Fox Sports K.C. Finds Royals Ratings Gold for Opener

Thursday’s opening day game was the highest-rated Royals season or home opener broadcast on Fox Sports Kansas City. The Angels-Royals telecast generated a 5.4 household rating in the Kansas City DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The previous high rating for a Royals opener came last year, a 5.3 for the Royals April 5, 2010 loss to Detroit.

Fox Sports Kansas City is in its 10th season as the TV home of the Royals (1997-2002 and 2008-11). The network will televise 140 Royals games, all in High Definition, in 2011. Ryan Lefebvre, Frank White and Paul Splittorff call the action, with Joel Goldberg, Jeff Montgomery and Nate Bukaty on Royals Live pregame and postgame shows.