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Sunday's Royals game shatters FSKC ratings record

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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

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