Royals announce 2014 TV schedule

02/27/2014 4:32 PM

02/27/2014 4:44 PM

One of Kansas City sports ratings’ hits of 2013 is back for an expanded version this season.

The Royals and Fox Sports Kansas City announced Thursday that 156 of the team’s 162 regular-season games are scheduled to be televised, the most in club history.

Fox Sports Kansas City will air 150 games, and six others are scheduled to air on Fox and Fox Sports 1 as part of the network’s national television package.

Last year, the Royals set a team ratings record, as games on FSKC finished with an average rating of 6.4. The Aug. 13 telecast of a home game against the Marlins produced a 12.3 rating, a FSKC high for a Royals game.

The season average represented a 70 percent increase from the 3.8 average rating in 2012, and the year-to-year increase was the largest in baseball.

Royals’ TV ratings averaged sixth overall among the 30 clubs last year, up from 15th in 2012.

The Royals’ 86 victories were their most in a season since 1989, and fans couldn’t get enough. In the Kansas City market, Royals games finished first in prime time on 45 nights from June through September.

Ryan Lefebvre is scheduled to call 95 regular-season games and one exhibition, and Steve Physioc will provide the play-by-play for 55 games and one exhibition.

Rex Hudler returns for his third season as the analyst, and Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Jeff Montgomery will provide analysis on Royals Live, the pre- and post-game shows, along with host Joel Goldberg.

The televised exhibition games are March 17 against Texas at 8:05 p.m. Central and March 25 against Seattle at 8:05 p.m. Two more spring games will air on MLB Network: March 20 against the LA Angels at 3:05 p.m. and March 22 against Texas, also at 3:05 p.m.

