Wikipedia:Top 25 Report

Most Popular Wikipedia Articles of the Week (May 2 to 8, 2021)Edit

Prepared with commentary by SSSB, Igordebraga

⭠ Last week's report

In spite of the most present topics being Indian elections and television shows (one from HBO, the others on streaming), the top entries relate to billionaires who will take a break from philantropy to start divorce proceedings - and another one who got in also brought along entries regarding an appearance on TV.

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 Bill Gates   1,371,353   The billionaire couple announced their divorce this week, after 27 years of marriage and 34 years as a couple. The divorce appears to be amicable and they have said that they will continue to work together on their foundation.
2 Melinda Gates   1,027,961
3 Deaths in 2021   926,892   If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
4 Invincible (TV series)   744,955   The final episode of the first series aired on April 29. It has proved so popular that a further two series of this family-unfriendly animated superhero show were confirmed on April 30.
5 Resident Evil Village   730,516   Capcom's seminal survival horror series returned for its eight mainline title (in fact, the cover art shows there's a "VIII" hidden in "Village"), where the unlucky bastard who sought his wife in the seventh game now tries to rescue his daughter from inhuman creatures. And given the setting is Transylvania, of course there's vampires, whose leader caused quite the impact upon her reveal in a demo.
6 Cinco de Mayo   703,801   The annual celebration held on May 5, celebrating Mexico's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
7 Elon Musk   695,271   #1 used to be the richest man in the world, now it's this guy, who hosted Saturday Night Live. Not the first entrepreneur to have done so, but most people would rather forget the previous one.
8 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election   691,857   The election in this east Indian state was held April 27-29, with the results being announced this week. All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) increased their majority. The election was marred by violence, with opposition parties claiming the violence was conducted by the AITC against them.
9 Dogecoin   679,762   Showing how fickle the cryptocurrency market is, #7 made jokes about the memetic dog-themed one he champions on SNL (along with one detailed on #17, Musk appeared as a cryptocurrency expert who was questioned thrice by Weekend Update host Michael Che about Dogecoin) and its value fell 37%! Perhaps to compensate, right after the week covered by this report, Musk's SpaceX announced a Dogecoin-funded mission.
10 Mamata Banerjee   673,257   Despite losing her seat in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly, her party won the most seats in #8 and she remains the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
11 David Berkowitz   649,909   Netflix continues to delve into infamous serial killers, with the "Son of Sam"\".44 Caliber Killer" who shot several people in New York City being chronicled in The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness.
12 Shadow and Bone (TV series)   639,953   Netflix's latest hit show, starring Jessie Mei Li as a teenage girl in a Russia-inspired fantasy land who discovers supernatural powers.
13 2016 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election   564,338   With #8, we wanted to remind themselves of what happened last time out.
14 M. K. Stalin   563,914   No relation to Josef, he became the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu this week, after his party won 159 of the 234 seats in the #19 election.
15 Shadow and Bone   539,884   Leigh Bardugo wrote this fantasy adventure novel, that following the trends is the first in a trilogy, giving all the more material for #12's following seasons.
16 Nick Kamen   534,654 This British musician/model died on May 4. His debut single, "Each Time You Break My Heart", made it on the charts in 11 countries and "I Promised Myself" was number 1 in Austria and Sweden. Interestingly, he was most successful in Italy, making it onto the Italian charts 13 times, including twice at number one.
17 Mother's Day   525,952   The holiday celebrating matriarchs everywhere entered one week earlier to when it's held (well, in most countries; for instance, the UK date is in March) because #7 brought his mother on the SNL stage, and she hoped she wasn't getting Dogecoin (#9) for Mother's Day.
18 Mortal Kombat (2021 film)   510,471   While some fans of the ultraviolent fighting game series didn't like a few of the licenses taken by the third movie adapting it (most notably how the protagonist is an original character while Johnny Cage is left for a sequel hook), it has remained a box office success and managed to have the most successful HBO Max launch - 3.8 million in a weekend, or about as much as Zack Snyder's Justice League in 40 days!
19 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election   502,366   Another Indian state holding elections (see #8).
20 Caitlyn Jenner   490,550   When California did a recall election in 2003, there were plenty of unusual candidates, one of whom won ("Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Governor of California. There's a perfectly ordinary English sentence.") Well, the state is at it again, but at most in the celebrity front is the former Olympic gold medalist turned transgender reality TV star.
21 Jupiter's Legacy (TV series)   471,226   Those wanting another superhero series after #7 flocked to Netflix for this show adapting an Image Comics title featuring the generational conflict between a group of aging superheroes and their equally superpowered children.
22 Olympia Dukakis   469,323   An Academy Award-winning actress whose long career even warranted a documentary died at the age of 89.
23 Mare of Easttown   464,006   Normally HBO shows enter the Report right as they debut, yet this series starring Kate Winslet as a detective investigating a murder in a small town near Philadelphia only managed to get enough article views by its third episode.
24 Billie Eilish   443,084   Ms. Eilish seemingly will get to her 20th birthday in December having two #1 albums if the anticipation for sophomore effort Happier Than Ever says anything. In the meantime, Eilish's Instagram post revealing her British Vogue cover got a million likes in 6 minutes (a record broken the very next day by this writer's country regarding the latest Big Brother winner).
25 Prashant Kishor   442,418 This political strategist was responsible for the parties that won both the #8 and #19 elections, propelling #14 to his new job.

ExclusionsEdit

  • This list excludes 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 talk page if you wish.