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Long live machine, the future supreme

This traffic report is adapted from the Top 25 Report, prepared with commentary by Igordebraga, TheJoebro64, Max BuddyRoo, and SSSB.

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think AI can solve them
Lord, heavens above
I'm only human after all...

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine (March 19 to 25)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 ChatGPT 1.774.068 Took long enough, but the chatbot that can't leave the news took first place in our list. Among the developments of last week were a bug that allowed some users to see the titles of other users' conversations and the unveiling of AIs from other companies like Google's Bard and Baidu's Ernie Bot.
2 Kitty O'Neil 1.651.543 Google homaged this deaf daredevil who worked as a stunt double and once rode a rocket car.
3 John Wick: Chapter 4 1.516.732 One of the few things deadlier than COVID-19 is John Wick, who is back to slaughter lots of people seeking revenge and redemption. Reviewers praised how Keanu Reeves' "Baba Yaga" delivers many impressive action sequences, even if the underlying plot is not something that justifies a runtime nearing 3 hours (with a post-credits scene, no less), and it already opened to over $100 million worldwide. The franchise even has a spin-off on the way, Ballerina with Ana de Armas.
4 Lance Reddick 1.355.687 The above is also one of the last appearances of Lance Reddick (the concierge of a hotel ran by a seemingly omnipresent assassin guild), who died the week before the film's release at the age of 60. Other posthumous roles for him are Zeus in Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Hellboy in a video game.
5 Nowruz 1.212.975 March 21 is in the Northern Hemisphere both the beginning of Spring and the Persian New Year.
6 Mario Molina 1.130.115 Molina was a Mexican chemist who helped discover the threat that CFCs posed to the ozone layer. He's on this list because he was honored with a Google Doodle on March 19, which would have been his 80th birthday.
7 Deaths in 2023 963.873 Calling all angels
I need you near to the ground
I miss you dearly
Can you hear me on your cloud?
8 Shazam! Fury of the Gods 801.068 The last movie of the DC Extended Universe before a continuity rehaul (the upcoming The Flash seems to be outright a Flashpoint adaptation to restart things) has the return of Zachary Levi as the character once known as Captain Marvel (the one who now takes the name even has a movie later this year) as he tries saving the world from the daughters of Atlas. Reception has been divisive given the movie is not as tightly-written and fun as its 2019 predecessor, the box office has been underwhelming, and now there's even some blame on Dwayne Johnson for trying to keep his Black Adam away from Shazam even if the characters are archenemies getting powers from the same power source in the comics.
9 World Baseball Classic 791.999 The premier baseball tournament between nations, as the Baseball World Cup ended in 2011 and the Olympic tournament only returns since 2008 in countries that care about this sport. The championship's fifth edition just ended, won by Japan.
10 The Last of Us (TV series) 745.202 The first season may have wrapped up on March 12, but people are still talking about the adaptation of Naughty Dog's 2013 video game. It's been renewed for a second season, set to begin filming later this year, which will presumably adapt the events of 2020's The Last of Us Part II.

We're functioning automatic, and we are dancing mechanic (March 26 to April 1)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 ChatGPT 2.102.375
"A.I....What's the A stand for?"
"...What's the I-"
"Ooohhhhhhhhh what was the A again?"
2 Indian Premier League 1.766.586 Technically this and #5 enter the >94% mobile views threshold for exclusion. But it's the newly started latest season of India's favorite sport, the traffic must be legit.
3 John Wick: Chapter 4 1.730.723 The Outline wrote in 2019: "Few will remember the majority of the doomed attempts to hack together cinematic franchises from whatever tired intellectual property was at hand. [But a] notable exception is the nascent John Wick universe, which is building a rich, intricate world from a simple but brilliant pitch: It's Keanu Reeves and he has both a gun and a knife."

In 2023, that statement remains truer than ever: while DC and Marvel's recent outings have received lukewarm reviews and lackluster box office returns, John Wick: Chapter 4 has become the highest-rated John Wick film on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic and has topped the box office for the second weekend in a row. And with both a spin-off film and prequel TV series in the works, John Wick appears to be here to stay.

