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On Saturday WPLG meteorologist Julie Durda threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Marlins vs Mariners game. And aced it. Shortly before that she spent a few hours with Marlins pitcher AJ Ramos learning to warm up, exercise and how to throw the ball well. And apparently he thought her well.

Despite all the training and warming up though, Julie says she was sore after the throw and had to ice her arm. But at least it was worth it. Also, the Marlins beat the Marines

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WPEC CBS 12 News Facebook likes

Get the bubbly out! The competition who has the most likes on Facebook is heating up with Palm Beach CBS affiliate WPEC being the first station in its market to blow past 100,000 Facebook likes, and the second station in South Florida to do so after WPLG reached that feat recently

Having the most likes seems to be all the rage with TV stations lately, it’s like the TV rating wars on the air but for the CBS 12 sits at 111,000 likes as of this writing, well past the almost 95 likes news powerhouse WPTV has right now, and way ahead of WPBF News 25 which claim around 54,000 likes

Meanwhile, you have ten days left to like WFOR on Facebook for a chance to win a fancy car.

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Julie Durda WPLG Local 10 News

WPLG morning meteorologist Julie Durda will be throwing the first pitch at the Marlins vs Mariners game on Saturday. Yesterday she spent some time at Marlins Park with team pitcher AJ Ramos getting tips on what to do to get ready for her big day.

And well, a girl who can pull a Smart cart by rope and flip a huge tracktor tire, can probably throw little a ball. Guess we’ll find out on Saturday at 7pm.

Julie Durda WPLG Local 10

Photo: StupidGymShit.com

Tix for the game are still available

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Miami TV Stations

The Sun Sentinel’s Johnny Diaz has the usual Nielsen ratings recap for the most watched shows in South Florida, but this time there’s something many of you ask often about – newscast ratings.

The numbers are for total viewers and for just one week, but they offer a glimpse at what the current trend is like. No surprise that Spanish stations are on top, with WSCV in particular performing very strong compared to its closest English language competitor. At 6pm and 11pm Telemundo 51 had twice the viewers of WPLG.

Channel 10 which doesn’t seem to do so well when it comes to the money demo, ends up number one at 6 and 11pm among English language stations. Seeing WTVJ place last 6pm was a surprise but they do well where it counts.

All in all it looks like station managers have their work cut out for them. We have a very fractured TV market, and the viewer pool (at least on the English-language side) seems to be shrinking compared to years past.  If my calculations are correct roughly 409,000 households or 24% watch news at 6pm and 11pm.

You can check this post to see how the English stations rank in the 25-54 money demo.

6 p.m.
WSCV-Telemundo 114,000 total viewers
WLTV-Univision 96,000
WPLG-ABC 59,000
WSVN-FOX 55,000
WFOR-CBS 45,000
WTVJ-NBC 40,000

10 p.m.
WSVN 73,000

11 p.m.
WSCV-Telemundo 119,000
WLTV-Univision 94,000
WPLG-ABC 59,000
WTVJ-NBC 56,000
WFOR-CBS 47,000
WSVN-FOX 47,000

Check out more ratings at Sun Sentinel’s website ‘Game of Thrones,’ Heat and ‘The Voice’ fire up S. Florida TV ratings

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WPLG Local 10 News Viagra Flavored Ice Cream

Channel 10′s producers chose a funny way to highlight the viagra ice cream story.

As the story goes, a British ice cream maker created a flavor they call ‘Arousal’ that includes 25mg of Viagra per scoop, and champagne as its key ingredient.

But it won’t be for sale, sorry. The flavor was a custom order by an a-list celeb who made the ice cream parlor sign a draconian non-disclosure agreement.