Unable to retrieve contributor statistics for a brand new repo

This used to work, but over the past few months my UT has increased in required time until now it just times out.

Step 1: Create a brand new repo with a single auto commit:

POST https://api.github.com/user/repos

with the following body: { "auto_init": true, "name": "test" }

Step 2: Try to get contributor statistics on it:

GET https://api.github.com/repos/<username>/test/stats/contributors?

This returns back a 202. I then wait 30 seconds and try the exact same request again. If I do that 145 times more, it still returns back a 202. So, over more than 72 minutes, the API is unable to return back the contributor statistics for a newly created repo that has a single commit. It seems like there’s something wrong going on on the backend, especially given that this test used to work.