Sunday, December 28, 2014

Week 14 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2014-15 Week 14 TV Ratings (first two nights Mon-Tues only due to holiday): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.19/9 rating/share (-17% in rating from first four nights week 13); #2. ABC 3.25/6 (+19%); #3. NBC 2.46/4 (-47%); #4. Fox 0.96/2 (-56%); #5. The CW 0.76/1 (-19%)
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.181 million (-19% from first four nights week 13); #2. ABC 5.341 million (+25%); #3. NBC 3.994 million (-47%); #4. Fox 1.458 million (-59%); #5. The CW 1.243 million (-17%).
Adults 18-49: #1. CBS 1.16/4 rating/share (-41% in rating from first four nights week 13); #2. ABC 1.15/4 (+3%); #3. NBC 1.00/3 (-44%); #4. Fox 0.45/2 (-57%) #5. The CW 0.38/1 (-22%)

We have the final ratings for Week 13 (12/15/14-12/21/14 LIVE+SD). Among Adults 18-49, CBS won the week with a 2.15, beating out usual winner NBC's 2.04 rating. Then we had ABC at 1.06, while Fox trailed with just a 0.84.  For Total Viewers, CBS won again and did 10.211 million, followed by NBC with 7.904 million, then it was ABC's 4.443 million and Fox trailed with only 2.756 million.

For season to-date (9/22/14-12/23/14 LIVE+SD), among Adults 18-49 we have NBC on top with a 2.41 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.99, ABC with a 1.75 and Fox with a 1.63.  In Total Viewers, it is CBS on top with 9.907 million, then NBC with 8.457 million, ABC is next with 6.957 million and Fox with 5.076 million.

Back to week 14 (Dec. 22-28), 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 14 (Dec. 22-28) Analysis















Last Sunday (Dec. 21)(Week 13)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NFL PostCBS7:45PM16,859,000
16,859,000 4.42
4.42
60 MinutesCBS7:49PM13,179,00011,383,0001,796,000 2.221.620.60
Sound of MusicABC7:00PM5,598,000
5,598,000 1.23
1.23 7-11P
Backstage Disney on BroadwayABC7:00PM
2,941,000(2,941,000)
0.50(0.50)
MulaneyFox7:00PM991,000
991,000 0.42
0.42
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,167,0006,121,000(954,000)1.452.06(0.61)
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM2,004,00012,746,000(10,742,000)0.864.41(3.55)REPEAT vs. OT
Undercover BossCBS8:49PM8,189,0008,922,000(733,000)1.361.74(0.38)
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM
5,691,000(5,691,000)
1.75(1.75)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,713,00012,391,000(2,678,000)3.044.11(1.07)
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM2,839,0005,021,000(2,182,000)1.142.04(0.90)REPEAT
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM19,293,00024,251,000(4,958,000)6.128.62(2.50)
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PM2,251,0003,523,000(1,272,000)0.931.48(0.55)
The MentalistCBS9:49PM8,677,0008,369,000308,000 1.331.320.01
Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating PeopleABC9:00PM
7,780,000(7,780,000)
1.40(1.40)
ResurrectionABC9:00PM

