Royals ratings on FSKC reach all-time high, rank No. 1 in MLB

The Royals' trek to the 2015 AL Central title was watched by record numbers of fans.

 

Kansas City Royals telecasts on FOX Sports Kansas City averaged an all-time high 12.3 household rating in 2015, the best for any MLB team on a regional sports network since 2002.

KANSAS CITY PRIME-TIME RATINGS DURING BASEBALL SEASON*

Channel Rating
Royals in prime time on FSKC 13.0
5 KCTV CBS 5.5
9 KMBC ABC 5.5
4 WDAF FOX 4.0
41 KSHB NBC 3.7
FOX News 1.5
ESPN 1.4
HGTV 1.2
Disney 1.1
29 KCWE CW 1.1
* April 5-Oct. 4, 2015, 7-11 p.m.  

Royals local market ratings ranked No. 1 in MLB for the first time. Viewership rose 84 percent over last season, with similar increases for the Hy-Vee Royals Live pregame (+105 percent) and Boulevard Royals Live postgame shows (+89 percent).

Royals telecasts on FOX Sports Kansas City were the highest-rated, most-watched programming in Kansas City during baseball season. Prime-time games averaged a 13.0, 136 percent higher than the closest competitors.

FOX Sports Kansas City continues its coverage into the postseason with postgame shows after all playoff games.

FACTS AND FIGURES

• Royals games on FOX Sports Kansas City averaged an all-time best 12.3 rating/114,000 households in 2015.

• Highest local TV rating for an MLB team on a regional sports network since the 2002 Mariners (13.2).

• No. 1 in MLB.

• Up 84 percent from a 6.7 in 2014.

• Highest-rated game on FSKC: April 26 at White Sox (17.3).

• Most-watched moment: Sept. 24 when the Royals clinched the AL Central (23.1 rating/42 share/213,000 households).

• Highest-rated, most-watched programming in prime time in Kansas City during baseball season. Royals prime-time games on FSKC averaged a 13.0, outdistancing second-place KMBC-ABC and KCTV-CBS by 136 percent.

Data courtesy of Nielsen Media Research, through Sunday, Oct. 5; household ratings for the Kansas City DMA.