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Royals’ game Tuesday set a ratings record on Fox Sports Kansas City

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The Royals are scoring runs at an impressive rate.

Ditto for fans tuning to their games.

Fox Sports Kansas City announced that the Royals’ 10-5 win over the Rays on Tuesday got a 17.6 household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. That equates to 158,000 households in the Kansas City designated market area.

That’s a new FSKC record, breaking the old mark of 17.3, which was set on April 26, 2015.

FSKC said that Tuesday’s game was watched by more people than Kansas City’s ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates combined. Those networks combined for a 16.1 rating, according to FSKC.

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 is slightly better at 12.4.

Here are the highest-rated Royals games in Fox Sports Kansas City history.

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

17.1: Aug. 25, 2015 vs. Orioles

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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