Sunday, January 22, 2017

Week 18 TV Ratings and Analysis; How the Sitcoms Did

2016-17 Week 18 TV Ratings (first three nights Mon-Wed; Thu still prelim): 

Households: #1. CBS 5.33/9 rating/share (+27% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. NBC  3.76/7 (+6%); #3. ABC 2.91/5 (-14%); #4. Fox 2.42/4 (+10%); #5. The CW 0.62/1 (+5%).
Total Viewers: #1. CBS 8.574 million (+30% from first four nights week 17; #2. NBC 5.976 million (+6%); #3. ABC 4.641 million (-13%); #4. Fox 3.905 million (+12%); #5. The CW 0.990 million (+6%).
Adults 18-49: #1. NBC 1.43/5 rating/share (+5% in rating from first four nights week 17); #2. ABC 1.41/5 (+1%); #3. CBS 1.35/5 (+24%); #4. Fox 1.13/4 (+9%); #5. The CW 0.27/1 (+8%)

We have previous week's final ratings, Week 17 (1/9/17-1/15/17, LIVE+SD). NBC won the week in A18-49, boosted by a prime NFL playoff game (that was scheduled in prime due to weather), and did a 2.54 rating.  Fox was #2 with a 2.43 rating, helped by playoff NFL overruns on both Saturday &  Sunday.  CBS was #3 with a 2.17 rating, boosted by an NFL playoff game in prime on Saturday, while ABC did a 1.10 rating.  Among total viewers, CBS was #1 with 10.265 million, with NBC #2 at 9.050  million.  Fox was #3 with 7.640 million and ABC at #4 with 4.655 million.

For season to-date (9/19/16-1/18/17, LIVE+SD), NBC is 1 in A18-49 with a 2.31 rating, followed by Fox at #2 with a 1.72 rating, which is heavily inflated by a high 7-game World Series. CBS is  #3 with a 1.50 rating and ABC at #4 with a 1.25 rating. Among total viewers it is NBC #1 at 8.498 million, followed by CBS at #2 with 8.327 million, as NBC is up to #1 thanks to two NFL games a week. World Series boosted Fox still at #3 with 5.585 million but ABC at #4 is catching up with 5.281 million.

Back to week 18 (Jan. 16-22), 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 18 (Jan. 16-22) Analysis















Last Sunday (Jan. 15)(Week 17)This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
60 MinutesCBS7:00PM7,446,0008,218,000 (772,000)0.710.99 (0.28)
AFVABC7:00PM4,054,0004,591,000 (537,000)0.680.85 (0.17)
Bob's BurgersFox7:00PM

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The WallNBC7:00PM2,711,000
2,711,000 0.74
0.74 REPEAT
Golden Globe ArrivalsNBC7:00PM
6,120,000 (6,120,000)
1.29 (1.29)
Football Night in AmericaNBC7:30PM3,559,000
3,559,000 0.98
0.98
NCIS: LACBS8:00PM8,584,00010,406,000 (1,822,000)1.031.32 (0.29)
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM3,951,0004,624,000 (673,000)0.791.00 (0.21)
Golden GlobesNBC8:00PM
20,014,000 (20,014,000)
5.57 (5.57)8-11P
Football Night in AmericaNBC8:11PM23,077,000
23,077,000 7.06
7.06
NFL Post GameFox8:08PM28,860,00021,523,000 7,337,000 9.887.45 2.43
The SimpsonsFox8:14PM6,901,0008,187,000 (1,286,000)2.783.46 (0.68)1HR
NFL Playoffs on NBCNBC8:20PM37,113,000
37,113,000 11.96
11.96 820-1119P
Son of ZornFox8:40PM
4,263,000 (4,263,000)
1.84 (1.84)
Madam SecretaryCBS9:00PM7,535,0009,001,000 (1,466,000)0.740.90 (0.16)
To Tell the TruthABC9:00PM3,730,0004,289,000 (559,000)0.821.02 (0.20)
The MickFox9:14PM4,088,0003,996,000 92,000 1.661.80 (0.14)vs. Family
Family GuyFox9:44PM3,549,0003,581,000 (32,000)1.421.49 (0.07)vs Bob's
ElementaryCBS10:00PM4,357,0005,137,000 (780,000)0.540.67 (0.13)
ConvictionABC10:00PM2,237,0002,699,000 (462,000)0.420.51 (0.09)
DatelineNBC10:00PM

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Monday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PM8,644,0008,580,000 64,000 1.741.59 0.15 vs. Bang(R)
The BachelorABC8:00PM7,113,0006,542,000 571,000 2.342.10 0.24 8-10P
Celebrity ApprenticeNBC8:00PM4,333,0003,912,000 421,000 1.191.06 0.13 8-10P
GothamFox8:00PM3,691,000
3,691,000 1.20
1.20
Showtime at ApolloFox8:00PM
2,331,000 (2,331,000)
0.67 (0.67)
Howie Mandel All-StarCW8:00PM1,407,000
1,407,000 0.34
0.34 8-10P
SupergirlCW8:00PM
1,200,000 (1,200,000)
0.29 (0.29)
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PM7,703,0005,781,000 1,922,000 1.501.16 0.34 vs. Kevin(R)
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PM6,400,0005,032,000 1,368,000 1.470.99 0.48 vs. Man(R)
LuciferFox9:00PM3,974,000
3,974,000 1.10
1.10
Penn & Teller Fool UsCW9:00PM
1,135,000 (1,135,000)
0.30 (0.30)
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PM5,610,0005,039,000 571,000 1.131.00 0.13
ScorpionCBS10:00PM7,805,0004,886,000 2,919,000 1.190.68 0.51 vs. REPEAT
Big FanABC10:00PM3,040,0003,484,000 (444,000)1.000.97 0.03
Big FanABC10:30PM2,232,0002,754,000 (522,000)0.690.74 (0.05)
TimelessNBC10:00PM3,453,0002,760,000 693,000 0.880.80 0.08 vs. Wall










