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Olympics make people cry

New York finished 17th among major markets in Olympics ratings for Tuesday night - our highest ranking to date - with 15.0 percent of homes.

Why? Not sure, other than the fact "American Idol" is less popular here than in most markets.

Also, NBC released some funky stats from its "Billion Dollar Lab" initiative, including these:

63 percent of people say they have stayed up later than usual to watch the Olympics, and 42 percent feel "more tired than normal" as a result.

35 percent cried or became teary-eyed while watching (including 25 percent of men).

Tags: NBC , Olympics

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