Probably for some period views for Australia were logged for Indigenous australian. Aboriginal Australian has 2.1 million views. Other ethnics are also viewed much less.

Countries

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

The list includes current member states of the United Nations

Rank Page Views in millions
1 United States 168.0
2 India 101.0
3 United Kingdom 92.5
4 Canada 76.5
5 Australia 72.7
6 Japan 64.5
7 Germany 64.0
8 China 61.6
9 Russia 59.2
10 France 59.1
11 Singapore 48.3
12 Israel 48.0
13 Brazil 47.7
14 Italy 44.3
15 Philippines 43.8
16 Spain 43.5
17 Netherlands 43.0
18 New Zealand 42.0
19 Turkey 40.2
20 Mexico 40.0
20 Pakistan 40.0
22 South Africa 39.0
23 Indonesia 38.5
24 North Korea 38.0
25 Switzerland 37.0
26 Egypt 35.7
27 Sweden 35.0
28 Greece 33.6
29 Iran 33.2
30 Ireland 33.0

Cities

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

Rank Page Views in millions
1 New York City 60.4
2 London 51.0
3 Singapore 48.3
* Angelsberg 44.0
4 Hong Kong 37.2
5 Los Angeles 32.0
6 Paris 31.0
7 Chicago 29.0
8 Washington, D.C. 27.0
9 San Francisco 24.3
10 Rome 23.7
11 Mumbai 23.3
12 Toronto 21.2
13 Philadelphia 21.0
14 Monaco 19.5
15 Amsterdam 19.1
16 Tokyo 18.7
16 Boston 18.7
18 Barcelona 18.0
18 Istanbul 18.0
18 Berlin 18.0
21 Pompeii 17.2
22 Rio de Janeiro 17.0
22 Seattle 17.0
22 Venice 17.0
25 Sparta 16.3
25 Shanghai 16.3
27 Vancouver 16.0
28 Jerusalem 15.7
29 Macau 15.5
30 Montreal 15.4
  • Angelsberg is a Luxemburg 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.[20]

People

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

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 125.4
2 Barack Obama 114.6
3 Michael Jackson 96.3
4 Lady Gaga 92.3
5 Eminem 89.6
6 Adolf Hitler 83.7
7 Justin Bieber 83.0
8 Steve Jobs 78.0
9 Lil Wayne 73.8
10 Kim Kardashian 73.5
11 Cristiano Ronaldo 70.0
12 Miley Cyrus 67.7
13 Elizabeth II 67.0
14 Rihanna 64.6
15 Selena Gomez 64.0
16 Abraham Lincoln 63.3
16 Taylor Swift 63.0
18 Lionel Messi 61.0
19 Johnny Depp 60.6
20 Tupac Shakur 60.0
21 Kanye West 59.3
22 Stephen Hawking 59.0
22 Albert Einstein 59.0
24 Angelina Jolie 56.4
25 Mark Zuckerberg 56.0
26 Leonardo DiCaprio 55.5
26 Nicki Minaj 55.5
28 William Shakespeare 55.1
29 Michael Jordan 55.0
30 Dwayne Johnson 54.9

Singers

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

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 96.3
2 Lady Gaga 92.3
3 Eminem 89.6
4 Justin Bieber 83.0
5 Lil Wayne 73.8
6 Miley Cyrus 67.7
7 Rihanna 64.6
8 Selena Gomez 64.0
9 Taylor Swift 63.0
10 Tupac Shakur 60.0
11 Kanye West 59.3
12 Nicki Minaj 55.5
13 Katy Perry 54.6
14 Adele 53.0
15 John Cena 51.0
16 Jay-Z 50.0
17 Prince (musician) 49.0
17 David Bowie 48.3
19 Britney Spears 47.3
20 Elvis Presley 45.0
21 Beyoncé Knowles 43.0
21 Madonna (entertainer) 43.0
23 Bob Marley 42.8
24 Ariana Grande 42.0
24 John Lennon 42.0
26 Demi Lovato 41.0
27 Mariah Carey 40.1
28 Bruno Mars 40.0
29 50 Cent 39.2
30 Freddie Mercury 38.4

