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It's official: The Mets are the new kings of New York

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Are The Yankees For Real?

With all the recent World Series won by New York Yankees it is easy to forget that New York, the city, was briefly ruled by the Mets in the mid-1980s. With Derek Jeter gone and the Yankees struggling, New York is once again a Mets town.

Through the All-Star break, the average Mets game on SNY has drawn an audience of 278,078 viewers, according to the New York Times. That number has more than doubled in just two years and is now 27% more than the average audience for the Yankees on the YES Network (219,205).

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets celebrates with manager Terry Collins #10 after hitting a two run home run in the eighth inning against Pedro Strop #46 of the Chicago Cubs during game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep Championship Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets celebrates after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: The New York Mets dugout rushes the field to celebrate with his team after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Jeurys Familia #27, Kelly Johnson #55 and Travis d'Arnaud #7 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Daniel Murphy #28 and Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: The New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: New York Mets fans celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: The New York Mets celebrate after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs and his teammates wave to the crowd after being defeated by the New York Mets in game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: The National League Championship Series MVP Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets speaks to the media during a press conference after Game 4 of the NLCS against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs 8-3 to advance to the World Series. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 21: New York Mets fans cheer after game four of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 21, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs with a score of 8 to 3 to sweep the Championship Series. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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After years of playing little brother, the Mets returned to the World Series last October and have now become the go-to broadcast of local baseball fans in New York. With the Mets making another playoff push this year and the Yankees looking more and more like they are about to wave the white flag and trade key players, this trend is not going to change anytime soon.

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