Monday, October 31, 2016

Decades Network Has Cop Show Binge in November; Young & Hungry Gets 5th Season on Freeform

Decades Network, the multicast TV network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announces the Decades Cop Show Binge special programming lineup for November. Featuring cops on the beat and detectives on the street, Decades will present continuing "binge-style" episodes of different classic TV cop shows every weekday from 2:00 pm/ET to 1:00 am/ET, and all weekend long beginning Saturdays at 1:00 pm/ET. The Decades Cop Show Binge kicks off on Tuesday, November 1 and continues everyday through Sunday, December 4. For the first time ever on Decades, the November Cop Show Binge will bring a singular month-long programming theme to the network's unique daily schedule, offering episodes from 27 of the greatest TV police and detective series of all time. Spanning several decades of TV entertainment, the Cop Show Binge will feature multiple episodes from different series each day, including The Untouchables, Peter Gunn, Honey West, Hawaii Five-O, Mannix, Ironside, The Mod Squad, Police Woman, McCloud, The Rookies, Vega$, Hills Street Blues, T.J. Hooker, The Commish, 21 Jump Street, Wiseguy and others. Full line-up:

November 1 - McCloud
November 2 - Matt Houston
November 3 - Ironside
November 4 - Honey West
November 5, 6 - Wiseguy
November 7 - Cannon
November 8 - Mannix
November 9 – Hill Street Blues
November 10 - Police Woman
November 11 - 77 Sunset Strip
November 12, 13 - Peter Gunn
November 14 - The Commish
November 15 – The Rookies
November 16 - Columbo
November 17 - McMillan & Wife
November 18 - 21 Jump Street
November 19, 20 - The Saint
November 21 - Barnaby Jones
November 22 - The Untouchables
November 23 - Hawaii Five-O
November 24 - Hunter *Thanksgiving Day*
November 25 - The Streets of San Francisco
November 26, 27 - Police Story
November 28 - Vega$
November 29 - T.J. Hooker
November 30 - Wiseguy
December 1 - Burke's Law
December 2 - The Mod Squad
December 3, 4 - 77 Sunset Strip


Young & Hungry

Freeform picked up a fifth season of the hit original sitcom Young & Hungry. The new season will kick off production this week and will premiere in 2017. The comedy wrapped up its fourth season on August 3 with strong season-to-season gains in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, powered by double digits increases across male demographics. The series was the No. 1 original ad-supported cable comedy for Summer 2016 in Adults 18-34 and cable TV's No. 1 series on Wednesdays at 8 o'clock across key target Adults 18-34, Viewers 12-34 and Female (W18-34/W18-49/F12-34) demographics. The series and cast have been nominated for seven Teen Choice Awards and two People's Choice Awards since its premiere in the summer of 2014. The series stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley and Rex Lee. Young & Hungry joins fellow Freeform sitcom Baby Daddy in a renewal, as Baby Daddy returns for a sixth season soon.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Week 6 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 6 TV Ratings (first four nights Mon-Thu): 

Households: #1. Fox 7.61/13 rating/share (+224% in rating from first four nights week 5); #2. CBS 5.28/9 (-20%); #3. NBC 4.53/8 (-7%); #4. ABC 3.92/7 (even); #5. The CW 1.07/2 (+1%).
Total Viewers: #1. Fox 12.952 million (+237% from first four nights week 5); #2. CBS 8.430 million (-22%); #3. NBC 7.206 million (-7%); #4. ABC 6.067 million (-1%); #5. The CW 1.703 million (+1%).
Adults 18-49: #1. Fox 3.63/12 rating/share (+188% in rating from first four nights week 5); #2. NBC 1.73/6 (-6%); #3. CBS 1.52/5 (-37%); #4. Fox 1.39/5 (-1%); #5. The CW 0.59/2 (-3%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 5 (10/17/16-10/23/16, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, thanks to SNF and did a 2.05 rating.  CBS settled for #2 thanks with a 1.98 rating powered by an NFL overrun on Sunday. ABC was #3 with a 1.27 rating, while Fox was #4 with a 1.06 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 9.943 million, with NBC #2 at 7.703 million.  ABC was #3 with 5.441 million and Fox at #4 with just 3.110 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-10/27/16, LIVE+SD), NBC is #1 in A18-49 with a 2.11 rating, followed by CBS at #2 with a 1.89 rating. Fox jumps to  #3 with a 1.61 rating boosted by a few World Series games and ABC now at #4 with a 1.41 rating. Among total viewers it is CBS #1 at 9.545 million, followed by NBC at #2 with 7.736 million, ABC at #3 with 5.916 million and Fox at #4 with 5.064 million.

