Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2019-11-29/Traffic report
What is this, an episode of Downton Abbey? There's certainly enough royalty to go around (November 17 to 23, 2019)
Similar to last week, Star Wars is present (#1), another TV show makes an appearance at #2. Unlike last week, however, there are an ungodly number of royals peppering this list – in fact, another TV series, The Crown, is responsible (#3, #4, #5, #8, #9).
|1||The Mandalorian||1,707,701||Similar to another time this list was heavily dominated by one subject, a Star Wars-related subject takes top ranking; however, this time that wasn't the primary topic on the list. Disney+'s debut, accompanied by this original TV series set in the Star Wars universe, has received positive ratings.|
|2||Caitlyn Jenner||1,570,820||Formerly known as decathlon gold medalist and Kardashian–Jenner patriarch Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn has decided to go across The Pond and survive in the jungle on the reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!|
|3||Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon||1,492,698||The Crown has returned, and thus again there's a views spike for the daughters of George VI. Given the show has skipped from the 1940s to the 1960s, the actresses have changed to two women who have played crazy queens: Margaret is now Red Queen Helena Bonham Carter and Elizabeth changed to Queen Anne Olivia Colman.|
|5||Aberfan disaster||1,212,970||Not everything The Crown brings into this list is old or dead royalty, it turns out.|
|6||Fiona Hill (presidential advisor)||1,156,864||Americans are divided into two factions right now: those who are eagerly hanging onto every word of the impeachment inquiry, and those who would like to end all of those responsible for the 24-hour news cycle and all the prolonged impeachment inquiries on it. The first group has propelled this article to its position here, as they rush to find out who the hell this person is anyway.|
|7||Frozen II||1,113,692||This list has something for the child inside all of us, for if this isn't your style there is, of course, Fred Rogers down at #23, having been portrayed by Tom Hanks (and as Weird Al said, nobody doesn't like Tom Hanks!) Here, though, Elsa and Anna return to travel on a magical, icy journey to discover happy things, because Disney likes happy things.|
|8||Princess Alice of Battenberg||1,073,049||More The Crown. One would think people wouldn't Wikipedia the name of the person in a TV show they're watching, for that would count as a spoiler – but that doesn't seem to be the case. In an alternate universe, this show was probably why spoiler warnings were deprecated: a lengthy RfC concluded with the consensus "no we will not put spoiler tags on an actual real-used to be alive person, and y'all can't figure out how to do that, so no more spoiler tags".|
|9||Harold Wilson||1,072,674||The Prime Minister during the period portrayed in the latest season of The Crown.|
|10||Prince Andrew, Duke of York||1,008,200||With the multitude of other royals brought here by The Crown (#18, and a third of the rest) one might think this is simply another case of TV fever, but no, Jeffrey Epstein (#13) and his entourage of criminals brought a royal down with them. Andrew's allegations that he couldn't possibly have been the person his accuser referred to – for he simply couldn't sweat, and she said he did! – were shot down by some photos (and I hate the Mirror too, don't worry) and little princey's birthday was cancelled, not to mention the whole "being kicked out of Buckingham Palace" issue.|
The Force is strong with this Report (November 10 to 16, 2019)
Even if late due to a delay with the WP:5000, the Report is actually early with a topic: Star Wars got a #1 one month before it is supposed to with the Disney+ (#16) series The Mandalorian (#1, #11), and is also present in a new video game (#20). Aside from eight pages that remained from last week, there's politics (#7), television (#8).
|1||The Mandalorian||1,570,155||Proving that in spite of a divisive Episode VIII and an underwhelming spin-off, Star Wars still moves the masses: a Disney+ (#16) series by Jon Favreau starring a bounty hunter managed to top our list.|
|2||Joker (2019 film)||1,029,042||The list of movies which have grossed $1 billion in 2019 finally has a non-Disney production with this take on the clown supervillain. Readers must also be curious about the "Future" section, given how rarely studios decide not to follow such acclaim and popularity with sequels.|
|3||Death Stranding||803,135||Hideo Kojima doesn't need Konami to make successful video games, as this PlayStation 4 action game set in a post-apocalyptic USA, whose cinematic values go down to having actors such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux, got great reviews and good sales.|
|4||Deaths in 2019||723,908||I never thought I'd die alone|
I laughed the loudest, who'd have known...
