Fans watched Royals-Rays in record numbers

Game drew highest rating for telecast on FOX Sports' regional network

Fans watched Royals-Rays in record numbers

KANSAS CITY -- Tuesday night's Royals-Rays game -- a 10-5 Kansas City victory -- drew a 17.6 rating on FOX Sports Kansas City, the highest-rated telecast on the regional cable network.

That rating translates to 158,000 households in the Kansas City area, according to Nielsen Media Research.

FSKC's previously highest-rated telecast came on April 26, 2015, and came in at 17.3.

Tuesday night's game bested the ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates' combined (16.1) during the game (7-10:45 p.m.).

The Royals' local-market ratings rank No. 1 in Major League Baseball.

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.