Back to week 6 (Oct. 24-30), 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 6 (Oct. 24-30) Analysis















Last Sunday (Oct. 23)(Week 5)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:35PM15,993,00010,422,000 5,571,000 2.991.18 1.81
AFVABC7:00PM4,420,0004,447,000 (27,000)0.760.80 (0.04)REPEAT
The SimpsonsFox7:00PM1,382,000
1,382,000 0.54
0.54 REPEAT
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM5,405,0003,534,000 1,871,000 1.791.11 0.68
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PM3,014,00015,384,000 (12,370,000)1.415.51 (4.10)vs. OT
NCIS: LACBS8:35PM11,395,00010,887,000 508,000 1.681.40 0.28
Once Upon a TimeABC8:00PM3,401,0003,527,000 (126,000)1.021.08 (0.06)
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:00PM9,150,0008,316,000 834,000 3.072.83 0.24
The SimpsonsFox8:00PM3,362,0007,442,000 (4,080,000)1.543.04 (1.50)
Sunday Night FootballNBC8:30PM17,707,00013,595,000 4,112,000 6.024.91 1.11 831-1214A
Son of ZornFox8:30PM2,271,0003,775,000 (1,504,000)1.011.52 (0.51)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:35PM9,043,0009,097,000 (54,000)1.081.06 0.02
Secrets & LiesABC9:00PM3,069,0003,463,000 (394,000)0.700.85 (0.15)
Family GuyFox9:00PM2,492,0003,667,000 (1,175,000)1.231.63 (0.40)
Last Man on EarthFox9:30PM2,140,0002,663,000 (523,000)0.871.08 (0.21)
ElementaryCBS10:35PM5,389,0005,206,000 183,000 0.770.72 0.05
QuanticoABC10:00PM2,789,0003,041,000 (252,000)0.710.77 (0.06)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM7,909,00014,196,000 (6,287,000)1.663.47 (1.81)vs. Bang
Dancing w/the StarsABC8:00PM11,030,00010,547,000 483,000 1.631.58 0.05 8-10P
The VoiceNBC8:00PM11,173,00011,384,000 (211,000)2.742.70 0.04 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,477,0003,323,000 154,000 1.141.15 (0.01)
SupergirlCW8:00PM2,651,0002,663,000 (12,000)0.820.93 (0.11)
Man With a PlanCBS8:30PM7,419,0008,541,000 (1,122,000)1.602.06 (0.46)PREMIERE vs. Kevin
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM5,601,0005,664,000 (63,000)1.391.53 (0.14)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,550,0003,626,000 (76,000)1.031.10 (0.07)
Jane the VirginCW9:00PM1,100,0001,089,000 11,000 0.430.40 0.03
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM4,871,0004,579,000 292,000 1.101.12 (0.02)
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,025,0007,172,000 (147,000)1.221.27 (0.05)
ConvictionABC10:00PM4,743,0004,238,000 505,000 0.820.73 0.09
TimelessNBC10:00PM5,474,0005,861,000 (387,000)1.311.49 (0.18)










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM14,075,00014,764,000 (689,000)1.751.80 (0.05)
The MiddleABC8:00PM5,716,0006,021,000 (305,000)1.501.50 -
The VoiceNBC8:00PM9,408,00010,353,000 (945,000)2.112.49 (0.38)
World Series Fox8:05PM19,368,000
19,368,000 5.57
5.57 805-1148P
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PM
2,053,000 (2,053,000)
0.91 (0.91)
The FlashCW8:00PM2,800,0002,665,000 135,000 1.041.04 -
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,202,0005,751,000 (549,000)1.591.65 (0.06)
New GirlFox8:30PM
1,809,000 (1,809,000)
0.97 (0.97)
BullCBS9:00PM11,611,00012,285,000 (674,000)1.501.57 (0.07)
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,976,0004,095,000 (119,000)1.241.32 (0.08)
This Is UsNBC9:00PM8,675,0009,705,000 (1,030,000)2.412.64 (0.23)
Scream QueensFox9:00PM
1,428,000 (1,428,000)
0.57 (0.57)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM776,000807,000 (31,000)0.270.29 (0.02)
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM3,224,0002,906,000 318,000 0.980.93 0.05
NCIS: New OrleansCBS10:00PM9,616,0009,531,000 85,000 1.331.23 0.10
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.ABC10:00PM2,298,0002,342,000 (44,000)0.760.75 0.01
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM6,934,0007,401,000 (467,000)1.591.65 (0.06)










