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Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

2014 Pro Bowl

HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 26: A general view of Aloha Stadium during the 2014 Pro Bowl on January 26, 2014 in Honolulu, Hawaii (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past.

The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC.

Per Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily, that’s likely the lowest rating ever for the Pro Bowl.

A 5.0 rating means millions of people still watched. But with the Pro Bowl already under fire for not being competitive or compelling, these declining ratings could test that the thought that the game will continue to exist as long as people are watching.