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The English Wikipedia project maintains server records of pageview (traffic) statistics. This page tallies the 25 most-viewed article pages on Wikipedia, by month, while removing the superfluous pages that users end up viewing as a result of landing on an unintended page (such as "wiki", "Wikipedia", "search", etc.).

October 2011

In October 2011, the Wikipedia main page received 123.9 million page views, halting a three-month decline. The "404 error" page received 7.2 million views. The page for "wiki" received 3 million views. "Search" had almost 1.3 million views. The remaining top 25 intentional content pages were:

  1. Steve Jobs, 13,430,655
  2. Breast cancer, 5,265,649
  3. Facebook, 4,016,823
  4. Halloween, 3,595,582
  5. Muammar Gaddafi, 3,348,226
  6. Murder of Meredith Kercher, 2,594,583
  7. The Aristocrats (joke), 2,295,197
  8. Deaths in 2011, 2,175,709
  9. Occupy Wall Street, 1,972,552
  10. Mary Blair, 1,898,912
  11. Art Clokey, 1,846,023
  12. Sex, 1,782,038
  13. Google, 1,577,028
  14. Steve Wozniak, 1,571,456
  15. YouTube, 1,524,294
  16. The Walking Dead (TV series), 1,522,507
  17. Paranormal Activity 3, 1,479,346
  18. The Big Bang Theory, 1,444,124
  19. Terra Nova (TV series), 1,443,904
  20. Dan Wheldon, 1,404,613
  21. Diwali, 1,370,681
  22. Ra.One, 1,340,113
  23. United States, 1,306,374
  24. Kim Kardashian, 1,297,579
  25. Cuisinart, 1,281,742

September 2011

Wikipedia's flagging traffic

In September 2011, the Wikipedia main page received only 112.7 million page views, down 13.6% from the previous month. The "404 error" page received 6.3 million views. The page for "wiki" received 2.6 million views. "Search" had almost 2 million views. The remaining top 25 intentional content pages were:

  1. Mathematical descriptions of opacity, 5,125,722
  2. Albert Szent-Györgyi, 4,347,697
  3. Facebook, 3,881,469
  4. September 11 attacks, 3,075,259
  5. Network address translation, 3,073,272
  6. Troy Davis case, 2,930,632
  7. Freddie Mercury, 2,549,766
  8. Google, 1,878,888
  9. Deaths in 2011, 1,764,941
  10. Malapascua, 1,567,202
  11. World Trade Center, 1,244,432
  12. Adele (singer), 1,216,504
  13. YouTube, 1,200,020
  14. The Big Bang Theory, 1,181,374
  15. How I Met Your Mother, 1,170,501
  16. Two and a Half Men, 1,132,859
  17. United States, 1,106,147
  18. Bodyguard (2011 film), 1,058,269
  19. Sex, 1,047,777
  20. Glee (TV series), 1,015,174
  21. Wikipedia, 1,008,526
  22. Jim Henson, 991,296
  23. Lil Wayne, 965,608
  24. Andy Whitfield, 937,014
  25. Eminem, 923,325

August 2011

In August 2011, the Wikipedia main page received 130.5 million page views. The "404 error" page received 8.5 million views. The page for "wiki" received just under 3 million views. "Search" had almost 2.6 million views. The remaining top 25 intentional content pages were:

  1. Facebook, 4,390,763
  2. Pierre de Fermat, 2,598,684
  3. Jorge Luis Borges, 2,455,435
  4. Steve Jobs, 2,378,676
  5. Deaths in 2011, 2,076,487
  6. Google, 1,893,425
  7. Malapascua, 1,858,884
  8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 1,846,619
  9. Jersey Shore (TV series), 1,733,826
  10. Kim Kardashian, 1,565,668
  11. Lucille Ball, 1,275,989
  12. YouTube, 1,274,733
  13. Anna Hazare, 1,257,525
  14. Watch the Throne, 1,223,782
  15. United States, 1,217,676
  16. Adele (singer), 1,210,761
  17. Lil Wayne, 1,151,992
  18. Nicki Minaj, 1,126,004
  19. Eminem, 1,125,602
  20. Selena Gomez, 1,118,942
  21. Justin Bieber, 1,108,816
  22. Tha Carter IV, 1,094,458
  23. Lady Gaga, 1,084,283
  24. Amy Winehouse, 1,069,606
  25. Wikipedia, 1,061,782

July 2011

In July 2011, the Wikipedia main page received 138.3 million page views. The "404 error" page received 10 million views. The page for "wiki" received just under 3 million views. "Search" had 2.3 million views. The remaining top 25 intentional content pages were:

  1. Amy Winehouse, 9,599,578
  2. Death of Caylee Anthony, 4,078,411
  3. Facebook, 3,380,356
  4. 27 Club, 3,280,642
  5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 3,059,512
  6. Harry Potter, 2,769,692
  7. Harry Potter (film series), 2,500,975
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, 2,356,086
  9. Gregor Mendel, 2,238,089
  10. Deaths in 2011, 2,236,539
  11. Google, 2,073,311
  12. Rupert Murdoch, 2,036,557
  13. Lying down game, 1,775,318
  14. Hope Solo, 1,609,985
  15. Copa América, 1,607,765
  16. Anders Behring Breivik, 1,495,194
  17. Mila Kunis, 1,449,436
  18. Captain America: The First Avenger, 1,387,705
  19. Alexander Calder, 1,366,677
  20. Saint Basil's Cathedral, 1,366,243
  21. The Dark Knight Rises, 1,350,115
  22. Selena Gomez, 1,324,483
  23. Emma Watson, 1,286,780
  24. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 1,285,784
  25. United States, 1,218,849

June 2011

In June 2011, the Wikipedia main page received 152.5 million page views. The "404 error" page received over 11 million views. The page for "wiki" received just under 3 million views. "Search" had 1.9 million views. The remaining top 25 intentional content pages were:

  1. Ryan Dunn, 5,902,497
  2. Facebook, 3,419,865
  3. Les Paul, 3,331,073
  4. List of HTTP status codes, 2,911,523
  5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon, 2,281,717
  6. Deaths in 2011, 2,263,009
  7. June 2011 lunar eclipse, 2,178,463
  8. X-Men: First Class, 2,170,446
  9. Google, 1,983,204
  10. Game of Thrones, 1,914,799
  11. Super 8 (film), 1,857,582
  12. Father's Day, 1,802,539
  13. Anthony Weiner, 1,432,787
  14. Lady Gaga, 1,411,758
  15. Green Lantern (film), 1,387,913
  16. United States, 1,365,290
  17. Selena Gomez, 1,332,302
  18. Justin Bieber, 1,239,623
  19. Eminem, 1,202,599
  20. X-Men (film series), 1,188,930
  21. Green Lantern, 1,183,596
  22. Lunar eclipse, 1,177,588
  23. A Game of Thrones, 1,161,390
  24. Dirk Nowitzki, 1,150,870
  25. Huma Abedin, 1,134,874