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
SurvivorCBS8:00PM8,295,0008,585,000 (290,000)1.851.89 (0.04)
The GoldbergsABC8:00PM6,413,0007,569,000 (1,156,000)1.782.22 (0.44)vs. Charlie Brown
BlindspotNBC8:00PM5,204,0005,239,000 (35,000)1.111.17 (0.06)
World SeriesFox7:04PM17,392,000
17,392,000 4.76
4.76 704-1112P
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM
6,658,000 (6,658,000)
1.70 (1.70)
ArrowCW8:00PM1,872,0001,789,000 83,000 0.690.64 0.05
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,853,0006,437,000 (584,000)1.691.98 (0.29)vs. Toy
Criminal Minds CBS9:00PM7,658,000
7,658,000 1.56
1.56
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM7,381,000
7,381,000 2.26
2.26
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM5,849,000
5,849,000 1.49
1.49
EmpireFox9:00PM

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FrequencyCW9:00PM990,0001,043,000 (53,000)0.310.33 (0.02)
black-ishABC9:30PM5,742,000
5,742,000 1.71
1.71
Code BlackCBS10:00PM5,668,0007,390,000 (1,722,000)0.981.78 (0.80)vs. Debate Analysis
Designated SurvivorABC10:00PM5,958,0008,274,000 (2,316,000)1.232.28 (1.05)vs. Debate Analysis
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM5,814,0008,298,000 (2,484,000)1.302.48 (1.18)vs. Debate Analysis










Thursday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM14,309,0008,446,000 5,863,000 3.392.45 0.94 vs. NFL Kick
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM8,165,0008,174,000 (9,000)2.222.14 0.08
SuperstoreNBC8:00PM4,213,0004,182,000 31,000 1.291.03 0.26
RosewoodFox8:00PM3,393,000
3,393,000 0.82
0.82
Rocky Horror PictureFox8:00PM
4,954,000 (4,954,000)
1.69 (1.69)
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM1,753,0001,795,000 (42,000)0.570.65 (0.08)
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM8,814,000
8,814,000 1.91
1.91 PREMIERE
CBS NFL ThursdayCBS8:30PM
14,202,000 (14,202,000)
4.52 (4.52)
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,885,0003,788,000 97,000 1.180.97 0.21
MomCBS9:00PM7,023,000
7,023,000 1.48
1.48 PREMIERE
NotoriousABC9:00PM3,754,0003,885,000 (131,000)0.810.87 (0.06)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM7,106,0006,704,000 402,000 1.471.23 0.24
PitchFox9:00PM2,905,000
2,905,000 0.82
0.82
SupernaturalCW9:00PM1,683,0001,610,000 73,000 0.590.64 (0.05)
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM5,960,000
5,960,000 1.41
1.41 PREMIERE
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM6,229,000
6,229,000 1.05
1.05 PREMIERE
How To Get Away/MurderABC10:00PM4,069,0004,291,000 (222,000)1.201.17 0.03
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM5,515,0005,317,000 198,000 1.161.06 0.10










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
MacGyverCBS8:00PM7,262,0007,946,000 (684,000)1.001.08 (0.08)
Charlie Brown PumpkinABC8:00PM4,066,000
4,066,000 1.00
1.00 REPEAT 8-9P
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM
6,441,000 (6,441,000)
1.13 (1.13)
Caught on CameraNBC8:00PM2,731,0003,300,000 (569,000)0.600.64 (0.04)
World SeriesFox8:00PM17,684,000
17,684,000 4.70
4.70 8-11P
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM
3,377,000 (3,377,000)
1.05 (1.05)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM919,000983,000 (64,000)0.400.39 0.01
Dr. KenABC8:30PM
4,425,000 (4,425,000)
0.81 (0.81)
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,360,0009,512,000 (1,152,000)1.001.18 (0.18)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,356,0005,424,000 (1,068,000)1.101.28 (0.18)
DatelineNBC9:00PM4,322,0005,361,000 (1,039,000)0.901.01 (0.11)9-11P
The ExorcistFox9:00PM
1,873,000 (1,873,000)
0.72 (0.72)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM478,000526,000 (48,000)0.200.18 0.02
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM8,763,00010,033,000 (1,270,000)1.101.09 0.01
20/20ABC10:00PM3,521,0004,031,000 (510,000)0.700.88 (0.18)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Crimetime SaturdayCBS8:00PM
3,203,000 (3,203,000)
0.61 (0.61)REPEAT
Saturday Night FootballABC8:00PM
6,478,000 (6,478,000)
1.83 (1.83)8-11P
Dateline MysteryNBC8:00PM