Actors

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

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 73.5
2 Johnny Depp 60.6
3 Angelina Jolie 56.4
4 Leonardo DiCaprio 55.5
5 Dwayne Johnson 54.9
6 Mila Kunis 54.1
7 Arnold Schwarzenegger 50.0
7 Will Smith 50.0
9 Bruce Lee 47.6
9 Marilyn Monroe 47.6
11 Tom Cruise 47.0
12 Scarlett Johansson 46.0
13 Megan Fox 44.7
14 Jennifer Aniston 44.0
14 The Undertaker 44.0
16 Jennifer Lawrence 43.7
17 Brad Pitt 43.6
18 Emma Watson 43.0
19 Heath Ledger 42.8
20 Sunny Leone 42.4
21 Mark Wahlberg 41.0
22 Kristen Stewart 39.9
23 Ryan Reynolds 39.4
24 Charlie Sheen 39.0
25 Sylvester Stallone 38.0
25 Robin Williams 38.0
27 Natalie Portman 37.5
28 Clint Eastwood 37.3
29 Tom Hardy 36.0
29 Emma Stone 36.0

Sportsmen

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

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 sportsmen—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 70.0
2 Lionel Messi Association football 61.0
3 Michael Jordan Basketball 55.0
4 Muhammad Ali Boxing 50.4
5 LeBron James Basketball 47.0
6 Kobe Bryant Basketball 40.8
7 O. J. Simpson American football 40.0
8 Roger Federer Tennis 39.0
9 Tom Brady American football 37.0
10 Brock Lesnar Wrestling & Mixed martial arts 35.0
10 Mike Tyson Boxing 35.0
12 Michael Phelps Swimming 32.0
13 David Beckham Association football 31.0
13 Shaquille O'Neal Basketball 31.0
15 Manny Pacquiao Boxing 30.0
16 Peyton Manning American football 28.0
16 Rafael Nadal Tennis 28.0
18 Sachin Tendulkar Cricket 27.0
19 Neymar Association football 26.0
19 Conor McGregor Mixed martial arts 26.0
19 Usain Bolt Sprint 26.0
19 Tiger Woods Golf 26.0
19 Zlatan Ibrahimović Association football 26.0
19 Serena Williams Tennis 26.0
25 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Boxing 23.3
26 Ronaldinho Association football 23.0
26 Ronda Rousey Judo & Mixed martial arts 23.0
26 Wayne Rooney Association football 23.0
29 Novak Djokovic Tennis 22.0
29 Ronaldo Association football 22.0

Modern political leaders

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

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.

Rank Page Country Views in millions
1 Donald Trump United States 125.4
2 Barack Obama United States 114.6
3 Adolf Hitler Germany 83.7
4 Elizabeth II United Kingdom 67.0
5 Abraham Lincoln United States 63.3
6 John F. Kennedy United States 53.0
7 Henry VIII of England United Kingdom 46.0
8 Nelson Mandela South Africa 45.5
9 George W. Bush United States 44.0
10 Ronald Reagan United States 43.0
11 Queen Victoria United Kingdom 42.0
11 Bill Clinton United States 42.0
13 George Washington United States 40.0
14 Osama bin Laden Al-Qaeda 39.0
14 Franklin D. Roosevelt United States 39.0
14 Elizabeth I United Kingdom 39.0
14 Winston Churchill United Kingdom 39.0
18 Mahatma Gandhi India 37.0
19 Christopher Columbus Genoa 36.0
19 Che Guevara Cuba 36.0
19 Joseph Stalin Soviet Union 36.0
22 Richard Nixon United States 34.0
23 Vladimir Putin Russia 32.0
24 Charles, Prince of Wales United Kingdom 31.0
24 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh United Kingdom 31.0
24 Sarah Palin United States 31.0
24 Theodore Roosevelt United States 31.0
24 Thomas Jefferson United States 31.0
29 Benjamin Franklin United States 30.0
29 George H. W. Bush United States 30.0
29 Margaret Thatcher United Kingdom 30.0

Pre-modern people

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017)