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Family GuyFox9:00PM2,323,0003,145,000(822,000)1.091.45(0.36)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PM2,302,0002,541,000(239,000)1.091.26(0.17)REPEAT
CSICBS10:49PM7,340,0007,475,000(135,000)1.291.230.06
Revenge ABC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM8,616,0007,807,000809,000 1.662.12(0.46)REPEAT vs. 2 Broke
Great Xmas Light FightABC8:00PM5,877,0005,295,000582,000 1.261.35(0.09)8-10P
SNL XmasNBC8:00PM4,549,00012,074,000(7,525,000)1.422.84(1.42)8-10P REPEAT vs. Voice
GothamFox8:00PM1,851,000
1,851,000 0.49
0.49 REPEAT
American Country AwardsFox8:00PM
3,385,000(3,385,000)
0.91(0.91)
iHeart Radio JingleBallCW8:00PM1,490,000
1,490,000 0.51
0.51 8-930P REPEAT
Hart of DixieCW8:00PM
1,224,000(1,224,000)
0.44(0.44)
Mike & MollyCBS8:30PM8,521,0007,849,000672,000 1.691.79(0.10)
ScorpionCBS9:00PM6,575,00010,070,000(3,495,000)1.122.04(0.92)REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,340,000
1,340,000 0.35
0.35 REPEAT
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM
1,284,000(1,284,000)
0.55(0.55)
Whose Line Is ItCW9:30PM897,000
897,000 0.36
0.36 REPEAT
NCIS LACBS10:00PM6,838,0009,542,000(2,704,000)1.081.58(0.50)REPEAT
CastleABC10:00PM4,541,0004,510,00031,000 0.910.97(0.06)REPEAT
State of AffairsNBC10:00PM4,582,0006,176,000(1,594,000)1.011.50(0.49)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM10,506,00017,530,000(7,024,000)1.072.36(1.29)REPEAT
Shrek the HallsABC8:00PM5,296,000
5,296,000 1.21
1.21 REPEAT
Charlie Brown XmasABC8:00PM
6,285,000(6,285,000)
1.76(1.76)
One Direction SpecialNBC8:00PM3,103,0004,818,000(1,715,000)0.651.33(0.68)vs. Elf
New GirlFox8:00PM1,574,000
1,574,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM
5,611,000(5,611,000)
1.74(1.74)
FlashCW8:00PM1,424,0001,762,000(338,000)0.330.51(0.18)REPEAT
Toy Story XmasABC8:30PM4,699,000
4,699,000 1.22
1.22 REPEAT
Mindy ProjectFox8:30PM1,359,000
1,359,000 0.51
0.51 REPEAT
NCIS: Los AngelesCBS9:00PM8,893,00014,137,000(5,244,000)0.991.87(0.88)REPEAT vs. NCIS: NO
ABC News: The YearABC9:00PM5,378,000
5,378,000 1.12
1.12 9-11P
Prep & LandingABC9:00PM
4,180,000(4,180,000)
1.30(1.30)
Michael Buble XmasNBC9:00PM3,570,000
3,570,000 0.78
0.78 REPEAT
The VoiceNBC9:00PM
12,880,000(12,880,000)
3.26(3.26)
Marry MeNBC9:00PM

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New GirlFox9:00PM1,127,0002,193,000(1,066,000)0.490.78(0.29)REPEAT
SupernaturalCW9:00PM864,0001,235,000(371,000)0.260.40(0.14)REPEAT vs. Victoria Secret
Prep & Landing 2ABC9:30PM
3,628,000(3,628,000)
1.23(1.23)
About A BoyNBC9:30PM

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Mindy ProjectFox9:30PM1,218,0001,646,000(428,000)0.460.58(0.12)REPEAT
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM7,703,0008,937,000(1,234,000)1.001.34(0.34)REPEAT vs. POI
ForeverABC10:00PM
3,106,000(3,106,000)
0.73(0.73)
Kelly Clarkson XmasNBC10:00PM3,609,000
3,609,000 0.72
0.72 REPEAT










Wednesday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
I Love Lucy XmasCBS8:00PM3,584,000
3,584,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
Survivor CBS8:00PM
9,786,000(9,786,000)
2.43(2.43)
The MiddleABC8:00PM3,274,0005,486,000(2,212,000)0.601.34(0.74)REPEAT
It's a Wonderful LifeNBC8:00PM4,986,000
4,986,000 1.20
1.20 8-11P
Michael Buble XmasNBC8:00PM
7,528,000(7,528,000)
1.30(1.30)
Bob's BurgersFox8:00PM1,510,000
1,510,000 0.50
0.50 REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM
3,617,000(3,617,000)
1.30(1.30)
Mister Magoo's XmasCW8:00PM814,000
814,000 0.20
0.20 8-930P
Greatest Holiday CommercialsCW8:00PM
1,816,000(1,816,000)
0.46(0.46)
The GoldbergsABC8:30PM2,869,0004,885,000(2,016,000)0.601.31(0.71)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM1,271,000
1,271,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM3,098,000
3,098,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM2,997,0005,995,000(2,998,000)0.701.71(1.01)REPEAT
Sing-Off XmasNBC9:00PM
5,096,000(5,096,000)
1.33(1.33)
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM

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Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PM1,154,000
1,154,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Hell's KitchenFox9:00PM
3,604,000(3,604,000)
1.29(1.29)
The 100CW9:00PM
1,395,000(1,395,000)
0.49(0.49)
black-ishABC9:30PM2,878,0004,531,000(1,653,000)0.801.24(0.44)REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PM1,234,000
1,234,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Merry MadagascarCW9:30PM779,000
779,000 0.20
0.20 REPEAT
ScorpionCBS10:16PM3,536,0007,310,000(3,774,000)0.501.78(1.28)REPEAT vs. Survivor Reunion
black-ishABC10:00PM2,804,0004,027,000(1,223,000)0.701.12(0.42)REPEAT
NashvilleABC10:00PM

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black-ishABC10:30PM2,758,0003,603,000(845,000)0.701.00(0.30)REPEAT
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM

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Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM6,829,00010,605,000(3,776,000)1.202.34(1.14)REPEAT
How the Grinch StoleABC8:00PM5,921,000
5,921,000 1.90
1.90 REPEAT
The TasteABC8:00PM
3,115,000(3,115,000)
0.82(0.82)
How Murray Saved XmasNBC8:00PM1,375,0003,887,000(2,512,000)0.300.91(0.61)vs. Biggest Loser
BonesFox8:00PM2,189,0003,425,000(1,236,000)0.500.72(0.22)REPEAT
12 Dogs of XmasCW8:00PM921,000
921,000 0.20
0.20 8-10P
iHeart Radio Jingle BallCW8:00PM
1,840,000(1,840,000)
0.62(0.62)
MomCBS8:30PM5,228,00010,011,000(4,783,000)1.002.29(1.29)REPEAT
How the Grinch StoleABC8:30PM5,037,000
5,037,000 1.80
1.80 830-11P
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PM4,713,0008,796,000(4,083,000)0.901.89(0.99)REPEAT
Elf: Buddy's XmasNBC9:00PM1,138,000
1,138,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
People Mag AwardsNBC9:00PM
3,710,000(3,710,000)
0.85(0.85)
BonesFox9:00PM2,526,0003,620,000(1,094,000)0.500.77(0.27)REPEAT
ReignCW9:00PM

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The McCarthysCBS9:30PM3,782,0006,941,000(3,159,000)0.701.59(0.89)REPEAT
Whose Line It It Anyway?CW9:30PM
1,066,000(1,066,000)
0.36(0.36)
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,303,0007,574,000(3,271,000)0.601.35(0.75)REPEAT
How To Get Away w/MurderABC10:00PM
2,522,000(2,522,000)
0.56(0.56)
Xmas in Rock CenterNBC10:00PM1,932,000
1,932,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
PaleyCenter: ComediesCBS8:00PM3,561,000
3,561,000 0.70
0.70 8-930P
The Amazing RaceCBS8:00PM
6,588,000(6,588,000)
1.31(1.31)
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM4,789,0004,920,000(131,000)0.800.790.01 REPEAT
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM4,855,0004,618,000237,000 1.000.910.09
Ice Age XmasFox8:00PM2,360,000
2,360,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
MasterChef JuniorFox8:00PM
1,813,000(1,813,000)
0.51(0.51)
Whose Line Is It?CW8:00PM1,236,000
1,236,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
Mister Magoo XmasCW8:00PM
1,284,000(1,284,000)
0.31(0.31)
CristelaABC8:30PM3,789,0003,941,000(152,000)0.700.74(0.04)REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PM1,540,000
1,540,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Whose Line Is It?CW8:30PM1,171,000
1,171,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Home for the HolidaysCBS9:00PM
3,109,000(3,109,000)
0.46(0.46)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,775,0005,416,000(641,000)1.001.30(0.30)REPEAT
DatelineNBC9:00PM5,603,0006,768,000(1,165,000)1.101.29(0.19)9-11P
GrimmNBC9:00PM

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GleeFox9:00PM1,031,0001,245,000(214,000)0.300.43(0.13)REPEAT vs. Hells Kitchen(R)
Penn & Teller: Fool UsCW9:00PM1,155,000
1,155,000 0.30
0.30 REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PM3,217,000
3,217,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Kung Fu Panda HolidayCW9:30PM
814,000(814,000)
0.21(0.21)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM5,259,0006,445,000(1,186,000)0.600.73(0.13)REPEAT
20/20ABC10:00PM5,277,0004,935,000342,000 1.201.120.08
ConstantineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM3,600,000
3,600,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
NFL Pre GameCBS8:00PM
10,270,000(10,270,000)
2.82(2.82)
ABC MovieABC8:00PM2,650,000
2,650,000 0.70
0.70 8-10P
I Want Dog for Xmas Charlie BrownABC8:00PM
2,902,000(2,902,000)
0.62(0.62)
WWE Tribute to TroopsNBC8:00PM1,550,000
1,550,000 0.40
0.40
Sound of Music LiveNBC8:00PM
1,685,000(1,685,000)
0.29(0.29)
BonesFox8:00PM1,950,0002,017,000(67,000)0.400.340.06 REPEAT
NFL FootballCBS8:27PM
12,962,000(12,962,000)
3.91(3.91)
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,960,000
3,960,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
CMA XmasABC9:00PM
3,108,000(3,108,000)
0.56(0.56)9-11P REPEAT
Mysteries of LauraNBC9:00PM2,250,000
2,250,000 0.40
0.40 REPEAT
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,010,0001,341,000(331,000)0.200.31(0.11)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,670,000
4,670,000 0.70
0.70 REPEAT
20/20 SaturdayABC10:00PM3,530,000
3,530,000 0.90
0.90
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM2,710,000
2,710,000 0.80
0.80 REPEAT