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SuperstoreNBC8:00PM
1,513,000 (1,513,000)
0.27 (0.27)
World SeriesFox8:00PM
2,343,000 (2,343,000)
0.65 (0.65)8-11P vs. College Football
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM

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Movie: Identity ThiefNBC8:30PM
2,313,000 (2,313,000)
0.56 (0.56)
Crimetime SaturdayCBS9:00PM
3,625,000 (3,625,000)
0.49 (0.49)
Lethal WeaponFox9:00PM

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48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM
3,812,000 (3,812,000)
0.61 (0.61)
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 6 (Oct. 24-30) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu14,309,0003.39
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed7,381,0002.26
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu8,814,0001.91PREMIERE
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed6,413,0001.78
black-ishABC9:30PMWed5,742,0001.71
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,853,0001.69
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon7,909,0001.66
Man with a PlaceCBS8:30PMMon7,416,0001.60PREMIERE
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,202,0001.59
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun3,362,0001.54
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue5,716,0001.50
MomCBS9:00PMThu7,023,0001.48PREMIERE
Bob's BurgersFox7:30PMSun3,014,0001.41
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu5,960,0001.41PREMIERE
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon5,601,0001.39
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu4,213,0001.29
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,976,0001.24
Family GuyFox9:00PMSun2,492,0001.23
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,885,0001.18
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon4,871,0001.10
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun2,271,0001.01
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue3,224,0000.98
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun2,140,0000.87
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun1,382,0000.54REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri

preempted
New GirlFox8:30PMTue

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:00PMTue

preempted
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri

preempted
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:30PMThu


Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Superior DonutsCBS9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun


The MickFox8:30PMTue



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Tuesday, December 12

The Middle - "The Christmas Miracle" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Christmastime, and Frankie and Sue are devastated after Axl informs them that he’s not going to church this year because he’s beginning to question his faith. Meanwhile, Mike goes to war with the Glossner kids after they keep defacing his new, giant inflatable snowman; and Brick goes all out in an attempt to wrap his first present for a planned Christmas Yankee Swap.

Fresh Off the Boat - "Do You Hear What I Hear?" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
As head of the HOA Christmas committee, Jessica threatens to cut the neighborhood caroling this year due to last year’s rocky performance. However, Deirdre says that her friend Holly (Paula Abdul), who teaches “Performance and Movement,” will help get everyone into tip-top, melodic shape. Meanwhile, Marvin becomes suspicious of Honey when she goes to see “Titanic” at the movies without him; Nicole develops her first girl crush and struggles with how to get her attention.

black-ish - "Sugar Daddy" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Dre is diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and after talking to Pops, he’s resolved to curing himself. Things come to a head at the Stevens & Lido holiday party. Meanwhile, Jack is convinced that baby Devante hates him, so he enlists Junior and Diane’s help.

The Mayor - "Grey Christmas" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
After visiting a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve, Courtney realizes things for the needy could be improved and pledges to make it a joyous Christmas that every family deserves. But when he learns he doesn’t have the budget to deliver on his promise, Courtney loses hope and his holiday spirit which leads to a magical “It’s A Wonderful Life” moment that makes him realize he has the gift needed to pull off a Christmas miracle.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Game Night" / "The Favor" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Rosa asks for Jake's help to deliver important information to her parents, but their plan goes awry when they assume the two are in a relationship; Seamus Murphy comes back to redeem an ethically questionable favor owed by Capt. Holt.

Teachers - "Let It Flow" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Ms. Cannon discovers that one of her students is an artistic prodigy. Mrs. Adler and Ms. Watson take the mini-society competition to a new level.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 11)

Tuesday, December 12

  • Tom Hanks (Bosom Buddies) - Catch Tom on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He also talks about The Post on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt/30 Rock) - Jane appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Ari Graynor (I'm Dying Up Here/Bad Teacher) - Ari is a guest on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
  • Niecy Nash (The Soul Man/Getting On/Do Not Disturb/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Bill Pullman (1600 Penn) - Bill stops by Steve, so check your local listings.
  • Miles Brown (black-ish) - Miles appears on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth/Lady Dynamite/Suburgatory) - Ana talks about Fox's A Christmas Story Live! on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) - Noah talks about Dear Evan Hansen on the BUILD Series at 4pm.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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