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 April 2016. 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 39.0
2 Alexander the Great 356 – 323 BC 35.0
3 Muhammad 570 – 623 AD 31.0
3 Julius Caesar 100 – 44 BC 31.0
5 Genghis Khan 1162 – 1227 AD 26.0
6 Aristotle 384 – 322 BC 24.0
7 Gautama Buddha 6th – 4th centuries BC 22.0
8 Spartacus 111 – 71 BC 21.0
8 Plato 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC 21.0
10 Joan of Arc 1412 – 1431 AD 19.0
11 Socrates 470/469 – 399 BC 18.0
12 Charlemagne 742/748 – 814 AD 16.0
12 Tutankhamun c. 1341 – c. 1323 BC 16.0
12 Marco Polo 1254 – 1324 AD 16.0
15 Moses* 14th – 13th centuries BC 15.0
15 Augustus 63 BC – AD 14 15.0
15 King Arthur*** 5th – 6th centuries AD 15.0
15 William Wallace 1270 – 1305 AD 15.0
15 Robin Hood*** 12th – 14th centuries AD 15.0
20 Cleopatra 69 – 30 BC 14.0
20 Nero 37 AD – 68 AD 14.0
22 Caligula 12 AD – 41 AD 13.0
22 Hannibal 247 – 183/181 BC 13.0
22 Ragnar Lodbrok*** 9th century AD 13.0
25 Confucius 551 – 479 BC 12.0
26 Archimedes 287 – 212 BC 11.0
26 Pythagoras 570 – 495 BC 11.0
26 Abraham* 19th – 17th centuries BC 11.0
26 Asoka 304 – 222 BC 11.0
26 Richard I of England 1157 – 1199 AD 11.0
26 David c. 1040 – 970 BC 11.0

-*Historicity is unconfirmed by extra-Biblical sources.

-**Historicity is questioned.

-***Historicity is dubious.

3rd-millennium people

(December 1, 2007 – March 31, 2018)

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.[21] 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 (28th rank). She entered the list in August 2016 and peaked at 21st rank in June 2017. She was followed and surpassed by LaMelo Ball in December 2017 (22nd rank).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Willow Smith 14.3
2 Maddie Ziegler 9.5
3 Millie Bobby Brown 8.5
4 Noah Cyrus 6.5
5 Prince George of Cambridge 6.2
6 Jackie Evancho 5.8
7 Lady Louise Windsor 4.9
8 Mackenzie Foy 4.7
9 Gaten Matarazzo 3.9
10 Finn Wolfhard 3.8
10 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge 3.8
12 James, Viscount Severn 3.7
13 Rowan Blanchard 3.4
14 Lil Pump 3.3
15 Auli'i Cravalho 3.2
16 Skai Jackson 3.1
17 Jacob Tremblay 3.0
18 Quvenzhané Wallis 2.7
19 Madison De La Garza 2.6
19 Jazz Jennings 2.6
21 Dafne Keen 2.5
21 LaMelo Ball 2.5
23 Yara Shahidi 2.4
24 Connie Talbot 2.3
25 Zaira Wasim 2.2
26 Willow Shields 2.1
26 Harshaali Malhotra 2.1
28 Laurie Hernandez 2.0
29 Frankie Jonas 1.9
29 Jaeden Lieberher 1.9
29 Ty Simpkins 1.9
29 David Mazouz 1.9

Music bands

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017).

Rank Page Views in millions
1 The Beatles 90.0
2 One Direction 52.0
3 Metallica 37.0
3 Pink Floyd 37.0
5 Linkin Park 36.0
6 Red Hot Chili Peppers 32.0
7 Led Zeppelin 31.0
8 Coldplay 29.0
9 Queen 28.0
9 AC/DC 28.0
11 Daft Punk 27.0
12 Slipknot 25.0
12 Nirvana 25.0
12 Green Day 25.0
12 The Rolling Stones 25.0
16 Guns N' Roses 24.0
16 Girls' Generation 24.0
18 Gorillaz 23.0
18 Iron Maiden 23.0
18 Jonas Brothers 23.0
21 Foo Fighters 22.0
22 Kiss 21.0
22 Spice Girls 21.0
22 Avenged Sevenfold 21.0
22 Radiohead 21.0
22 Muse 21.0
22 Paramore 21.0
22 Backstreet Boys 21.0
29 Maroon 5 20.0
29 Blink-182 20.0
22 Bee Gees 20.0
29 U2 20.0

Sport teams

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017).

