The channel was No. 1 in Kansas City on 13 of the 15 nights the Royals played in June, and the numbers kept climbing as the month went on. The nine games against the Mariners, Dodgers and Angels averaged a 7.6 household rating, with the June 22 game against Seattle earning a season-high 9.2.
This season, Royals broadcasts average 5.8, just 1 percent behind 2013's record-setting pace.
Alex Smith is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.