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Pro Bowl Earns Best Ratings Since 2000

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The NFL’s Pro Bowl may have found it’s permanent home on the Sunday before the Super Bowl.

On Sunday, the Pro Bowl earned its highest television rating since 2000.

The NFC’s sloppy 55-41 victory over the AFC on Sunday drew a 7.7 rating and 12 share on Fox. That’s up 8 percent from last year, when the game first moved from after the Super Bowl to the week before it.

The game earned a 21.0/28 in New Orleans. Milwaukee averaged a 15.6/23 even though no Super Bowl-bound Packers were playing in it.

Ratings represent the percentage of all homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of all homes with TVs in use at the time.

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