4 Paul O'Grady 1.396.109 This British "national treasure" died this week, at the age 67. O'Grady first achieved notability as his drag persona: Lily Savage: Savage by name and savage by nature – becoming mainstream and starting to appear as the character in a variety of shows, before choosing to diversify with the character taking a backseat as he started to present several TV and radio shows in the years. O'Grady continued to present and perform until his death. And even after death, they continue to show repeats of his most famous performances.
5 2023 Indian Premier League 1.378.520 India started getting its cricket fix on Friday, and it'll will last until May. But we might not let this article back if it's mostly mobile views again.
6 2023 Covenant School shooting 1.201.214 Another American mass school shooting, this time in Nashville, Tennessee. Seven people died: the perpetrator (more on him later), three children (all aged nine), a teacher, a custodian and the school's head. The perpetrator has been identified as a Aiden Hale, a 28-year old suffering from an undisclosed, possibly relevant emotional disorder. As usual, this has restoked America's biggest division (or possibly second-biggest after abortion?) with thousands marching on the Tennessee state capitol, with some children holding signs saying "I'm nine". Tennessee lawmakers have reacted, but by allowing private schools to hire police to help prevent shootings – but recently this strategy didn't work at all: Robb Elementary School shooting.

Let's be realistic, nothing major will happen: American lawmakers have failed to act after the Virginia Tech shooting, and the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. So we will just have go get used to the list – List of school shootings in the United States (2000–present) – getting bigger and bigger as children get murdered in their classrooms.

7 WrestleMania 39 906.571 WWE's premier event always gets much attention, and this year was held at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
8 Deaths in 2023 903.176 We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settled around us...
9 Keanu Reeves 873.008 The star of #3. He kills so many people as John Wick, Neo, etc. that an antimicrobial was named after him.
10 Humza Yousaf 808.420 The new First Minister of Scotland (A bit like a Governor for our American readers). Yousaf has been a member of the Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2011, and served in the cabinet since 2018. Yousaf has big shoes to fill with his predecessor, Nicola Sturgeon, having held the role for nine years and becoming a household name in the process – even for those living in England.

Acting like a robot, its metal brain corrodes (April 2 to 8)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 WrestleMania 39 2.309.241 The premier WWE event always tops this report when it happens. This year it was held at SoFi Stadium, with 15 fights across two nights. It is also the last event before the company was acquired by Endeavor, uniting the staged wrestling and the real one of UFC under the same banner.
2 ChatGPT 1.957.207 Down from the top spot, the chatbot that warrants extensive discussions on artificial intelligence.
3 The Super Mario Bros. Movie 1.198.274 It's-a me, a-Mario! Letsa go!

In 1993, the Super Mario Bros movie was released, and it was terrible. (There's a subset of people who have somehow gaslit themselves into thinking it's good, which I will never understand.) Now, in 2023, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has been released, and while critical reviews have been mixed, audiences are eating it up. This second shot at a Super Mario adaptation—produced by Illumination (of Despicable Me fame) with direct involvement from Nintendo and led by a star-studded cast including Chris Pratt as Mario—had the biggest opening for an animated film ever, 1-Upping Frozen 2.

4 Kim Mulkey 1.149.615 March Madness came to a close, and the women's tournament got attention through the coach of the victorious LSU Tigers.
5 Deaths in 2023 914.314 It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep, there's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray...
6 John Wick: Chapter 4 781.261 The 4th John Wick movie came out, still with Keanu Reeves as the title character, receiving immensely positive reviews from critics.
7 Brooke Shields 619.430 Hulu released the two part documentary Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields, about this actress who became a sex symbol while still a teenager (the title is Pretty Baby after a movie where she played a 12-year-old prostitute), took a break to attend Princeton, and has been steadily working ever since.
8 Dan Hurley 614.143 And for more March Madness, the coach of the victorious UConn Huskies. The team included his son Andrew, and he also has a father and brother named Bob in the basketball business.
9 Good Friday 598.601 The holiday where the Messiah was tortured and executed, chronicled in horrifying detail in The Passion of the Christ.
10 Ryuichi Sakamoto 584.716 A Japanese musician who died at 71, leaving behind a career pioneering in electronic music and with many film forays (along with scores that included an Academy Award for The Last Emperor, he played an IJA captain who falls in love with David Bowie in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence).

