In Wikidata there are currently over 6 million labels in the English language. It is a number that is growing quite rapidly.
Obviously most of the items that have a label but no article in the English Wikipedia are part of the "long tail" of what people are interested in. As Wikidata grows the relations between all its items improve, these items become more accessible. As it becomes easier to discover them, they may gain more page views as well.
I wonder if there are tools in place to monitor such relations.