Hmm, it's hard to say. I'll use some of my stats to illustrate.
My main project is a webserial that is a VR gaming story that perfectly matches the reader base. In addition, I've been posting on RRL since the very beginning (my fiction number is #98 and the latest fictions are in the 6000s) and I've been on the Most Popular list since 2013. The average number of views I have per chapter is around 15,000.
This kind of success, for me, is really only possible because I'm on the Best Rated list. According to the poll I set up, 65% of my readers found my fiction through the Best Rated list, while 22% found it through Latest Updates. As you can see, the best way to get on the Best Rated list is to already be on it. In terms of becoming popular without being grandfathered in, your main viable option is really frequent updates. Many of the more recently popular stories update daily compared to my monthly, irregular updates. You may even want to consider breaking up your chapters into smaller chunks in order to update more frequently.
I also have two other fictions posted on RRL:
One is a 6-chapter short story that is a soppy fantasy romance. I posted one chapter a day over 6 days when I had already written the whole thing in order to maximize exposure on the Latest Updates list. It has also gained some extra exposure due to being on the Completed Fictions list.
This fiction only has 1200 views per chapter, but I have 18 5-star ratings, some very nice reviews, and a lot of nice comments. Considering its short length, atypical genre for RRL, and my lack of aggressive promotion, I'd call it a resounding success.
My other fiction is a side project that is fantasy adventure, with a strong dose of fluffy romance. I update it even less regularly than my main project, and it is currently 8 chapters. It currently has 1500 views per chapter and 22 ratings, 21 of which are 5-star. Based on the positive comments, I'd also call it a great success.
So yeah... 45 views doesn't seem like a lot. However, I don't know the particulars of your fiction genre, how many chapters you've posted, how active you are in the RRL forums, or any other factors that could be affecting the kind of exposure you're getting. If you'd like to post a link to your RRL listing and let me know some of the other factors, I'd be glad to help anyone optimize their RRL listings.