Most popular Wikipedia articles of the last week
The season finale of Game of Thrones ensured that the epic 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, Man of Steel. Politics rarely impacts the top 10, but the controversy over the PRISM surveillance program proved too potent to miss.
Please 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:
||A 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)
||The second attempt to rework the Superman mythos for modern cinema, (after Bryan Singer's Superman Returns) this film earned $125.1 million over its first weekend, setting a record for the month of June.
||Game of Thrones
||The season finale of this popular TV show drew 5.39 million viewers; its highest rating ever.
||State of Decay (video game)
||Much anticipated zombie apocalypse video game.
||Game of Thrones (season 3)
||See #3 above
||List of Game of Thrones episodes
||see #3 and #5 above
||A perennially popular article.
||The PRISM program whistleblower became the major discussion point in the news this week.
||Sony unveiled their addition to the already controversial eighth generation of video game consoles, to positive reception.
||The Last of Us
||Another much-anticipated 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)
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