Top 10 most watched of the week (sports): NBA shines but Pro Bowl tops all

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Your 10 most watched programs of the week on Slingbox, sports edition, were as follows. Check after the list for a few quick thoughts on this week’s most watched live sports:

1. SportsCenter
2. 2015 Pro Bowl
3. Liga MX soccer
4. Copa del Rey soccer
5. 2015 Australian Open tennis
6. La Liga soccer
7. NBA: Thunder vs. Cavaliers
8. NBA: Heat vs. Bulls
9. NBA: Spurs vs. Bulls
10. NBA: Rockets vs. Warriors

The NFL’s all-star game, the Pro Bowl, is often ridiculed — the players don’t play hard (if they show up at all), the rules are different, and it’s resorted to gimmicks like the new “unconferenced” format to try to drum up interest. All that can obscure the fact that, given how ridiculously popular the NFL is, a lot of people still watch it. That was apparent from our data this week, which showed the game shooting up to the highest non-SportsCenter spot on the top 10.

The trio of soccer leagues that we’ve seen showing up for the past month or so — Liga MX, Copa del Rey and La Liga — were all there again, as was the 2015 Australian Open, which just kicked off in Melbourne. And basketball is starting to make a real dent in the list as well: The Cavaliers have once again shown themselves to be a Slingbox favorite this week, as have the Bulls, who were featured in not one but two games on the top 10. And the Warriors, who have the best record in the NBA, crept onto the list for the first time in a while.

We’ll be back next week with another set of top 10s.

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