Royals' success has fans tuning in on television

Royals' success has fans tuning in on television

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals are red-hot, and fans are responding with record television ratings.

Thursday night's 5-1 win vs. the Red Sox averaged an 11.4 household rating in the Kansas City market according to Nielsen and topped the previous high, which was 10.2 on Monday against Minnesota. Thursday's broadcast peaked at a 13.8 rating (128,000 households).

Royals telecasts on Fox Sports Kansas City are averaging a 6.2 rating in 2013, which is a 60 percent improvement since last season.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. Kathleen Gier is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.