Comparison of attendance at games based on the number of days since the last home game

One of the events that could effect attendance at game is the time since time between games. This web page (based on this Excel workbook) examines this.

I got data from a CHL schedule from Marc Foster here. I organized the home games by how many days off between games (0 days off means back to back home games) and then averaged the attendance for that team for the days off. A table of these team averages (and a league average) is below. I then graphed these averages for all teams producing the chart below. The heavy blue line is the league average.

From looking at each team, it is clear that 0 days off is better than 1 day off (except Columbus, Tulsa and Topeka). It also appears that 1 day off is better than 2 days off for about half of the teams. Though the rest of the data seems to be fairly random across all teams, 6 days off appears to be the best time between games. Six days off is essentially 1 week between games. So if games are on a "regular" night they appear to have the best attendance of all.

The number of games per group is as follows:

DaysOff 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Average
Count 96 53 43 22 34 51 33 17 3 9 3 6 9 6 1 0 3 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3.9

It should be noted that after 6 days off, the graph can be considered unreliables as usually only 1 team had games with that number of days off and usually only 1 game.

DaysOff BC Col Fay Hvl Ind Mac Mem OKC SA Top Tul Wic AVG
0 3760 3311 3776 2150 5820 3817 4011 9134 5661 4000 4481 5260 4598
1 1777 3426 2786 1519 3058 3026 3525 7239 3412 4118 5112 4674 3639
2 3087 3306 1527 1851 2824 2729 8944 4016 2852 4221 4180 3594
3 2334 2432 2821 1082 2513 4484 3453 2017 3589 4157 3955 2985
4 2543 2653 3158 2082 4401 2321 2752 8583 2696 3579 4502 3570
5 2929 3290 2631 1774 6273 2922 2982 9430 3957 3269 4495 4173 4010
6 4691 4110 3864 2099 3590 2587 4232 12083 5080 3939 4627
7 3211 2898 2208 3897 3702 3183 4444 3768 3925 3471
8 2633 2507 6129 3756
9 2750 3012 2648 3619 3272 4540 4180 3432
10 2811 4447 4175 5700 4283
11 3987 2288 4309 2911 3374
12 2852 2044 5487 3578 9171 4626
13 4937 1821 7007 5470 4850 4817
14 7111 7111
15
16 2327 2345 2336
17 1816 3553 2685
18 9308 4095 6702
19 3599 4503 5379 4494
20
21
22 2882 2882
23
24
25
26
27 6017 3963 4990