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More fans in Kansas City watched Pro Bowl than any other city

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Patrick Mahomes = ratings (especially in Kansas City).

NFL: Pro Bowl Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Mahomes is changing professional football in Kansas City, and the proof lies in the numbers. The rating for Pro Bowl viewers in Kansas City was ridiculous.

Kansas City drew a 13.9 rating for the Pro Bowl, followed by Pittsburgh (8.6), Norfolk (8.2), West Palm Beach (8.1) and Cleveland (8.1).

The total audience for the game peaked from 4-4:30 p.m. Arrowhead time with 8,931,000 viewers, according to ESPN.

For comparison’s sake...

The AFC edged the NFC, 26-7, in an exhibition game that was never really competitive. Patrick Mahomes was named the game’s offensive MVP thanks to his 156-yard, one-touchdown effort.

We noticed that Mahomes began impacting ratings back in Week 6, when the Chiefs played the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football.

The NFL officially has its next star, and he plays in Kansas City.

Poll

How much of the Pro Bowl did you watch?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    None
    (307 votes)
  • 49%
    Up until Patrick Mahomes left the game
    (778 votes)
  • 24%
    The full game
    (384 votes)
  • 6%
    I’m done with football until after the Super Bowl
    (102 votes)
1571 votes total Vote Now