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NFL's Pro Bowl gets highest ratings in 11 years

January 31, 2011 |  1:29 pm

Pro_300 A Pro Bowl without participants from the two Super Bowl teams may not make much sense to some NFL fans, but the general viewing public does not seem to mind.

Fox's broadcast of Sunday's Pro Bowl, in which the NFC defeated the AFC, 55-41, drew a 7.7 rating and 12 share, the highest ratings for the game since 2000.

Those numbers are up 8% from last year, when the game was first moved from the week after the Super Bowl to the Sunday before the biggest game of the season.

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.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Pro Bowl MVP DeAngelo Hall celebrates an interception. Credit: Marco Garcia / Associated Press

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