Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week 13 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 13 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thurs): 

Households: #1. CBS 6.26/11 rating/share (+10% in rating from first four nights week 12); #2. NBC 4.66/8 (+7%); #3. ABC 2.73/5 (-22%); #4. Fox 2.18/4 (even); #5. The CW 0.94/2 (-32%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 10.113 million (+8% from first four nights week 12); #2. NBC 7.494 million (+11%); #3. ABC 4.286 million (-22%); #4. Fox 3.571 million (+1%); #5. The CW 1.501 million (-33%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.95/6 rating/share (-10% in rating from first four nights week 12); #2. NBC 1.80/5 (+20%); #3. ABC 1.12/4 (-22%); #4. Fox 1.03/3 (-1%) #5. The CW 0.49/2 (-41%)

We have the final ratings for Week 12 (12/8/14-12/14/14 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, NBC won the week with a 2.4, beating out CBS' 1.78 rating. Then we had Fox at 1.40, while ABC trailed with just a 1.27.  For Total Viewers, CBS won this time and did 8.612 million, followed by NBC with 8.030 million, then it was ABC's 5.399 million and Fox trailed with 4.185 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-12/18/14 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.44 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.99, ABC with a 1.79 and Fox with a 1.68.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.929 million, then NBC with 8.558 million, ABC is next with 7.076 million and Fox with 5.258 million.

Back to week 13 (Dec. 15-21), read our full night-by-night analysis followed by how the sitcoms did! GREAT showings are in BOLD. If they are in bold in both total viewers and 18-49, then it is very impressive:


Week 13 (Dec. 15-21) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 14)(Week 12)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM11,383,00011,475,000 (92,000)1.621.55 0.07
Backstage Disney on BroadwayABC7:00PM2,941,0005,904,000 (2,963,000)0.501.29 (0.79)vs. AFV
Animation Fox7:00PM

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Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM6,121,0004,427,000 1,694,000 2.061.34 0.72
The OTFox7:27PM12,746,00014,754,000 (2,008,000)4.415.15 (0.74)
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM8,922,0009,063,000 (141,000)1.741.34 0.40 vs. I Love Lucy Xmas
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM5,691,0006,202,000 (511,000)1.752.00 (0.25)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM12,391,00011,510,000 881,000 4.113.71 0.40
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM5,021,0006,521,000 (1,500,000)2.042.92 (0.88)REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM24,251,00021,150,000 3,101,000 8.627.15 1.47
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM3,523,0004,320,000 (797,000)1.482.15 (0.67)
The MentalistCBS9:00PM8,369,0008,704,000 (335,000)1.321.12 0.20
Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating PeopleABC9:00PM7,780,000
7,780,000 1.40
1.40 9-11P
ResurrectionABC9:00PM
3,984,000 (3,984,000)
1.05 (1.05)
Family GuyFox9:00PM3,145,0004,435,000 (1,290,000)1.452.29 (0.84)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,541,0003,177,000 (636,000)1.261.62 (0.36)
CSICBS10:00PM7,475,0007,887,000 (412,000)1.231.24 (0.01)
Revenge ABC10:00PM
4,595,000 (4,595,000)
1.20 (1.20)




















Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PM7,807,0007,716,000 91,000 2.122.03 0.09
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM5,295,0006,827,000 (1,532,000)1.351.67 (0.32)
The VoiceNBC8:00PM12,074,00010,841,000 1,233,000 2.842.54 0.30 FINALE
American Country AwardsFox8:00PM3,385,000
3,385,000 0.91
0.91 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM
2,141,000 (2,141,000)
0.56 (0.56)
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM1,224,0001,410,000 (186,000)0.440.58 (0.14)PREMIERE vs. The Originals
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM7,849,0008,060,000 (211,000)1.791.88 (0.09)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM10,070,0009,995,000 75,000 2.042.14 (0.10)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM
1,571,000 (1,571,000)
0.40 (0.40)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,284,0001,223,000 61,000 0.550.47 0.08
NCIS LACBS10:00PM9,542,0008,728,000 814,000 1.581.60 (0.02)
CastleABC10:00PM4,510,0007,322,000 (2,812,000)0.971.44 (0.47)REPEAT
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM6,176,0006,303,000 (127,000)1.501.59 (0.09)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM17,530,00010,644,000 6,886,000 2.362.79 (0.43)vs. Rudolph
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM6,285,0004,143,000 2,142,000 1.761.06 0.70 vs. Santa Claus
Elf: Buddy's XmasNBC8:00PM4,818,00011,191,000 (6,373,000)1.332.31 (0.98)vs. Voice
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM5,611,0004,931,000 680,000 1.741.59 0.15
FlashCW8:00PM1,762,0004,661,000 (2,899,000)0.511.54 (1.03)REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS9:00PM14,137,00010,301,000 3,836,000 1.871.66 0.21 vs. NCIS (R)
Prep & LandingABC9:00PM4,180,000
4,180,000 1.30
1.30
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC9:00PM
5,287,000 (5,287,000)
1.73 (1.73)
The VoiceNBC9:00PM12,880,000
12,880,000 3.26
3.26 FINALE 9-11P
Marry MeNBC9:00PM
4,641,000 (4,641,000)
1.18 (1.18)
New GirlFox9:00PM2,193,0003,279,000 (1,086,000)0.781.47 (0.69)REPEAT
Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowCW9:00PM1,235,0002,622,000 (1,387,000)0.401.00 (0.60)vs. Supernatural
Prep & Landing 2ABC9:30PM3,628,000
3,628,000 1.23
1.23
About A BoyNBC9:30PM
3,675,000 (3,675,000)
0.92 (0.92)
Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM1,646,0002,548,000 (902,000)0.581.15 (0.57)REPEAT
Person of InterestCBS10:00PM8,937,0009,286,000 (349,000)1.343.42 (2.08)vs. Victoria Secret
ForeverABC10:00PM3,106,0005,196,000 (2,090,000)0.731.08 (0.35)REPEAT
NBC News SpecialNBC10:00PM
4,771,000 (4,771,000)
0.98 (0.98)vs. Fire










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Survivor CBS8:00PM9,786,0009,466,000 320,000 2.432.36 0.07 FINALE, 8-10P vs. 8-9P
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,486,0008,108,000 (2,622,000)1.342.16 (0.82)REPEAT
Michael Buble XmasNBC8:00PM7,528,0008,087,000 (559,000)1.301.23 0.07 vs. Laura
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,617,0003,861,000 (244,000)1.301.33 (0.03)
Greatest Holiday CommercialsCW8:00PM1,816,0003,057,000 (1,241,000)0.461.06 (0.60)vs. Arrow
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM4,885,0007,409,000 (2,524,000)1.312.24 (0.93)REPEAT
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
10,117,000 (10,117,000)
2.17 (2.17)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM5,995,0009,694,000 (3,699,000)1.713.14 (1.43)REPEAT
Sing-Off XmasNBC9:00PM5,096,000
5,096,000 1.33
1.33 9-11P
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM
6,898,000 (6,898,000)
1.43 (1.43)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM3,604,0003,337,000 267,000 1.291.15 0.14
black-ishABC9:30PM4,531,0007,284,000 (2,753,000)1.242.25 (1.01)REPEAT
The 100CW9:00PM1,395,0001,618,000 (223,000)0.490.56 (0.07)
Survivor ReunionCBS10:16PM7,310,0007,249,000 61,000 1.781.40 0.38 vs. Stalker
black-ishABC10:00PM4,027,000
4,027,000 1.12
1.12 REPEAT
NashvilleABC10:00PM
5,652,000 (5,652,000)
1.50 (1.50)
black-ishABC10:30PM3,603,000
3,603,000 1.00
1.00 REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM
6,713,000 (6,713,000)
1.46 (1.46)










