As hot as the Royals have been this season, they were no match for the Chiefs’ preseason on Friday night. In other news, preseason football crushed baseball in Houston as well, and MLB on FOX tied a season-low overnight.
- Friday’s Chiefs/Saints NFL preseason game drew a 22.7 rating on Kansas City CBS affiliate KCTV, more-than-doubling the concurrent Royals/Red Sox game on Fox Sports Kansas City (8.9). The two games combined for a 54 share in the market. (foxsportskansascity.com)
- In other preseason action Friday night, the Texans’ opener against the Vikings earned a 14.6 rating on ABC affiliate KTRK — trouncing the Astros/Rangers baseball game on Comcast SportsNet Houston (0.3). (Houston Chronicle)
- Regional Major League Baseball action featuring Rays/Dodgers in 81% of markets earned a 1.4 overnight rating on FOX Saturday afternoon, tying a season-low. There was no comparable window last year, due to the Olympics. (Sports Business Daily)