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Pro Bowl's TV ratings increase after shift to new date

BRISTOL, Conn. -- The Pro Bowl's television ratings increased after it moved to a new date. The NFL's all-star game moved from after the Super Bowl to before it this year.

Sunday's game on ESPN averaged a 7.9 overnight rating, which measures the country's largest markets. The 2009 game on NBC, in an earlier time slot, drew a 5.7 overnight rating.

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