2014 Royals regular-season TV schedule
March Opponent Time Network
31 at Detroit 12:08 FSKC
April Opponent Time Network
2 at Detroit 12:08 FSKC
3 at Detroit 12:08 FSKC
4 Chicago 3:10 FSKC
5 Chicago 1:10 FSKC
6 Chicago 1:10 FSKC
7 Tampa Bay 7:10 FSKC
8 Tampa Bay 7:10 FSKC
9 Tampa Bay 1:10 FSKC
11 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
12 at Minnesota 1:10 FSKC
13 at Minnesota 1:10 FSKC
15 at Houston 7:10 FSKC
16 at Houston 7:10 FSKC
17 at Houston 7:10 FSKC
18 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
19 Minnesota 1:10 FSKC
20 Minnesota 1:10 FSKC
21 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
22 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
23 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
24 at Cleveland 11:05 a.m. No TV
25 at Baltimore 6:05 FSKC
26 at Baltimore 6:05 FSKC
27 at Baltimore 12:35 FSKC
29 Toronto 7:10 FSKC
30 Toronto 7:10 FSKC
May Opponent Time Network
1 Toronto 7:10 FSKC
2 Detroit 7:10 FSKC
3 Detroit 6:10 FS1
4 Detroit 1:10 FSKC
5 at San Diego 9:10 FSKC
6 at San Diego 9:10 FSKC
7 at San Diego 2:40 FSKC
8 at Seattle 9:10 FSKC
9 at Seattle 9:10 FSKC
10 at Seattle 8:10 FSKC
11 at Seattle 3:10 FSKC
13 Colorado 7:10 FSKC
14 Colorado 1:10 FSKC
15 Baltimore 7:10 FSKC
16 Baltimore 7:10 FSKC
17 Baltimore 6:10 FSKC
18 Baltimore 1:10 FSKC
19 Chicago 7:10 FSKC
20 Chicago 7:10 FSKC
21 Chicago 7:10 FSKC
23 at LA Angels 9:05 FSKC
24 at LA Angels 6:15 Fox
25 at LA Angels 2:35 FSKC
26 Houston 7:10 FSKC
27 Houston 7:10 FSKC
28 Houston 1:10 No TV
29 at Toronto 6:07 FSKC
30 at Toronto 6:07 FSKC
31 at Toronto 12:07 FSKC
June Opponent Time Network
1 at Toronto 12:07 FSKC
2 at St. Louis 7:10 FSKC
3 at St. Louis 6:15 FSKC
4 St. Louis 7:10 FSKC
5 St. Louis 7:10 FSKC
6 N.Y. Yankees 7:10 FSKC
7 N.Y. Yankees 6:15 Fox
8 N.Y. Yankees 1:10 FSKC
9 N.Y. Yankees 7:10 FSKC
10 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC
11 Cleveland 1:10 FSKC
13 at Chicago 7:10 FSKC
14 at Chicago 1:10 FSKC
15 at Chicago 1:10 FSKC
16 at Detroit 6:08 FSKC
17 at Detroit 6:08 FSKC
18 at Detroit 12:08 FSKC
20 Seattle 7:10 FSKC
21 Seattle 1:10 FSKC
22 Seattle 1:10 FSKC
23 LA Dodgers 7:10 FSKC
24 LA Dodgers 7:10 FSKC
25 LA Dodgers 7:10 FSKC
27 LA Angels 7:10 FSKC
28 LA Angels 1:10 FSKC
29 LA Angels 1:10 FSKC
30 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
July Opponent Time Network
1 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
2 at Minnesota 12:10 FSKC
4 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
5 at Cleveland 6:05 No TV
6 at Cleveland 12:05 FSKC
7 at Tampa Bay 6:10 FSKC
8 at Tampa Bay 6:10 FSKC
9 at Tampa Bay 6:10 FSKC
10 Detroit 7:10 FSKC
11 Detroit 7:10 FSKC
12 Detroit 6:10 No TV
13 Detroit 1:10 FSKC
14-17 All-Star Break    
18 at Boston 6:10 FSKC
19 at Boston 6:10 FSKC
20 at Boston 12:35 FSKC
21 at Chicago 7:10 FSKC
22 at Chicago 7:10 FSKC
23 at Chicago 1:10 No TV
24 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC
25 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC
26 Cleveland 6:10 FS1
27 Cleveland 1:10 FSKC
29 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
30 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
31 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
August Opponent Time Network
1 at Oakland 8:35 FSKC
2 at Oakland 3:05 FSKC
3 at Oakland 3:05 FSKC
5 at Arizona 8:40 FSKC
6 at Arizona 8:40 FSKC
7 at Arizona 8:40 FSKC
8 San Francisco 7:10 FSKC
9 San Francisco 6:10 FSKC
10 San Francisco 1:10 FSKC
11 Oakland 7:10 FSKC
12 Oakland 7:10 FSKC
13 Oakland 7:10 FSKC
14 Oakland 1:10 No TV
15 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
16 at Minnesota 6:10 FSKC
17 at Minnesota 1:10 FSKC
18 at Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
19 at Colorado 7:40 FSKC
20 at Colorado 7:40 FSKC
22 at Texas 7:05 FSKC
23 at Texas 7:05 FSKC
24 at Texas 2:05 FSKC
26 Minnesota 7:10 FS1
27 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
28 Minnesota 7:10 FSKC
29 Cleveland 7:10 FSKC
30 Cleveland 6:10 FSKC
31 Cleveland 1:10 FSKC
September Opponent Time Network
1 Texas 7:10 FSKC
2 Texas 7:10 FSKC
3 Texas 7:10 FSKC
5 at N.Y. Yankees 6:05 FSKC
6 at N.Y. Yankees 3:05 FS1
7 at N.Y. Yankees 12:05 FSKC
8 at Detroit 6:08 FSKC
9 at Detroit 6:08 FSKC
10 at Detroit 6:08 FSKC
11 Boston 7:10 FSKC
12 Boston 7:10 FSKC
13 Boston 6:10 FSKC
14 Boston 1:10 FSKC
15 Chicago 7:10 FSKC
16 Chicago 7:10 FSKC
17 Chicago 7:10 FSKC
19 Detroit 7:10 FSKC
20 Detroit 6:10 FSKC
21 Detroit 1:10 FSKC
22 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
23 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
24 at Cleveland 6:05 FSKC
25 at Chicago 7:10 FSKC
26 at Chicago 7:10 FSKC
27 at Chicago 6:10 FSKC
28 at Chicago 1:10 FSKC

Note

: All times Central and p.m. unless noted and are subject to change

Networks: FSKC (Fox Sports Kansas City), FS1 (Fox Sports 1), Fox (WDAF, Ch. 4, in the Kansas City area), MLBN (MLB Network)

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