XF 2.2 Finding number of views for an article forum


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We have our first article forum running, a kind of "feature blog" where a member (who also happens to my co-admin and co-founder of the board) is posting material she originally put out on social media. She would like to know how many views the threads are getting but we are running it with the Preview layout which does not show views. I did some searching and found (and voted up) the suggestion below, but does anyone know a way to do this now short of switching the article forum to the default forum list layout? I am even game to use SQL if needed but I am not sure what tables to use just looking at the database (is the schema published anywhere??).