Sunday's Royals game shatters FSKC ratings record

The Royals are winning on the field and on TV.

Sunday's win over the New York Mets, the Royals' 11th victory in 12 games, ranks as the highest-rated Royals telecast ever on FOX Sports Kansas City. It averaged a 9.7 household rating in the Kansas City market, according to The Nielsen Co.

Sunday's game peaked at a 12.2 rating (114,000 households) and 24 share. It was the most-watched TV program of the weekend in Kansas City.

The Boulevard Royals Live postgame show also set a new all-time mark Sunday, earning a 6.3 rating.

Sunday's game soared past Friday's extra-inning loss, which averaged a 9.1, as the highest-rated game on FOX Sports Kansas City. Friday's game was the most-watched program of the day and FOX Sports Kansas City's prime time average (9.7) was No. 1 in Kansas City, more than doubling closest competitor KCTV-CBS (4.5).

Royals telecasts on FOX Sports Kansas City are averaging a 6.1 in 2013, up 54 percent over last season.

Highest-rated Royals games all time on FOX Sports Kansas City:

Rank

Rating  

Date  

Game

1.

9.7

8/4/13

at New York Mets

2.

9.1

8/2/13

at New York Mets

3.

8.8

6/11/13

vs. Detroit

4.

8.7

7/30/13

at Minnesota

5.

8.6

6/17/13

at Cleveland