A recent CNBC story noted that by the 2018, one in five Americans won’t be subscribing to a cable TV package.
While the cord-cutting trend appears to be continuing, so does another trend: Fans tuning to Royals games on Fox Sports Kansas City.
The Royals on Wednesday set another FSKC viewing record, as their game against the Rays had an average 17.8 rating (160,000 households), according to Nielsen Media Research. That came one day after the Royals set a record with a 17.6 rating.
Three of the five highest-rated games on FSKC came this week.
FSKC said its rating during Wednesday’s game topped the combined rating of Kansas City’s ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates (12.8).
That rating for FSKC doesn’t include those who stream the game, which became available for the first time this season.
A year ago, the Royals’ averaged a 12.3 rating on Fox Sports Kansas City, which was the highest for a regional sports network in baseball. This year’s average, through Tuesday’s game, was slightly better at 12.4.
Here are the highest-rated Royals games in Fox Sports Kansas City history.
17.8: Wednesday vs. Rays
17.6: Tuesday vs. Rays
17.3: April 26, 2015 at White Sox
17.2: April 22, 2016 vs. Orioles
17.1: Monday vs. Rays