My Tuesday newspaper story about the World Cup was too full of ratings numbers as it was, so I left out some additional data that I found interesting.

Since many ratings geeks enjoy the blog, I'll put some of it here:

New York ranked No. 1 among all markets for a couple of early matches, including France-Uruguay June 11 and Argentina-Nigeria June 12.

The rating for Argentina-Nigeria was a hefty 5.5 percent of area homes.

Argentina-Nigeria? Why? I do not know.

And that's not all: The most-watched game on Spanish-language Univision in the New York market in the tournament's first week also was Argentina-Nigeria, with an average of 443,000 viewers.

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(That's Northport High's own Patti LuPone in the video above at the 1980 Grammys, around the time she spoke at my sisters' graduation ceremony at the school.)