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Royals break another viewership record on Fox Sports KC

The Royals broke a viewership ratings record on Fox Sports Kansas City for the second time in three games Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s game, a 6-5 Royals victory over Minnesota at Kauffman Stadium, averaged a 15.9 rating, according to Nielsen Media Research, topping the 14.6 rating for Sunday’s 4-2 win over Oakland, the 13.6 rating for the Royals’ playoff-clinching win at Chicago last September and the 13.1 rating for Monday’s win over Minnesota.

The Royals game on Tuesday was also the most-watched program of the day in Kansas City, according to Nielsen, beating “CSI Cyber” on CBS, 6.9. The peak audience for the Royals game reached 176,000 households during the Royals’ rally in the eighth inning.

Highest-rated Royals games on Fox Sports KC

Rating

Date

Game

15.9

April 21

vs. Minnesota

14.6

April 19

vs. Oakland

13.6

Sept. 26, 2014

at Chicago (AL)

13.1

April 20

vs. Minnesota

13.0

April 15

at Minnesota

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