The list is overwhelmingly dominated by association football teams. Most American sports teams are located near the bottom. Notable among them is the Golden State Warriors, whose page views came heavily from the previous three years.

Rank Page Views in millions
1 Manchester United F.C. 43.0
2 FC Barcelona 37.5
3 Chelsea F.C. 35.0
4 Arsenal F.C. 34.0
4 Real Madrid C.F. 33.0
6 Liverpool F.C. 31.0
7 Manchester City F.C. 23.0
8 Brazil national football team 20.0
8 A.C. Milan 20.0
10 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 19.0
11 England national football team 18.0
11 Germany national football team 18.0
11 Juventus F.C. 18.0
14 FC Bayern Munich 17.0
15 New England Patriots 16.0
15 Spain national football team 16.0
17 Los Angeles Lakers 15.0
18 Borussia Dortmund 14.0
18 Argentina national football team 14.0
20 Golden State Warriors 13.0
20 Italy national football team 13.0
22 France national football team 12.0
22 Newcastle United F.C. 12.0
22 West Ham United F.C. 12.0
22 Netherlands national football team 12.0
22 New York Yankees 12.0
22 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. 12.0
28 Aston Villa F.C. 11.0
28 Leicester City F.C. 11.0
30 Miami Heat 10.0
30 Chicago Bulls 10.0
30 Rangers F.C. 11.0
30 Celtic F.C. 11.0
30 Oakland Raiders 11.0

Films and TV series

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017).

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

Rank Page Views in millions
1 The Big Bang Theory 78.6
2 Game of Thrones 76.4
3 How I Met Your Mother 74.4
4 Glee 64.0
5 The Walking Dead 63.5
6 Star Wars 62.4
7 Breaking Bad 60.6
8 Doctor Who 54.2
9 Grey's Anatomy 47.0
11 Lost 46.0
11 Dexter 46.0
11 Naruto 46.0
14 Family Guy 45.0
14 The Avengers 45.0
16 House 44.4
17 Avatar 43.0
18 True Blood 41.0
18 The Dark Knight Rises 41.0
18 Friends 41.0
21 Two and a Half Men 39.0
21 Sons of Anarchy 39.0
21 The Vampire Diaries 39.0
21 Arrow 39.0
25 Sherlock 38.0
26 The Office (US) 37.0
26 Once Upon a Time 37.0
26 The Simpsons 37.0
29 South Park 36.0
29 NCIS 36.0
29 Titanic 36.0

Albums

(December 1, 2007 – June 30, 2017).

Rank Page Artist Views in millions
1 Thriller Michael Jackson 14.0
2 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Beatles 13.0
3 Recovery Eminem 12.0
3 The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 12.0
5 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 11.0
6 21 Adele 10.0
6 The Beatles Beatles 10.0
8 The Wall Pink Floyd 9.8
9 Abbey Road Beatles 9.2
10 Watch the Throne Jay-Z & Kanye West 8.4
11 Nevermind Nirvana 8.3
12 The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem 8.1
13 808s & Heartbreak Kanye West 7.6
14 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 7.2
15 Loud Rihanna 7.0
16 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin 6.9
17 Graduation Kanye West 6.7
17 Let It Be Beatles 6.7
19 The Eminem Show Eminem 6.6
19 The Slim Shady LP Eminem 6.6
21 Fearless Taylor Swift 6.5
22 Circus Britney Spears 6.4
22 Red Taylor Swift 6.4
22 Metallica Metallica 6.4
22 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Kendrick Lamar 6.4
26 The Fame Lady Gaga 6.3
26 Rubber Soul Beatles 6.3
28 Hybrid Theory Linkin Park 6.2
29 Bad Michael Jackson 6.0
29 Yeezus Kanye West 6.0
29 1989 Taylor Swift 6.0

Books and book series

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017).

