How Bristol City’s 18,129 crowd compared to Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Sheff Utd and others

Midweek fixtures in the Championship saw a hit in attendance figures from the past weekend.

Bristol City and Coventry City could not be separated as they played to a goalless draw at Ashton Gate.

The Robins ended their three game losing streak and recorded a clean sheet. It was their first time in 55 matches that they hadn’t scored a goal in a match.

The result saw City drop to 14th-place with Nigel Pearson’s men enduring a slight slump in form. To add to their woes, Kal Naismith was substituted in the first-half and Joe Williams was also yellow carded, thus he misses the weekend match against Birmingham City.

A crowd of 18,129 fans took in the goalless draw, which is the second lowest attendance of the campaign, though midweek crowds tend to be much lower, owing to those working in the day.

This was City’s third midweek home fixture and is in the middle when it comes to attendance figures. Against Huddersfield Town, 18,569 fans came through the turnstiles but against Luton Town, there was a crowd of 17,329 which is the lowest of the campaign.

Despite a lesser crowd than usual, owing to a midweek fixture, City were still able to boast one of the better crowds in the division, ranking fifth on the latest round of fixtures.

Sunderland, who welcomed over 40,000 fans on Saturday, had the best attendance for a second time as 35,900 came to watch a goalless draw with Blackpool.

Sheffield United for a second round in a row are second-placed to Sunderland, whilst Middlesbrough also have an attendance that closely matches the Blades.

At the other end of the league, Rotherham United only had 8,618 fans for their match against Millwall. Luton Town weren’t too far away either with a six-goal thriller only watched by 9,073 spectators.

Championship attendances (Tuesday, October 4 to Wednesday, October 5)

Sunderland v Blackpool - 35,900 (away: 400 est)

Sheffield United v QPR - 26,636 (away: 665)

Middlesbrough v Birmingham CIty - 22,374 (away: 600 est)

Burnley v Stoke - 18,131 (away: 1,100)

Bristol City v Coventry City - attendance: 18,129 (away: unknown)

Watford v Swansea - 17,231 (away: 800 est)

Cardiff v Blackburn Rovers - 16,150 (away:401)

Hull City v Wigan Athletic  14,669

Preston North End v West Brom - 13,924 (away: 718)

Reading v Norwich - 11,978 (away: 1,808)

Luton Town v Huddersfield Town - 9,073 (away: 308)

Rotherham United v Millwall - 8,618 (away: 278)