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Swedish countess tops the list: Plus plenty of sports, film, and television

This week sports lead the popularity. Despite a Google doodle influenced first place of Eva Ekeblad, much of the rest of the list is dominated by sports figures and events. Tennis led the sports, as Wimbledon recently concluded. Roger Federer (#7) advanced to the final match in the men's competition. Hopes were high in the Women's for Johanna Konta (#4) as she advanced into the semifinals. However, Konta lost to Venus Williams (#13), who advanced to the finals against Garbiñe Muguruza (#10). Baseball took one spot, with the immensely successful Aaron Judge (#6) winning the Home Run Derby. The other major placer in sports was wrestling. The upcoming "money fight" (#11) between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (#5) and Conor McGregor (#3) drew attention, as well as the recently closed WWE Great Balls of Fire (#16).

In the film industry, Spider-Man: Homecoming (#2), and its star, Tom Holland (actor) (#15) ranked alongside interest in War for the Planet of the Apes (#8) and the franchise (#17). In television, the seventh season (#9) of the wildly popular Game of Thrones (#20) and the death of actor Nelsan Ellis (#12) drew interest.

And what would this report be like if it didn't have at least one Reddit driven entry (#18).

For the week of July 9 to 15, 2017, the 25 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the WP:5000 report were:

Rank Page Views Picture Class Description
1 Eva Ekeblad 1,588,785 Evadelagardie.gif start Class Eva Ekeblad (10 July 1724 – 15 May 1786) was a Swedish countess who was a salon hostessagronomist, and scientist best known for discovering a way to make alcohol and flour from potatoes. Propelled by the recent Google Doodle on her 293rd birthday, this is the first time in 2017 a Google Doodle has reached number one.
2 Spider-Man: Homecoming 1,475,238 World premiere of Spider-Man Homecoming at TCL Chinese Theatre.jpg c Class Despite a large drop in earnings, the popular and highly acclaimed coming-of-age Spider-Man movie received an increase of 200,000 views, though swinging one spot lower in the rankings.
3 Conor McGregor 1,150,548 Conor McGregor, UFC 189 World Tour London (2).jpg c Class The announcement of the upcoming bout pushed the Irish UFC Lightweight Champion up on the list. Expected to snag 75 million dollars from the aptly named 'money fight' McGregor is going to have a tough fight against the undefeated Mayweather.
4 Johanna Konta 1,148,737 Konta US16 (48) (29236562133).jpg c Class The British player just can't get a break. First in Nottingham, as a number one seed, she lost in the finals. Seeded number four in Birmingham, she was defeated in the second round. Better luck in the French Open was not to be found, as she got out first round in an upset. Because of a back injury, most expected her performance at Wimbledon to be similarly disappointing. However, Konta triumphed over Hsieh Su-wei, the very same person who defeated her in Birmingham. She followed that victory with multiple others, and all of Great Britan watching with bated breath, hoping that this might be the time that the nation would win again (the last time being in 1977). But alas, it was not to be. Venus Williams defeated Konta in the semifinals.
5 Floyd Mayweather Jr. 983,312 Floyd Mayweather, Jr. cropped.jpg b Class The undefeated pretty boy soared in the rankings upon announcement of his return to boxing to fight Connor McGregor.
6 Aaron Judge 928,174 Aaron Judge on September 8, 2016.jpg c Class Aaron Judge has seen success after success. He broke (multiple of) Joe DiMaggio's records, won the Home Run Derby, became 'Rookie of the month' in June, and has potential to be "the face of the game".
7 Roger Federer 847,680 Roger Federer (26 June 2009, Wimbledon) 3 cropped.jpg GA Class He won Wimbledon. Again.
8 War for the Planet of the Apes 774,557 Andy Serkis 2014 WonderCon (cropped).jpg start Class The latest in the Planet of the Apes franchise continues the practice of re-writing the earliest versions. The most views occurred upon release with a current steady downward trend.
9 Game of Thrones (season 7) 723,248 Emilia Clarke (9347957209) (cropped).jpg c Class The seventh series in the blockbuster show approached releasing this week to much fanfare and excitement.
10 Garbiñe Muguruza 719,402 Cropped Garb.png c Class Muguruza beat Ekaterina Alexandrova, Yanina Wickmayer, Sorana Cîrstea, Angelique Kerber, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Magdaléna Rybáriková, and both Williams sisters (one at a time).
11 Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor 710,219 Cropped boxer guys.png stub Class The upcoming professional boxing super-fight between undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing champion of the world Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the current UFCLightweight Champion Conor McGregor is drawing much interest.
12 Nelsan Ellis 701,597 Nelsan Ellis at True Blood premiere party (crop).jpg c Class The recent death of the film and television actor and playwright, known for Lafayette Reynolds in the HBO series True Blood, which he played from 2008 until the series' completion in 2014, and for starring as Bobby Byrd in the 2014 James Brown biopic Get on Up sent many fans to his page.
13 Venus Williams 685,253 Venus at us open 2009-cropped.jpg b Class The older half of the Williams sisters made it to the Finals of the Women's Singles bracket at Wimbledon for the first time since 2009, after defeating Johanna Konta (#4), but would ultimately lose to Garbiñe Muguruza (#10).
14 Deaths in 2017 666,017 Jacques-Louis David - La Mort de Marat.jpg list Class The page maintains a steady stream of viewers, staying roughly the same in all but rank.
15 Tom Holland (actor) 619,650 Tom Holland by Gage Skidmore.jpg c Class The star of Spider-Man has retained much interest, in part due to growing acclaim for his work.
16 WWE Great Balls of Fire 575,786 WWE Live 2016-09-07 20-41-17 ILCE-6300 1147 DxO (31049700636).jpg future Class The inaugural wrestling event has largely lived up to expectations, despite some controversy over Roman Reigns' post-match 'attempted murder' of Braun Strowman.
17 Planet of the Apes 496,900 Charlton Heston Civil Rights March 1963.jpg c Class Those enjoying War for the Planet of the Apes are doing their homework and reading the history of the franchise.
18 Outsider art 476,224 Adolf Wölfli General view of the island Neveranger, 1911.jpg c Class Driven by a July 10 Reddit TIL ("Today I Learned", a subreddit where people share what they've learned on that day), page views went up a thousandfold in one day, then dropped back to normal. Who knew social media could drive learning about the arts and culture?
19 Bastille Day 473,321 Prise de la Bastille.jpg start Class The annual celebration of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14th drew droves of viewers.
20 Game of Thrones 464,585 Thrones costume.png GA Class Now entering its seventh season, the show is seemingly only becoming more popular.
  • 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.