Yes yes I am guilt of watching it all, but it shows how addicted to the NFL we are right now as a nation.
The drawing power of the NFL's laundry was proven again by Fox's Pro Bowl Sunday night. The exhibition drew a 8.6 overnight, translating to 8.6% of TV households in 56 urban markets -- up 8% from last year's Pro Bowl on ESPN and the event's highest overnight in 11 years.
That 8.6% rating is better than ratings for some BCS bowl games, isn't far from a World Series rating and is far higher than the vast majority of all TV sports events outside of NFL action.....
It doesn’t matter that this year’s Pro Bowl was an even bigger dud than usual. It didn’t matter that the NFC led 42-0 late in the second quarter.
It was the most-watched Pro Bowl since 1997 with 13.4 million viewers, the most-watched show on television Sunday, and the most watched all-star game in any sport since 2009.
To put it another way: The Pro Bowl nearly gets the same ratings as some BCS games or World Series matchups.
I understand both sides in this labor dispute, But they will both be silly to subject the NFL to any kind of momentum loss from a lockout.
I mean if the lockout doesn't get settled until 1 week before the season, there goes a lot of fantasy football fans... viewers (Not all but a lot), and that's just 1 example.
But I am still wowed by the Pro Bowl ratings.