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM10,605,00015,485,000 (4,880,000)2.343.92 (1.58)REPEAT
The TasteABC8:00PM3,115,0003,165,000 (50,000)0.820.81 0.01 8-10P
The Biggest LoserNBC8:00PM3,887,0004,303,000 (416,000)0.911.13 (0.22)
BonesFox8:00PM3,425,0005,488,000 (2,063,000)0.721.21 (0.49)REPEAT
iHeart Radio Jingle BallCW8:00PM1,840,0001,823,000 17,000 0.620.86 (0.24)8-930P vs. Vampire Diaries
MomCBS8:30PM10,011,00010,746,000 (735,000)2.292.61 (0.32)
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM8,796,0009,301,000 (505,000)1.892.32 (0.43)
People Mag AwardsNBC9:00PM3,710,000
3,710,000 0.85
0.85 9-11P
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PM
3,746,000 (3,746,000)
1.07 (1.07)
BonesFox9:00PM3,620,0004,005,000 (385,000)0.770.86 (0.09)REPEAT vs. Gracepoint
ReignCW9:00PM
1,416,000 (1,416,000)
0.52 (0.52)
The McCarthysCBS9:30PM6,941,0006,891,000 50,000 1.591.57 0.02
A to ZNBC9:30PM
2,494,000 (2,494,000)
0.77 (0.77)
Whose Line It It Anyway?CW9:30PM1,066,000
1,066,000 0.36
0.36 REPEAT
ElementaryCBS10:00PM7,574,0007,626,000 (52,000)1.351.37 (0.02)
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM2,522,0002,380,000 142,000 0.560.51 0.05 REPEAT
Blake Shelton XmasNBC10:00PM
3,495,000 (3,495,000)
0.85 (0.85)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM6,497,0005,920,000 577,000 1.301.16 0.14 FINALE
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM4,944,0005,986,000 (1,042,000)0.801.07 (0.27)REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM4,663,0007,273,000 (2,610,000)0.901.28 (0.38)vs. Dateline
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM1,828,0001,642,000 186,000 0.500.55 (0.05)REPEAT
Mister Magoo XmasCW8:00PM1,443,000
1,443,000 0.30
0.30
The LibrariansCW8:00PM
1,548,000 (1,548,000)
0.41 (0.41)
CristelaABC8:30PM3,972,0004,450,000 (478,000)0.700.80 (0.10)REPEAT
Home for the HolidaysCBS9:00PM3,205,0008,774,000 (5,569,000)0.501.10 (0.60)vs. Five-0
Shark TankABC9:00PM5,383,0007,038,000 (1,655,000)1.301.50 (0.20)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM6,729,000
6,729,000 1.30
1.30 9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM
5,066,000 (5,066,000)
1.26 (1.26)
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM1,242,0001,817,000 (575,000)0.400.58 (0.18)REPEAT vs. Masterchef Jr(R)
Kung Fu Panda HolidayCW9:00PM969,000
969,000 0.20
0.20
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM6,414,00011,091,000 (4,677,000)0.701.20 (0.50)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM4,941,0006,084,000 (1,143,000)1.101.41 (0.31)
ConstantineNBC10:00PM
3,304,000 (3,304,000)
0.97 (0.97)










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL FootballCBS8:00PM7,591,000
7,591,000 2.00
2.00 8-11P
Rudoloh Red NosedCBS8:00PM
5,152,000 (5,152,000)
1.35 (1.35)
I Want Dog for Xmas Charlie BrownABC8:00PM2,938,000
2,938,000 0.60
0.60
ABC MovieABC8:00PM
2,961,000 (2,961,000)
0.54 (0.54)
Sound of Music LiveNBC8:00PM1,680,0001,496,000 184,000 0.300.32 (0.02)8-11P vs.Peter Pan Live(R)
BonesFox8:00PM2,061,000
2,061,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
UFC on FoxFox8:00PM
2,774,000 (2,774,000)
1.10 (1.10)
Frosty the SnowmanCBS9:00PM
5,414,000 (5,414,000)
1.41 (1.41)
CMA XmasABC9:00PM3,097,000
3,097,000 0.60
0.60 9-11P REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,294,000
1,294,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Frosty ReturnsCBS9:30PM
4,395,000 (4,395,000)
1.14 (1.14)
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
4,883,000 (4,883,000)
0.99 (0.99)
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM
4,038,000 (4,038,000)
0.81 (0.81)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM

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Sitcoms in green did excellent for the week, while yellow indicates OK showings and red is not good! This is sorted by adults 18-49:


Week 13 (Dec. 15-21) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Fri/Sat are prelim ratings)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu10,605,0002.34REPEAT
MomCBS8:30PMThu10,011,0002.29
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon7,807,0002.12
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun5,021,0002.04REPEAT
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu8,796,0001.89
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon7,849,0001.79
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed5,995,0001.71REPEAT
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu6,941,0001.59
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun3,523,0001.48
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun3,145,0001.45REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed5,486,0001.34REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed4,885,0001.31REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,541,0001.26
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,531,0001.24REPEAT
black-ishABC10:00PMWed4,027,0001.12REPEAT
black-ishCBS10:30PMWed3,603,0001.00REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri4,944,0000.8REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue2,193,0000.78REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri3,972,0000.7REPEAT
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue1,646,0000.58REPEAT
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
MulaneyFox7:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMTues

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Mike & MollyCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Thursday, October 18

The Big Bang Theory - "The Planetarium Collision" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Amy doesn’t have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she’s available to work with him even it if means accidentally sabotaging her career in the process. Also, Koothrappali doesn’t want Wolowitz to join him in hosting a show at the planetarium. Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart returns as Arthur Jeffries.

