If you're still not seeing what look like accurate and current counts on Analytics, be sure to try Insight as well. source Analytics views data is updated once a day, which means that the numbers displayed in these reports may differ from the public values displayed on the video page, channel page, Video Manager, or other sources.
“It is now one of the idiosyncrasies of You Tube.” Since the view locking is an automated computer processes, You Tube has to use some heuristics to decide whether lock, and they very likely compare the popularity of your account with the slope of the number of views for the video, amongst other things. I'd be curious to know what You Tube engineers do when detecting suspicious patterns in the data that cannot be automated.
You might want to give a try to the frozen view count Google help page.
Unfortunately, a few people still try to artificially manipulate their video's view counts. The inflated view count number on these videos will be frozen until actual views catch up to the published, artificial, view count.
Also, a few people have commented that their view counts are updating more slowly.
The code tells the database to keep counting views up to and including the time when the count is equal to 300, allowing one final view to get counted before it freezes.
“Whoever wrote this code probably did not realize the magnitude of what they were doing,” said Hamilton. As far as I know the best you can do is to try the frozen view count Google help page.
View count information for your video in the trailer location may be different than what you see on the watch page or in You Tube Analytics due to differences in timing of data updates in each location.
source We want to make sure that all views are validated so during this process the views update less frequently and might occasionally freeze above 300 views to assure quality view count. source We've noticed a lot of you reporting issues with your view counts not updating correctly over the past couple days.
There are hundreds of thousands of videos with less than ten views, uploaded for a variety of reasons.