Poor example as you've been so sh*t in the last 10 years that what you say doesn't prove a thing.No, you completely missed the point. It's not just about having Friday night games, it's about how the AFL fixes the matches so the same clubs get the most benefit out of the fixture.
For example, over the last ten years Melbourne has only had about 1 home game against Essendon. Or how clubs like North or the saints always play home games against the poorer crowd drawing non-Vic clubs whereas clubs like Richmond don't.
The 'become successful and you will get a better fixture' statement has been proven to be wrong so many times in the past