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The most popular TV viewing in San Diego? Padres games
The most popular TV viewing in San Diego? Padres games

As the Dodgers' television blackout extends into a second month of a second season, San Diego Padres fans are watching their team in record numbers. The Padres had perhaps the splashiest off-season of any major league team, adding such stars as Matt Kemp, James Shields and Justin Upton, and Fox said Thursday that the Padres' local cable ratings are up 67% from this time last season. Padres' broadcasts are the top-rated prime-time programming in the San Diego market for April, according to Fox, "beating both broadcast and ad-supported cable competition head-to-head."  The team itself is another matter. The Padres just fell into third place in...

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