Wikipedia:DYKSTATS keeps track of the DYK hooks that have been clicked the most times while they were on the main page; any DYK article that was clicked over 5,000 times while on the main page is eligible to be listed in the table for the current month, and an article that was clicked over 20,000 times is eligible to be listed in the all-time leaders. (For further details on the DYKSTATS rules, see WP:DYKSTATS#Rules.)
Here is how to check how many times your hook was clicked:
- Wait at least 24 hours. Pageview stats are not collected on the server until the day after the article was featured.
- Go to your article and open the "history" tab.
- From the history tab, click "Page view statistics" (on the right, below the search bars).
- A chart will appear, by default showing the last 20 days of data. If there was a large spike in views, the tool will automatically show the data using a logarithmic scale, so that smaller fluctuations in the data can be made visible. You can toggle the log scale by clicking the "Logarithmic scale" checkbox on the top-right. With it turned off, you will usually see a visible spike for the day on which your article was on the main page.
- The views are counted and summed for all articles which were bolded (not merely linked) in the hook. If one or more bolded articles were moved while on the main page, add views for the main article(s) and the redirect page(s).
- Some articles draw additional views unrelated to DYK. Those views are removed by subtracting a half sum on the days before and after, that is VX − (VX−1 + VX+1) / 2. Example  VX=18,400; VX−1=4,400; VX+1=2,000; total=18,400−(4,400+2,000)/2=15,200.
- If after subtracting background views you're over 5,000, you can go to WP:DYKSTATS and add your article to the table in the appropriate month's section!