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You won't believe what the most read Wikipedia article is in 2023 | Israel Hayom

2023-12-07T11:49:18.433Z

Highlights: You won't believe what the most read Wikipedia article is in 2023. Among the most viewed entries - movies, actors and even one sport that turned out to be especially important in some parts of the world. The article at the top of the list is, of course, ChatGPT, with 49.5 million views in the English language. In all other languages that Wikipedia supports, the article on the popular chatbot has over <> million views. It is interesting to see how less popular everyday articles, such as "Gay.Robert Oppenheimer", the scientist himself, have been revived thanks to the film.


The end of the year is approaching, and it's time to summarize the most read entries of the world's favorite encyclopedia • Among the most viewed entries - movies, actors and even one sport that turned out to be especially important in some parts of the world • And who won the coveted title and came in first place?


As 2023 draws to a close, it's that time of year when websites and companies present their year summaries. This time it's the turn (or turn?) of Wikipedia – the virtual website/encyclopedia that every schoolboy, third-year student, and indeed the entire enlightened world knows and relies on.

You may not be surprised to learn that, according to the annual summary of the most read articles on Wikipedia, the article at the top of the list is, of course, ChatGPT, with 49.5 million views in the English language. We're assuming you've at least heard about the AI chat that took the world by storm when it launched in November 2022.



Sam Altman, founder of OpenAI at his meeting with President Herzog. Cinematography: Avi Kanner, Recorder: Uri Buzaglo

Curious people

According to Wikipedia, ChatGPT's English-language article views ranged from 100,400 to 2023,78 almost every day in the first half of <>. In all other languages that Wikipedia supports, the article on the popular chatbot has over <> million views.

The second most read article on Wikipedia was an article titled "Death in 2023", with 42.7 million views. This article regularly ranks high on Wikipedia's year-end charts, with curious people looking to see which famous people have recently passed away.

Cricket player. It turns out that this game is very interesting to large parts of the world, Photo: GettyImages

The surprising sport that made the list

In third place is an article about a sport that is less known to us, but much loved in India, Pakistan, England and Australia – cricket, with 38.2 million views. The title of the article itself is "Cricket World Cup 2023", which this year took place in India. Admit we were surprised that it wasn't football.

Another cricket-related article came in fourth place in Wikipedia's table. With 32 million views, get the Indian Premier League – the Indian Cricket League. In fifth place came one of the most successful films of the year, "Oppenheimer" – Christopher Nolan's epic about the inventor of the atomic bomb, with 28.4 million views.

Actor Cillian Murphy in the film "Oppenheimer". Made a big effect on people, photo: from the movie

And if you're wondering who else made the honorable list of the most read articles in 2023, here is your list of the 20 most viewed articles. It is interesting to see how less popular everyday articles, such as "Gay.Robert Oppenheimer", the scientist himself, have been revived thanks to the film about him.

1. ChatGPT - 49.5 million
2. Death in 2023 – 42.7 million
3. Cricket World Cup 2023 – 38.2 million
4. Indian Premier League – 32 million
5. Oppenheimer (The Movie) – 28.4 million
6. World Cricket Championship – 25.9 million
7. Jay. Robert Oppenheimer – 25.6 million
8. The Soldier (film) – 21.8 million
9. Indian Premier League for 2023 - 20.7 million
10. Pathaan (Indian film) – 19.9 million
11. The Last of Us (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 – 16.4 million
18. United States – 16.2 million
19. Elon Musk – 14.3 million
20. Avatar: The Way of Water (film) – 14.3 million

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Source: israelhayom

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