The number of Bristol City games shown on Sky Sports compared to Cardiff City, Swansea City, Plymouth Argyle and rivals

A look at the number of games Bristol City have had broadcast on television this season and how that figure compares to those of their rivals.

Bristol City last week were included in Sky Sports' latest picks for their live coverage of the Championship.

The Robins' midweek match against Southampton on Tuesday, February 13, will remain at an 8.00 pm kick-off and will be broadcast on one of their channels alongside Swansea City v Leeds United. It's the second game that month that has been chosen after City's match with Leeds was moved to Friday, February 2.

Elsewhere in the FA Cup, It's not yet been confirmed, but you would imagine that Bristol City versus West Ham is one of the replays that will be shown either by BBC or ITV. Jarrod Bowen opened the scoring for the Hammers and then Tommy Conway equalised to send 9,000 away fans into delirium.

Robins fans have earned praise on social media for their 'scenes' or 'limbs' in the away end, and it's one tie where an upset is possible. Should City's third round replay against West Ham be chosen then they'd pocket £50,000 according to talkSPORT.

Having your game chosen for television is a double-edged sword. In most cases, the day of the game or at least the kick-off time is changed, and even though more has been done to try and give as much notice prior to the original date of the game, there are some people who are still affected by it.

Nevertheless, appearing on television allows exiles fans based elsewhere in the United Kingdom to watch their team when they otherwise might not have been able to. Midweek games are available on iFollow or in City's case their own platform Robins TV. Sky Sports however does still own the rights for the league, and they have games on Friday night's, the lunch-time kick-off on a Saturday, an early Sunday noon kick-off as well as a Monday night.

Despite there being an obvious entertainment factor down at Ashton Gate, they don't rank highly when it comes to appearing on TV. Thanks to the Lancashire Evening Post, here we take a look at the games chosen for television, and how the Robins compare to the likes of Cardiff City, Swansea City, Plymouth Argyle and others.

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