|5||Henry V of England||669,639||Henry the Fifth at fifth place, how appropriate. The high views are due to the Netflix movie The King.|
|6||John Demjanjuk||587,622||Still on Netflix, documentary series The Devil Next Door tells the story about a Ukrainian-American autoworker who allegedly worked as a guard at Nazi extermination camps during World War II.|
|7||Marie Yovanovitch||585,578||Yovanovitch was the United States Ambassador to Ukraine. Trump's involvement with that country's government is having repercussions for him. Yovanovitch was ousted after an alleged smear campaign, and is now testifying in the impeachment inquiries against Trump.|
|8||Rick and Morty (season 4)||547,199||Adult Swim has debuted the newest episodes of this time-and-space-hopping cartoon starring a mad scientist and his grandson.|
|9||Doctor Sleep (2019 film)||544,211||Decades after The Shining, a traumatized Danny Torrance (now played by Ewan McGregor) tries to save a girl with similar powers from people who literally feed on said "Shining" kids. Doctor Sleep got good reviews for being atmospheric, well-acted and spooky (even if, on this writer's opinion, a bit long and slow), but has struggled on the box office, having barely recouped its $55 million budget worldwide.|
|10||Jeffrey Epstein||523,050||Jeffrey Epstein has become the Internet's newest "tree-fiddy" – wedged into every unexpected nook and cranny, the message awaits: "Epstein didn't kill himself". While the real-life events that transpired in his cell that night remain a matter of conjecture, the popular opinion is certainly clear.|
And it's hard to watch some Netflix, in the cold November rain (November 3 to 9, 2019)
The eleventh month started spearheaded by the subjects of two streaming productions, meaning Netflix is the cause of boosted views for 15th century English kings and World War II Soviets working with the Nazis. More history is found in the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall's fall (#14), men who inspired holidays (#24) and Google Doodles (#21), a land dispute to be settled (#12) and a battle to be documented by Bollywood (#7). Speaking of movies, #3 and #5 are the same Hollywood blockbusters from last week(s), now joined by a horror flick (#15) and an actor (#10) who found love (#9) years after a tragedy (#19). The recently deceased (#4, #11), video games (#6), books adapted by HBO (#13), MMA (#18, #20), politicians from both sides of the Pond (#16, #17), and a changed landmark (#23) close the list.
|1||Henry V of England||1,803,080||One of the royal Henrys chronicled in Shakespeare's plays, which in turn are now adapted in the Netflix production The King.|
|2||John Demjanjuk||948,250||Still on Netflix, the documentary series The Devil Next Door tells the story about a Ukrainian-American autoworker who allegedly worked as a guard at Nazi extermination camps during World War II.|
|3||Joker (2019 film)||940,728||10 years after the Batman movie that made everyone just want to talk about the Joker broke a billion dollars worldwide, a movie just about Gotham's clown sociopath is nearing a ten digit gross as well. Seems like everyone wants to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight.|
|4||Jeffrey Epstein||918,694||The possibility that the deceased pedophile financier was killed instead of having hanged himself has become an online meme.|
|5||Terminator: Dark Fate||916,532||In spite of being better than what you'd expect from a movie with a 63 year old female gunslinger and a 72 year old killer robot, Terminator: Dark Fate has not enthralled audiences so much (it opened atop the box office but now has fallen to #5, and only broke $200 million worldwide so far) and possibly won't get any follow-ups. As a fan of this series even if I had objections to some things in Dark Fate, it saddens me to see the franchise terminated.|
|6||Death Stranding||796,900||Hideo Kojima is back (while Konami continues to neglect his best known work) with this PlayStation 4 title whose cinematic values go down to having actors such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux.|
|7||Third Battle of Panipat||796,729||Bollywood released the first trailer for Panipat, which in December will re-enact this 1761 confrontation against an invading Afghan army.|
|8||The King (2019 film)||791,674||Timothée Chalamet plays our #1 in this Netflix movie.|
|9||Alexandra Grant||771,172||Possibly the most popular actor of the year, Keanu Reeves has reportedly been dating an artist with whom he has already written two books, making all his fans very happy that "Sad Keanu" might be a thing of the past.|
- These lists exclude the Wikipedia main page, non-article pages (such as redlinks), and anomalous entries (such as DDoS attacks or likely automated views). Since mobile view data became available to the Report in October 2014, we exclude articles that have almost no mobile views (5–6% or less) or almost all mobile views (94–95% or more) because they are very likely to be automated views based on our experience and research of the issue. Please feel free to discuss any removal on the Top 25 Report talk page if you wish.