Most-viewed Wikipedia articles of 2023

Data from the Wikimedia Foundation has revealed that Wikipedia’s most-viewed article in 2023 is the page on OpenAI’s ChatGPT.

Overall, the free encyclopedia website’s English pages accumulated over 84 billion page views during the year, with the ChatGPT page contributing 49.5 million.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT large language model chatbot launched in November 2022 and has been immensely popular since, surpassing 100 million users.

According to the Wikimedia Foundation’s data, the next most-viewed page was “Deaths in 2023”, which accumulated 42.7 million page views, followed by “2023 Cricket World Cup” on 38.2 million.

The “Indian Premier League” and “Oppenheimer (film)” pages achieved fourth and fifth place, with 32 million and 28.3 million page views, respectively.

Compared to 2022, the “Jeffrey Dahmer” page topped the most-viewed list with 54.9 million page views — approximately 5.4 million more than the top spot in 2023.

The Wikimedia Foundation’s top 25 most popular English Wikipedia pages in 2023 are listed below. Page views are rounded to the nearest 100,000.

  1. ChatGPT — 49.5 million
  2. Deaths in 2023 — 42.7 million
  3. 2023 Cricket World Cup — 38.2 million
  4. Indian Premier League — 32 million
  5. Oppenheimer (film) — 28.3 million
  6. Cricket World Cup — 26 million
  7. J. Robert Oppenheimer — 25.7 million
  8. Jawan (film) — 21.8 million
  9. 2023 Indian Premier League — 20.7 million
  10. Pathaan (film) — 19.9 million
  11. The Last of US (TV series) — 19.8 million
  12. Taylor Swift — 19.4 million
  13. Barbie (film) — 18 million
  14. Cristiano Ronaldo — 17.5 million
  15. Lionel Messi — 16.6 million
  16. Premier League — 16.6 million
  17. Matthew Perry — 16.5 million
  18. United States — 16.2 million
  19. Elon Musk — 14.4 million
  20. Avatar: The Way of Water — 14.3 million
  21. India — 13.9 million
  22. Lisa Marie Presley — 13.7 million
  23. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 — 13.4 million
  24. Russian invasion of Ukraine — 12.8 million
  25. Andrew Tate — 12.8 million

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