Young Sheldon - "A Research Study and Czechoslovakian Wedding Pastries" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Dr. Sturgis (Wallace Shawn) recommends Sheldon and Missy for a university research study on twins, and Mary is unhappy when the test results go to Sheldon’s head.

Mom - "Big Sauce and Coconut Water" (CBS, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Christy is certain that Bonnie is in over her head when she invites a freshly paroled Tammy (Kristen Johnston) to stay with them.

Murphy Brown - "Three Shirts to the Wind" (CBS, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Murphy and the team weigh the pros and cons of accepting the offer to have the first interview with a headline-grabbing former White House senior advisor (David Costabile) who wants to promote his divisive book and agenda on “Murphy in the Morning.” Also, Avery moderates a lively political discussion on his show with locals in Buffalo, N.Y.. Original series cast member Charles Kimbrough returns as Jim Dial in his first of three episodes, and Merle Dandridge guest stars as the team’s arrogant network boss, Diana Macomber.

Superstore - "Toxic Workplace" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) get combative to keep their new relationship hidden from their co-workers. Meanwhile, Glenn (Mark McKinney) spirals when he learns Kelly (Kelly Stables) wants to transfer to a new store, and Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) struggles to organize a Cloud 9 carpool.

The Good Place - "Jeremy Bearimy" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
The group explores the three main branches of ethical thought.

Will & Grace - "Tex and the City" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Will (Eric McCormack) and Jack (Sean Hayes) visit Jack’s grandson, Skip (guest star Samuel Faraci), in Texas to watch him perform at his church’s talent show. But when Jack learns Skip plans on singing “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend,” he becomes afraid for his grandson’s safety. Karen (Megan Mullally) tags along to check out the portion of the border wall she sponsored, only to discover that Beverley Leslie (guest star Leslie Jordan) has claimed it as his own. Back home, Grace (Debra Messing) and Noah (guest star David Schwimmer) try to figure out if something is wrong in their relationship because their numerous attempts to have sex have failed.

I Feel Bad - "I'm Vain A.F." (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
An upcoming launch party at GamePunch throws Emet’s vanity into overdrive. Intent on scrubbing a bad picture off the company website, Emet is dead set on redeeming herself and getting the perfect photo at this year’s party – that means getting her hair done, professional make-up and toning up a problem area: her husband.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of October 15)

Thursday, October 18

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Laura Benanti (The Detour/Go On/Starved) - Laura stops by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • John Mulaney (Mulaney) - John appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Meredith Hagner (Search Party/Men at Work) - Meredith is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Maya Rudolph (Forever/Up All Night) - Maya drops by The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Nick Kroll (The League/Cavemen) - Nick visits The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Busy Philipps (Vice Principals/Cougar Town) - Busy is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Stockard Channing (Out of Practice/The Stockard Channing Show/Stockard Channing in Just Friends) - Stockard visits Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Jenna Fischer (Splitting Up Together/The Office) - Jenna appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • John Stamos (Grandfathered/Jake in Progress/Full House) - John talks about You on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Chelsea Handler (Are You There, Chelsea?) - Chelsea stops by The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Fishman and Maya Lynne Robinson (The Conners/Roseanne) - Michael and Maya Lynne are guests on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET. Michael and Lecy Goranson can be heard on The Morning Mash Up on SiriusXM.
  • John Goodman (The Conners/Roseanne/The Trouble in Normal, Ohio) - John talks about The Big Lebowski reunion on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am.
  • Bailee Madison (Trophy Wife) - Bailey talks about Hallmark Channel's Good Witch: Tale of Two Hearts on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (September/October)

The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season Step by Step - The Complete Second Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season

09/04 - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - The Complete Season 12
09/04 - Mom - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Fifth Season
09/04 - Superstore - Season Three
09/04 - Young Sheldon - The Complete First Season
09/11 - The Big Bang Theory - The Complete Eleventh Season (Blu-ray)
09/11 - The Middle - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - Modern Family - The Complete Ninth Season
09/11 - People of Earth - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - Community - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
09/18 - Step by Step - The Complete Second Season
09/18 - You're the Worst - The Complete Fourth Season
09/25 - Blondie - The Complete 1957 Television Series
09/25 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fifth Season
10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
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