Viewer counts are important to me primarily as a validation that the show is on the right track. At the same time, it reminds me that I need to put out a quality cast every week to justify the viewers' time investment. On the other hand, the scroll bar ranking isn't especially important. It's mostly a matter of curiosity and amusement if OtC is #1, #2, #10 or whatever. I admit I was having a little fun imagining the reaction of some of the other channels: "Where did THIS channel come from that's sitting in the pole position? Let's see what's going on there. Wait, what??? It's some fat old dude playing big band and doo-wop? WTF?!!!"
I expect things will settle down somewhat as I move into the usual Monday night time slot.