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Celebs, controversies and a chatbot in the public eye: Plus mortalities, and movies about mermaids.
Traffic report

Celebs, controversies and a chatbot in the public eye

This traffic report is adapted from the Top 25 Report, prepared with commentary by Igordebraga, SSSB and Max BuddyRoo (May 14 to 20, 2023) and Igordebraga and a helpful IP (May 21 to 27, 2023).

Chatting with a persistent chatbot (May 14 to 20, 2023)

Some renewal, specially in the movies and sports areas, but just about everything from last week remains, including that persistent chatbot back to the top.

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 ChatGPT 1,575,194 The AI chatbot is gearing up to be the most viewed article of 2023, but if there's anything 2022 taught us, it could always be far worse. In terms of updates, Google showcased a feature where, using ChatGPT, could automatically generate responses to emails, which honestly sounds incredibly dystopian.
2 Fast X 1,568,016 Another movie part of the Fast & Furious franchise, as if we didn't have enough of those. Part 10 (!) was criticized for its poor writing, and a sequel is already in development. It's made $400 million already, making it the sixth highest grossing film in 2023.
3 The Kerala Story 1,142,471 The controversial movie is still in the top 3, with it leading to protests and bans in India. It has received universally negative reviews from critics, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke favorably of it.
4 Eurovision Song Contest 2023 1,033,744 With Eurovision, held in Liverpool and won by Sweden, finishing in the early hours of the 14th Wikipedia time, searches and Wikipedia views relating to the winner would have taken place this week.
5 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 973,028 Netflix's newest show Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (a fictional take on this royal romance) continues to perform well, if Wikipedia views are anything to go by.
6 George III 936,407
7 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 932,504 The fight of Marvel's cosmic team of a-holes against the High Evolutionary has had a warm reception, with box office income nearing $700 million worldwide. Next for the MCU is Secret Invasion on Disney+ in June, and in theaters there's The Marvels in November.
8 Deaths in 2023 928,656 Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.
9 Anna Nicole Smith 915,581 Netflix released Anna Nicole Smith: You Don't Know Me, a documentary on a sex symbol whose life was full of trials and tribulations: in the 90s, Vickie Lynn Smith changed her name to pose for Playboy, where she was Playmate of the Year, and as she turned into a model started a never-ending string of controversies by marrying an octogenarian billionaire, who died one year later and led Smith to a court battle trying to get some of his money; in the 2000s, she starred in a reality show showcasing how she was outrageous, saw her teenage son die of an overdose, had a daughter that turned out not to be from her husband, and ultimately died in 2007 of an overdose of prescription drugs.
10 2023 Turkish presidential election 893,867 It's the Turkish presidential election, with the two candidates being the conservative Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, going for a 3rd term, which may violate the constitution, and the social democrat Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu.

The best (May 21 to 27, 2023)

Artists dying brought the most attention in a week full of entertainment like sports, movies, TV shows and wrestling.

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 Tina Turner 6,432,226 The "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" died after years of illnesses, leading to a surge of tributes from musicians, film and television figures, and several US Presidents. Much has been said about her in the wake of her passing, but one thing's for sure: she was indeed, simply the best.
2 Ray Stevenson 1,568,016 Coming in second place to the late Queen of Rock 'n' Roll is another celebrity death. This Northern Irish actor had numerous film and television roles throughout his career.
3 ChatGPT 1,506,373 After one more of several weeks of being the most viewed article on this report, the passing of the above two celebrities led to this chatbot being kicked off the top spot.
4 Ike Turner 1,384,053 The late ex-husband of #1, whom he worked with in the 1960s and 1970s as the leader of Ike & Tina Turner, and also inflicted a lot of domestic abuse off stage (as told in her 1986 autobiography I, Tina and the 1993 film adaptation What's Love Got to Do with It).
5 Fast X 1,323,311 The tenth movie in this series about cars, unbelievable stunts and family, which is also the first part of the overall franchise conclusion (the filmmakers are certainly needing to finish things, given these movies have anywhere from Japan, Russia and Brazil to space and Antarctica!). Reviewers were unimpressed, while audiences have already brought its world box office to half a billion dollars.
6 Deaths in 2023 1,005,541 From #1's foray into acting:
You can't stop the pain of your children crying out in your head
They always said that the living would envy the dead
7 The Little Mermaid (2023 film) 967,345 Disney again decided to earn some cash remaking their beloved cartoons in live action, this time the 1989 fairy tale adaptation that started the Disney Renaissance, with Halle Bailey as Ariel (who thankfully is still a redhead). Like most of those remakes, The Little Mermaid delivers most of what audiences liked in the original but padding it to two hours with things that mostly don't improve the story and only serve to remind how tight and well-paced those animated features were. Hence reviews were average, but box office prospects are still big, probably on par with the Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast remakes.
8 Night of Champions (2023) 793,475 The tenth edition of this WWE event, which is also the ninth time wrestling held an event in Saudi Arabia. The two people in its poster, Bianca Belair (pictured) and Roman Reigns, both lost their matches, costing the first the Raw Women's Championship, and the latter a shot at the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
9 Josh Freese 717,947 A drummer who played with just about everyone, such a testament of skill that he will fill the enormous gap left by Taylor Hawkins' death in the Foo Fighters.
10 Nikola Jokić 697,020 After already being chosen twice as the NBA Most Valuable Player, this Serbian carried the oft-unlucky Denver Nuggets to the Finals by sweeping the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. Jokić will even arrive in the final with extra rest over his Eastern opponents, as the Miami Heat couldn't sweep the Boston Celtics, who managed to bring the series to the seventh game.


  • 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.