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Entertainment Wikipedia's top articles show people are binging on information while watching TV

03:51  06 january  2018
03:51  06 january  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

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In the age of binge- watching television series, we ' re also devouring information about our favourite shows and their characters, according to Wikipedia .

Binge- watching , also called binge-viewing or marathon-viewing, is the practice of watching television for a long time span, usually a single television show . In a survey conducted by Netflix in February 2014

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are one of the most searched for in Wikipedia.© Getty Images Prince Harry & Meghan Markle are one of the most searched for in Wikipedia. It seems many cannot get enough of the British royals. But it is not just Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement that has people looking up the family.

Wikipedia has compiled a list of the top articles visited in 2017.

Over 200 million people hit up the English Wikipedia to learn about the woman who inspired the Netflix drama The Crown, Queen Elizabeth II, the site said.

Wikipedia said the site has become a "second-screen experience" for TV viewers with its most frequented pages relating to movies and TV shows in 2017.

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This isn’t to suggest, of course, that people haven’t been bingeing television for decades. As long as there have been nerds and a means of recording, people have been mass consuming their favorite TV shows , whether on DVD or self-recorded VHS. But more recently, binge- watching has become not

Television consumption. From Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. ^ "Average American watches 5 hours of TV per day, report shows ". NY Times. 5 March 2014. Namespaces. Article . Page information . Wikidata item.

In the age of binge-watching television series, we're also devouring information about our favourite shows and their characters — particularly with biopics.

Searches relating to members of the royal family have increased since the release of The Crown.© Provided by ABC News Searches relating to members of the royal family have increased since the release of The Crown. Queen Elizabeth's entry was the third most viewed on the free encyclopedia while her husband, Prince Philip, came in at 44th.

"Queen Elizabeth's sister Margaret clocked in as our 37th most popular article," Wikipedia said.

It is not the first time the Queen Elizabeth has made the list.

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She was among Donald Trump and Prince as one of the most popular figures to be searched in 2016, Wikipedia said.

Perhaps, unsurprisingly, searches for Meghan Markle came in at number five with almost 17 million views.

Princess Margaret was among the royals researched in 2017.© AP Photo Princess Margaret was among the royals researched in 2017. Ms Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement in November.

It was a similar story after the release of the Victoria series, which sparked an interest in the life of Queen Victoria and racked up about 14 million views of the article.

What was the most searched article on Wikipedia?

The entry on deaths in 2017 was the most popular of the year, with 37 million people going to the article.

Celebrities such as Tom Petty, Malcolm Young, Sir Roger Moore and Mary Tyler Moore were among those who died in 2017 and drove traffic to that particular page.

Almost 30 million people went to the article about Donald Trump.© AP Photo/ Carolyn Kaster Almost 30 million people went to the article about Donald Trump. Donald Trump came in second, with almost 30 million people visiting his Wikipedia entry.

Beyond that, more than half of the top articles related to film or TV.

More people were interested in actress Gal Gadot (15th) than Wonder Woman (21st), the film she starred in.

More than 200 million people visited Wikipedia to read up on Queen Elizabeth II.© AP Photo/ Alastair Grant More than 200 million people visited Wikipedia to read up on Queen Elizabeth II. Shows like Game of Thrones, Riverdale and Stanger Things also made the list.

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