You could be looking at the active page (the http://stackoverflow.com/ home page), which shows all items that have recently been either added/edited/answered. This will show updates for old items as well as newly posted questions. On this page, a very popular question (ie, the 4K views) can sit next to a newly posted item.
If you are interested in seeing the view-count activity on new posts only, you can click on the 'Questions' tab (http://stackoverflow.com/questions) at the top of the page, and then on the 'newest' subtab. With this filter, you will see items in a submitted order (most recent on top).