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    NBC Olympic Opener Breaks TV Records

    Rings representing both the Olympics and the Industrial Revolution are lit. ,LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Rings representing both the Olympics and the Industrial Revolution are lit and lifted during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Morry Gash - IOPP Pool /Getty Images)

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    NBC has struck Olympic gold. Roughly 40.7 million people tuned in to the opening ceremonies on Friday night, making it the most-watched of any Summer or Winter Games, the Nielsen Company revealed Saturday. London beat out the previous champ: the 1996 Atlanta Games, which was watched by 39.8 million people. It was also the most-watched television event in the U.S. since this past winter, when 39.9 million people watched the Grammys.

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