Top six – how Nottingham Forest are competing with Premier League clubs once again

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Nottingham Forest remain one of the biggest television attractions in the country, despite their continued absence from the Premier League. 

The Reds, who are second in the Championship after 11 games of the season and hoping to end that two-decade wait for promotion, will have been broadcast seven times by the time Christmas comes along – more than seven top flight clubs.  

Only West Brom have been scheduled to be on the box more than Forest (nine) – with one of those games coming on the opening night of the season when they came from behind to win 2-1 at the City Ground – Forest’s only league defeat thus far.

 

Already this term, Forest have seen games against Albion, Leeds United, Charlton and Stoke trelevised live on Sky Sports, and before the big day in December, Sabri Lamouchi’s men will also have faced Wigan, Derby and QPR in front of the cameras.  That puts them in the top six for TV coverage so far this season across the Championship and the Premier League.

Such is the renewed optimism at the City Ground, fans have already snapped up the initial 2,000 allocation for next Sunday’s televised trip to the DW Stadium, with 1,000 more now being made available.



Matty Cash, Sammy Ameobi, Ben Watson and Joe Lolley celebrate as Nottingham Forest beat Stoke City

Manchester City and Manchester United will have been on TV 12 times apiece come Christmas, followed by Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle (11), while Liverpool and Tottenham will have racked up 10 appearances. 

Everton, Leicester and West Brom are on nine, with West Ham and Premier League newboys Aston Villa and Norwich above Forest with eight.

 

Leeds and Cardiff will also have been shown seven times, along with Premier League duo Southampton and Crystal Palace. 

Forest’s arch-rivals Derby County have clocked up five showings, which is level with Sean Dyche’s Burnley in the top-fight.



Cameras at the City Ground

 

Club // Televised matches 

Manchester City // 12 
Manchester United // 12 
Arsenal // 11 
Chelsea // 11 
Newcastle United // 11 
Liverpool // 10 
Tottenham Hotspur // 10 
Everton // 9 
Leicester City // 9 
West Bromwich Albion // 9 
Aston Villa // 8 
Norwich City // 8 
West Ham United // 8 
Cardiff City // 7 
Crystal Palace // 7 
Leeds United // 7 
Nottingham Forest // 7 
Southampton // 7 
Bournemouth // 6 
Fulham // 6 
Huddersfield Town // 6 
Sheffield United // 6 
Watford // 6 
Wolverhampton Wanderers // 6 
Bristol City // 5 
Burnley // 5 
Charlton Athletic // 5 
Derby County // 5 
Middlesbrough // 5 
Queens Park Rangers // 5 
Sheffield Wednesday // 5 
Birmingham City // 4 
Brighton and Hove Albion // 4 
Stoke City // 4 
Swansea City // 4 
Preston North End // 3 
Reading // 3 
Wigan Athletic // 3 
Barnsley // 2 
Blackburn Rovers // 2 
Brentford // 2 
Hull City // 2 
Luton Town // 2 
Portsmouth // 2 
Salford City // 2 
Tranmere Rovers // 2 
AFC Wimbledon // 1 
Accrington Stanley // 1 
Blackpool // 1 
Bolton Wanderers // 1 
Coventry City // 1 
Ipswich Town // 1 
Millwall // 1 
Milton Keynes Dons // 1 
Stevenage // 1 
Sunderland // 1 
Wycombe Wanderers // 1 

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