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The Marlins are TV darlings

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The Marlins once again are showing they have fans, they just sit at home and watch the game on TV.

It could have been because the Mets were in town or the fact the Marlins are in the playoff race, but the Marlins were the most watched TV show in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market Wednesday night. According to the Nielsen overnight ratings, more than 119,000 homes were tuned in to the Marlins-Mets game from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., more than any other cable or network TV program.

The audience peaked from 8:45 to 9 p.m., when more than 134,000 were watching the game. The three-game series on FSN Florida and Sun Sports drew a 6.1 Nielsen household rating share, the highest the Marlins have drawn for a three-game series since September 2005. Monday and Wednesday's games drew a 6.3 share and Tuesday's game drew a 5.8.

The Marlins-Mets game was also the most watched TV show in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale market on Monday.  Don't know about Tuesday, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were.