We're gluttons for punishment
From the Miami Herald-
No matter how much the Dolphins keep losing, viewers keep watching.There must be a lot more Florida Masochists besides me.
Despite the worst season in franchise history, Dolphins ratings in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale market actually are ahead of last season, by more than 25,000 homes per telecast. The 12 games have averaged a 17.8 rating, ahead of last year's 16.1, when Miami finished 6-10, and comparable to recent years when the team's record was much better.
WFOR-4, which has carried nine of the games, has seen Dolphins ratings jump from a 15.7 to a 17.6, meaning 17.6 percent of Miami-Fort Lauderdale homes with TV sets, on average, are tuned to the game. (One local ratings point equals 15,386 homes.)
The article makes no mention of Miami's last two home games for 2007. I heard on the radio the other day that the games are in danger of not selling out. It is nearly a decade since a Dolphin regular season home game didn't sell out.
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