There must be someone a robot, a Terminator? (April 9 to 15)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 ChatGPT 1.699.710
2 Jon Rahm 1.478.958 This Spanish golfer won the Masters Tournament and returned to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking.
3 The Super Mario Bros. Movie 1.273.498 Oh yeah, Mario time! Nintendo's mascot had a second chance in theaters 30 years after one disastrous live-action adaptation with a cartoon that's fun for both children and those whose fandom dates back to when games were in cartridges. Reviewers were not as enamoured given the movie's plot is as basic as most Super Mario games (maybe a sequel adapting one of the RPGs can improve on that? and let's just say I'd have liked the post-credits scene better if it was a character that wasn't shown in a previous scene!). But audiences love Mario and Luigi so much the movie made half a billion in just two weeks, already becoming the highest-grossing video game movie ever.
4 Beef (TV series) 1.118.414 In spite of the nice steak to the left, this Netflix show is named after a feud, namely of Steven Yeun and Ali Wong holding a nasty grudge on each other after almost having a car accident.
5 Deaths in 2023 960.953 I'm going down in a blaze of glory
Take me now but know the truth...
6 Millie Bobby Brown 735.737 The once and future Eleven announced her engagement to Jake Bongiovi. (son of the guy I just quoted above)
7 Boston Marathon bombing 694.427 April 15 marked 10 years since two brothers bombed the finish line of the Boston Marathon, citing a motive of revenge for American military action in Afghainstan and Iraq. Three people died and 281 injuried in the bombing. One brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, died on April 19, 2013, due to multiple injuries following a shoot-out with police. The second brother remains on death row.
8 Israel Adesanya 619.508 This Nigerian-New Zealand fighter held his middleweight championship belt after winning at UFC 287.
9 Succession (TV series) 616.572 This TV series is ending soon, with an episode of the final season coming out this week, to critical acclaim, as it temporarily became the top episode of all time on IMDB.
10 B. R. Ambedkar 596.930 India celebrated the architect of their constitution (who is dubbed The Greatest Indian when a certain someone is excluded) on his birth anniversary, unveiling a 175-ft statue in Hyderabad.

Most edited articles

Tornado outbreak of March 31 – April 1, 2023, #4 most edited article March 9 – April 9

For the March 9 – April 9 period, per this this database report.

Title Revisions Commentary
Deaths in 2023 1837 Everyone with a page that dies enters the list, hence the constant updates.
Municipal history of Quebec 1221 One user is painstakingly fine-tuning how the cities of the most French of the Canadian provinces came to be.
The Eras Tour 1141 Taylor Swift is back on the road (giving a chance to play live the three new albums she recorded during the pandemic), and her fans were up to describe the tour developments.
Tornado outbreak of March 31 – April 1, 2023 1059 134 tornadoes struck across two day in a area ranging from Arkansas to Delaware, causing millions in damages.
2023 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament 1049 The latest edition of March Madness, won by the University of Connecticut.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie 879 Nintendo's mascot hit theaters following the footsteps of his once rival Sonic the Hedgehog, with a cartoon fun for both children and those who met the plumber back when games were still on cartridges, and as a result already made hundreds of millions of dollars in a single weekend.
2023 Covenant School shooting 874 Yet another case of a disturbed person breaking armed into a school and killing children. Always sad to see those articles being created.
WrestleMania 39 797 WWE's biggest event.
Indictment of Donald Trump 794 The former president who was so nice he was impeached twice, has now been indicted for his involvement in paying hush money to Stormy Daniels, facing 34 felony charges of falsifying business records in the first degree, making him the first US President to be indicted, although this has been argued as the equivalent of getting Al Capone on taxes. Besides that, a trial is expected in December, with there being trouble and finding an unbiased jury, so we will have to wait for future updates. All of this makes the 2016 slogan "lock her up" all the more ironic.
2023 Indian Premier League 773 India loves cricket, and the national tournament just started.
World Baseball Classic 771 While the 2023 MLB season doesn't start baseball's best are playing in this tournament between nations – held in Tokyo, Taiwan, and two American cities – won by Japan.
2023 NCAA Division I women's basketball tournament 763 More March Madness. Caitlin Clark of Iowa was wrecking the box scores and setting up records, but in the final she was stopped by Angel Reese of LSU.
Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank 730 The bank that nearly half the Silicon Valley startups relied on collapsed on March 10, marking the second largest bank failure after Washington Mutual in 2008. Two other technology-related banks also failed during the week, albeit those had cryptocurrency rather than economic problems to blame.
2023 Miami Open – Men's singles 693 The second part of the "Sunshine Double" after the Indian Wells Masters in California, held at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium. The men's tournament was won by Daniil Medvedev, who lost the Indian Wells final, while the women's had Petra Kvitová preventing Elena Rybakina from winning both in a row.
2023 Miami Open – Women's singles 667
Tornadoes of 2023 652 The year is only 25% complete and has already been busy for storm watchers, and 80 of the 422 confirmed tornadoes in the United States in 2023 happened in March.
Legalism (Chinese philosophy) 631 One user is cleaning up this article on a Chinese philosophy school of thought.
Cyclone Freddy 618 Taking five weeks to dissipate, this is the longest-lasting tropical cyclone (a term that also applies to hurricanes, typhoons, etc.) on record, starting in Australia and travelling the whole Indian Ocean before making landfall and causing damage in Africa.
Tornado outbreak of March 24–27, 2023 588 31 tornadoes hit the Southeast United States.
List of stage names 583 One user is cleaning this rather large list.


  • These lists exclude 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 Top 25 Report talk page if you wish.