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 67.0
2 Fifty Shades of Grey 46.0
3 The Hunger Games 44.0
4 A Song of Ice and Fire 41.0
5 The Great Gatsby 28.0
6 The Lord of the Rings 26.0
7 A Game of Thrones 24.0
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four 23.0
9 Kama Sutra 22.0
10 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 20.0
11 Les Misérables 19.0
11 To Kill a Mockingbird 19.0
11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 19.0
11 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 19.0
11 Watchmen 19.0
16 The Winds of Winter 18.0
17 The Catcher in the Rye 17.0
17 Sex 17.0
17 Pride and Prejudice 17.0
20 The Hobbit 16.0
20 Inferno 16.0
22 Code Geass 15.0
22 Lolita 15.0
22 Frankenstein 15.0
22 Bible 15.0
22 The Picture of Dorian Gray 15.0
27 Dracula 14.0
27 Animal Farm 14.0
27 Of Mice and Men 14.0
27 Brave New World 14.0
27 American Idiot 14.0
27 Porno 14.0

Pre-modern books and texts

(December 1, 2007 – December 31, 2017).

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 22.0
2 Inferno (Dante) Italy 16.0
3 Bible Israel 15.0
4 Odyssey Greece 13.0
5 Rosetta Stone Egypt 12.0
5 Beowulf Britain 12.0
7 Divine Comedy Italy 11.0
7 Quran Caliphate 11.0
9 Iliad Greece 10.0
9 Mahabharata India 10.0
11 The Art of War China 8.7
12 Ramayana India 8.6
13 Epic of Gilgamesh Mesopotamia 8.0
14 The Canterbury Tales Britain 7.5
15 Vedas India 7.2
16 Talmud Israel 6.5
16 One Thousand and One Nights Caliphate 6.5
16 Code of Hammurabi Mesopotamia 6.5
19 I Ching China 5.0
20 Oedipus the King Greece 4.6
21 Book of the Dead Egypt 4.5
22 Aeneid Rome 4.4
23 Tao Te Ching China 3.9
24 Domesday Book Britain 3.8
25 Rigveda India 3.7
26 Upanishads India 3.4
27 Cupid and Psyche Greece 3.0
28 Lysistrata Greece 2.7
29 Titanomachy Greece 2.6
30 The Decameron Italy 2.3
30 Mesoamerican Long Count calendar Maya 2.3

See also

Wikipedia:Most popular pages October 2001

Wikipedia:Popular pages 2003: Oct.

Wikipedia:Popular pages 2004: Mar. through Sep.

Wikipedia:Popular pages 2008: May.

Wikipedia:Most read articles in 2008

Wikipedia:Zeitgeist 2008-2013

Wikipedia:Most read articles in 2009

Wikipedia:Most read articles in 2010

Popular pages by Andrew West for 2013, 2014, 2015,2016, and 2017

Popular pages by Andrew West for the past week

External links

stats.wikimedia.org: ZeitGeist

The 50 most-viewed Wikipedia articles in 2009 and 2008, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/wikipedia/6043534/The-50-most-viewed-Wikipedia-articles-in-2009-and-2008.html

Most viewed articles on English Wikipedia 2012, http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/2012.html

Most viewed articles on English Wikipedia 2013, http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/2013.html

Most viewed articles on English Wikipedia 2014, http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/2014.html

Wikipedia article traffic statistics [2014], http://stats.grok.se/en/top

Most viewed articles on English Wikipedia 2015, http://tools.wmflabs.org/wikitrends/2015.html

Wikitally: The page view statistics site of almost every Wikipedia articles in various languages, including recent traffic, http://en.wikitally.com - ceased to exist in fall 2017.

The open Wikipedia ranking [2014-2018], http://wikirank.di.unimi.it

Page views since 2015, https://tools.wmflabs.org/massviews

References

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  13. ^ http://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultipleyears.php
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  15. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2016 Popular pages
  16. ^ User:West.andrew.g/2017 Popular pages
  17. ^ List of most viewed YouTube videos.
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  19. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report.
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