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 14 (Dec. 22-28) How the Sitcoms Did
(Sun comedies are previous week and Wed-Sat are prelim ratings due to holiday)
Sorted by 18-49 Rtg
TitleNetworkTimeDayTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes







Mike & MollyCBS8:30PMMon8,521,0001.69
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMMon8,616,0001.66REPEAT
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PMThu6,829,0001.2REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun2,839,0001.14REPEAT
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,323,0001.09REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun2,302,0001.09REPEAT
MomCBS8:30PMThu5,228,0001.0REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun2,251,0000.93REPEAT
Two and a Half MenCBS9:00PMThu4,713,0000.9REPEAT
Animation DominationFox7:30PMSun2,004,0000.86REPEAT
black-ishABC9:30PMWed2,878,0000.8REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri4,789,0000.8REPEAT
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed2,997,0000.7REPEAT
The McCarthysCBS9:30PMThu3,782,0000.7REPEAT
black-ishABC10:00PMWed2,804,0000.7REPEAT
black-ishCBS10:30PMWed2,758,0000.7REPEAT
CristelaABC8:30PMFri3,789,0000.7REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PMWed3,274,0000.6REPEAT
The GoldbergsABC8:30PMWed2,869,0000.6REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMFri1,540,0000.6REPEAT
MomCBS9:30PMFri3,217,0000.6REPEAT
The Mindy ProjectFox8:30PMTue1,359,0000.51REPEAT
New GirlFox8:00PMTue1,574,0000.50REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:00PMWed1,510,0000.5REPEAT
New GirlFox9:00PMTue1,127,0000.49REPEAT
The Mindy ProjectFox9:30PMTue1,218,0000.46REPEAT
MulaneyFox7:00PMSun991,0000.42
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:30PMWed1,234,0000.4REPEAT
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox9:00PMWed1,154,0000.4REPEAT
Bob's BurgersFox8:30PMWed1,271,0000.4REPEAT
2 Broke GirlsCBS8:00PMMon

preempted
Marry MeNBC9:00PMTue

preempted
About a BoyNBC9:30PMTue

preempted
Bad JudgeNBC9:00PMThu

canceled
A to ZNBC9:30PMThu

canceled
The MillersCBS8:30PMMon

canceled
SelfieABC8:00PMTue

canceled
Manhattan Love StoryABC8:30PMTue

canceled
American Dad!Fox9:30PMSun

completed

SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, January 18

Fresh Off the Boat - "Driver's Eddie 2: Orlando Drift" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Eddie finally gets his driver’s license; but instead of freedom, he finds an endless list of errands to run for his mom. Will he be done in time to take his friends to the Insane Clown Posse concert? Louis is excited for a boy’s weekend at Chili Con with Marvin, until Honey tags along; and Jessica faces off with her nemesis, Jamie, at the school fundraiser.

Speechless - "H-- HEY, YOU" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Maya is less than thrilled when Kenneth interferes with her business plans with Melanie. Ray begs JJ to cast him opposite his new crush, Izzy, in his next movie, which has unexpected consequences. Meanwhile, Dylan is impressed with Jimmy’s band.

Last Man Standing - "Dreams vs. Realty" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mandy comes close to forgetting her fashion designer dreams when she is confronted with rejection and sends herself in a spiral; Vanessa feels regret as she reflects on her own career path; Mike helps the women in his family achieve their dreams.

The Cool Kids - "Thanksgiving at Murray's" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mike and Ryan are forced to get along together when Boyd proposes a compromise to their plans to take him on separate trips by all three going on a trip together; Mandy and Kyle attempt to solve a mystery like a pair of detectives.

Andi Mack - "I Got Your Number" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Andi gets in over her head when she attends a high school party with Amber, causing Bowie's plans for a romantic outing with Bex to go awry; Cyrus tries to mend a longtime rift between Jonah and T.J.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Friday, January 18

  • Maura Tierney (NewsRadio) - Watch Maura on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Elizabeth Banks (Scrubs) - Elizabeth visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. She talks about The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Lily and Jane are guests on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on People Now at 12pm.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don talks about Black Monday on ABC's GMA Day at 1pm.
  • Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Dave talks about If Beale Street Could Talk on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Adam Pally (Champaign ILL/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) and Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Adam and Sam talk about Champaign ILL on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.


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11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
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11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
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12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
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