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Pro Bowl TV ratings slightly lower than last year

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COMVincent Jackson is brought down by Champ Bailey (24) and Robert Mathis (98).
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    Vincent Jackson is brought down by Champ Bailey (24) and Robert Mathis (98).

The Pro Bowl’s overnight television ratings were a fraction lower than last year but still the fourth best for the game since 2000.

An NBC spokesman said the overnight Nielsen ratings drew a 7.7 rating, down from 7.9 in 2012 when about 12.5 million viewers watched the annual NFL all-star game.

NBC said, “The Pro Bowl continues to be one of the most-watched events on the sports calendar, and we are pleased that it helped NBC win the night in primetime.”

The NFC won the game, 62-35.

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