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NBC: 25% of men watching Winter Olympics have cried

As the Vancouver Winter Games head into their final lap, NBC and Nielsen have started to spew out the usual Games Fun Factoids. These fun facts to know and tell come to you from NBC, which wants to impress upon you what a huge cultural event the Games have been in your lives:

* 46% of Olympic viewers changed their typical routine to watch
the Olympics.

* 34% delayed doing laundry or other household chores -- including
paying bills - in order to watch the Olympics.

* 59% said they didn't watch some of their "regular shows" in
order to watch the Olympics.

* 35% of viewers cried or became teary-eyed while watching (25%
among men).

* 66% of viewers cheered aloud while watching the Olympics.

* 63% stayed up longer than usual to watch, resulting in 42% being
"more tired than normal."

* 42% of viewers said the Olympic sport they would most like to
try is bobsled.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 25, 2010; 3:42 PM ET
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Did NBC say how many viewers were bored and irritated with the over-scripted, phony drama that they have created around a handful of athletes at the expense of the rest of the competitors? Did they ask if viewers thought it possible for Matt Lauer to debase himself more than he already has with his simpering, mewling interviews? Did they poll people on how tired they are of hearing rehashes of things that happened at Torino that no remembers or cares about? Did NBC take all the sharp objects away from Bob Costas to keep him from hurting himself in shame?

Posted by: sheehanjc | February 25, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Pfft, well 99.9% of guys watching the men's swimming events during the summer olympics were gay...

Posted by: ozpunk | February 26, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

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