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Eight million viewers watch Pro Bowl . . . for some reason

NFL Pro Bowl

ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 27: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs and the AFC celebrate a defensive stop during the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium on January 27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

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The NFL will never end the Pro Bowl, because the same people who complain about the Pro Bowl watch the Pro Bowl.

ESPN announced it averaged eight million viewers on ESPN and ABC for Sunday’s game, based on fast nationals.

The audience for the game peaked from 5-5:30 p.m. ET with 8,931,000 viewers.

The NFL’s all-star game drew 8.6 million viewers for the 2018 version.

The top 10 metered markets Sunday were: Kansas City (13.9), Pittsburgh (8.6), Norfolk (8.2), West Palm Beach (8.1), Cleveland (8.1), Chicago (7.8), Buffalo (7.8), Seattle-Tacoma (7.4), New Orleans (7.3) and Orlando (7.3).

Chiefs fans saw their quarterback win offensive MVP honors as Patrick Mahomes passed for 156 yards and a touchdown.