WordPress has got a new feature Feed Stats. With it, you can now monitor your feed statistics within WordPress. To do this, go to the Dashboard > Feed Stats tab and there they are.
Lorelle has written an article, points this feature with usage statistics and charts.
What it does or why is this required?
The blog statistics tell you how many people are actually visiting one or more pages on your blog. It also tells you which posts are the most popular and where the people are coming from. There is also information on which search terms get people to your website. All helpful information used to keep you informed and guide you, if you care, in what topics people are mostly interested in, and what you should be blogging about.