Ladder started with 63171 hits into the week according the most popular, ... in case you're interested.
but don't look up a thousand times yourself :D (@arno is there any statistics available for similar pages which are not top100 already?)
Yeah, that would be useful. I'd like to know how Komi did last week :-)
You can get the hit count for every page in its info&history page. SL currently only keeps a summary of all hits, not counts by day/week/month. That is why MostPopular has the statistics it has. Maybe adding a real count for day/week/months would be interesting and should not be too much work either.
I had a look in the server logs: while Komi gets on average around 100 hits/week it got 240 hits last week.
From 100 to 240 is a good start, even discounting the extra visits made by us to improve the article :-)
Ladder did better afaik. What happened to the other ideas regarding the front page?
Personally, having taken responsibility for the weekly feature, I do not have the time to pursue the other ideas, and don't want to overload myself. I do think they are good ideas, and should be considered, but they need someone (or multiple people) to carry them.
I haven't been paying attention, but for me article of the week on the front page isn't there. Is this intentional, or just a forgotten edit of some kind? (Or perhaps its just a misunderstanding on my part.)