From ChatGPT To Bollywood Blockbusters: These Are The Most-Read Wikipedia Articles Of 2023 – News18

Curated By: Shaurya Sharma

Last Updated: December 06, 2023, 11:04 IST

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People read Wikipedia for a range of diverse topics in 2023.

Wikipedia’s top 25 most-read articles list reveals that a number of India-related topics have made it to the top. Read on to check the full list.

Wikipedia is an important resource for many who seek information on a variety of topics. To celebrate this, at the end of each year, like many other platforms, the Wikimedia Foundation—the organisation behind Wikipedia—releases its list of the top-read articles.

This year, there is no exception, with many topics related to emerging technologies, such as generative AI, cricket world cup and films, making the cut. Overall, Wikipedia English received a total of 84 billion views this year, per Wikimedia.

The list—which was released on Tuesday—also reveals that a number of India-related topics have made it to the top, a trend that has been observed in recent years.

Here, we take a look at the top 25 articles on Wikipedia this year:

  1. ChatGPT: 49,490,406 pageviews
  2. Deaths in 2023: 42,666,860 pageviews
  3. 2023 Cricket World Cup: 38,171,653 pageviews
  4. Indian Premier League: 32,012,810 pageviews
  5. Oppenheimer (film): 28,348,248 pageviews
  6. Cricket World Cup: 25,961,417 pageviews
  7. J. Robert Oppenheimer: 25,672,469 pageviews
  8. Jawan (film): 21,791,126 pageviews
  9. 2023 Indian Premier League: 20,694,974 pageviews
  10. Pathaan (film): 19,932,509 pageviews
  11. The Last of Us (TV series): 19,791,789 pageviews
  12. Taylor Swift, 19,418,385: pageviews
  13. Barbie (film): 18,051,077 pageviews
  14. Cristiano Ronaldo: 17,492,537 pageviews
  15. Lionel Messi: 16,623,630 pageviews
  16. Premier League: 16,604,669 pageviews
  17. Matthew Perry: 16,454,666 pageviews
  18. United States: 16,240,461 pageviews
  19. Elon Musk: 14,370,395 pageviews
  20. Avatar: The Way of Water: 14,303,116 pageviews
  21. India: 13,850,178 pageviews
  22. Lisa Marie Presley: 13,764,007 pageviews
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3: 13,392,917 pageviews
  24. Russian invasion of Ukraine: 12,798,866 pageviews
  25. Andrew Tate: 12,728,616 pageviews

Wikipedia notes that this list was “originally published using English Wikipedia data pulled by the Wikimedia Foundation on 28 November 2023. It will be updated with the full year’s data on 3 January 2024. All of the data includes pageviews that went directly to the articles and indirectly through any redirects.” 

Moreover, it also revealed that it removed any articles with “less than 20% or more than 75% mobile views,” because that often correlates with spam, botnets, and other concerns.