First off, thanks for the great assortment of plugins not just this one that you've contributed to the WordPress community, I use a number of them and they work like a charm.
I have one question sort of extending off the OP, which I think would be a solution for him/her as well... Would it be doable to include this within a WP_Query instance and have it pull the post view count this way?
My goal here is I've created a 'popularity by view count' topics section at the top of my index page. I have this running through a WP_Query loop to pull 3 posts max and the other arguments are defaulted. So essentially, it's pulling the latest posts updated and displaying them as of right now.
Would I be able to include the view count logic within this to show the view count and prioritize posts here BASED on that count.
Highest View Count Post - Second Highest View Count Post - Third Highest View Count Post
That way it's showing posts based on popularity of view count instead of comment count.