Bristol City suffered a 2-1 defeat to Millwall in the Championship on Saturday in a crowd of just over 19,000 at Ashton Gate.
The Robins haven’t been given many home matches that kick off at the traditional kick-off time of 15.00 GMT, and this was just the third occasion this season. Their only other matches at the same time in the West Country have been against Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers, which were also defeats. Matches against Luton Town, Huddersfield Town, Coventry City and Millwall have been played in midweek, whilst the game against Cardiff City was rearranged for television coverage.
Sunderland has been by far the most highest attended match of the season with 24,543 fans witnessing a 3-2 win for the Black Cats in early August. The match against Queens Park Rangers had a crowd of 21,665 which is the second highest match of the season, beating Cardiff by 16 more fans.
As for the match against Millwall which saw just under 1,200 fans make their way from South East London, there were 1,755 fans more than those who attended Wednesday’s match with Preston. The Lions hadn’t won an away match all season but were rewarded for their patience with a 2-1 win.
As for the rest of the Championship, Sunderland continue to enjoy life in the second tier and boast the best attendances by far with 37,060 watching their win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday. Promotion chasing Sheffield United are their second best bet but they had 8602 fans fewer at Bramall Lane, in what was a six-goal thriller with eight-man Blackpool.
At the opposite end of the table, the Yorkshire Derby between Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town, had a crowd of 11,006 which was the second lowest. The Terriers brought 2,225 fans to the New York Stadium meaning less than 9,000 home fans attended the match. Luton Town had the smallest attendance with 10,001 fans attending their match against Queens Park Rangers but their official capacity is 10,073 which means their stadium was mainly full.
Championship home attendances (Saturday, October 15 to Sunday, October 16)
Sunderland v Wigan Athletic - 37,060 (away: 1,300 est)
Sheffield United v Blackpool - 28,458 (away: 1,466)
Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers - 24,213 (away: 900 est)
Cardiff City v Coventry City - 19,861 (away: 1,859)
Watford v Norwich City - 19,400 (away: 1,996)
Bristol City v Millwall - 19,122 (away: 1,189)
Burnley v Swansea City - 18,728 (away: 600 est)
Preston North End v Stoke City - 17,498 (away: 3,235)
Hull City v Birmingham City - 16,587 (away: 1,307)
Reading v West Bromwich Albion - 14,235 (away: 1,718)
Rotherham United v Huddersfield Town - 11,006 (away: 2,225)
Luton Town v Queens Park Rangers - 10,011 (away: 1,038)