Tuesday

This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
NCISCBS8:00PM15,501,00010,089,000 5,412,000 1.861.05 0.81 vs. REPEAT
The MiddleABC8:00PM6,521,0007,297,000 (776,000)1.681.68 -
The WallNBC8:00PM6,623,0006,996,000 (373,000)1.721.73 (0.01)
New GirlFox8:00PM2,370,0002,481,000 (111,000)1.011.11 (0.10)
The FlashCW8:00PM979,0001,087,000 (108,000)0.300.31 (0.01)REPEAT
American HousewifeABC8:30PM5,321,0005,934,000 (613,000)1.501.49 0.01
The MickFox8:30PM2,765,0002,971,000 (206,000)1.091.16 (0.07)
BullCBS9:00PM11,110,000
11,110,000 1.47
1.47
Fresh off The BoatABC9:00PM3,907,000
3,907,000 1.17
1.17
This Is UsNBC9:00PM9,594,000
9,594,000 2.57
2.57
BonesFox9:00PM2,922,0003,310,000 (388,000)0.770.88 (0.11)
No TomorrowCW9:00PM584,000695,000 (111,000)0.210.21 -
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PM2,807,000
2,807,000 0.84
0.84
The Big Bang TheoryCBS9:55PM
5,478,000 (5,478,000)
0.87 (0.87)
NCIS: NOCBS10:00PM9,326,0005,156,000 4,170,000 1.180.66 0.52 vs. REPEAT
Agents of SHIELDABC10:00PM2,027,0002,715,000 (688,000)0.630.82 (0.19)
Chicago FireNBC10:00PM7,149,00010,480,000 (3,331,000)1.603.02 (1.42)vs. This










Wednesday
This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Undercover BossCBS8:00PM5,833,0006,075,000 (242,000)1.091.10 (0.01)
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PM5,504,0006,915,000 (1,411,000)1.491.97 (0.48)vs. Goldbergs
BlindspotNBC8:00PM4,730,0005,007,000 (277,000)0.891.00 (0.11)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM6,292,0006,479,000 (187,000)1.391.42 (0.03)
ArrowCW8:00PM828,000737,000 91,000 0.220.20 0.02 REPEAT
SpeechlessABC8:30PM5,393,0005,926,000 (533,000)1.601.75 (0.15)
People's Choice AwardsCBS9:00PM6,704,000
6,704,000 1.21
1.21 9-11P
Criminal MindsCBS9:00PM
7,536,000 (7,536,000)
1.41 (1.41)
Modern FamilyABC9:00PM4,551,0007,589,000 (3,038,000)1.352.33 (0.98)REPEAT
Law & Order: SVUNBC9:00PM6,460,0006,047,000 413,000 1.391.40 (0.01)
StarFox9:00PM3,958,0004,247,000 (289,000)1.231.39 (0.16)
FrequencyCW9:00PM734,000739,000 (5,000)0.200.21 (0.01)
black-ishABC9:30PM4,602,0005,684,000 (1,082,000)1.441.70 (0.26)
Code BlackCBS10:00PM
6,331,000 (6,331,000)
0.91 (0.91)
Match GameABC10:00PM3,507,0004,181,000 (674,000)0.991.09 (0.10)
Chicago P.D.NBC10:00PM7,112,0006,603,000 509,000 1.491.47 0.02










Thursday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
The Big Bang TheoryCBS8:00PM15,047,00010,260,000 4,787,000 3.301.88 1.42 vs. REPEAT
Grey's AnatomyABC8:00PM3,977,0005,187,000 (1,210,000)0.801.00 (0.20)REPEAT vs. Baking
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PM3,965,0004,332,000 (367,000)1.101.21 (0.11)vs. Superstore
Hell's KitchenFox8:00PM3,911,0003,973,000 (62,000)1.301.24 0.06
Legends of TomorrowCW8:00PM976,0001,072,000 (96,000)0.200.30 (0.10)REPEAT
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PM8,103,0007,145,000 958,000 1.701.42 0.28
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PM3,789,0003,642,000 147,000 1.101.07 0.03 FINALE
MomCBS9:00PM8,513,0007,386,000 1,127,000 1.701.35 0.35
ScandalABC9:00PM2,985,000
2,985,000 0.60
0.60 REPEAT
Taking the StageABC9:00PM
5,344,000 (5,344,000)
0.95 (0.95)
Chicago MedNBC9:00PM6,303,0006,867,000 (564,000)1.201.28 (0.08)
My Kitchen RulesFox9:00PM2,465,0002,511,000 (46,000)0.900.93 (0.03)
SupernaturalCW9:00PM857,000790,000 67,000 0.300.24 0.06 REPEAT
Life in PiecesCBS9:30PM6,910,0005,949,000 961,000 1.501.16 0.34
Pure GeniusCBS10:00PM5,308,0005,149,000 159,000 0.800.88 (0.08)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,871,000
4,871,000 0.90
0.90
The BlacklistNBC10:00PM4,949,0005,341,000 (392,000)1.001.02 (0.02)










Friday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
Challenge & ChangeCBS8:00PM4,890,0007,637,000 (2,747,000)0.701.12 (0.42)vs. MacGyver
Last Man StandingABC8:00PM6,920,0007,188,000 (268,000)1.301.30 -
GrimmNBC8:00PM4,230,0004,241,000 (11,000)0.800.80 -
RosewoodFox8:00PM2,900,0002,856,000 44,000 0.600.66 (0.06)
The Vampire DiariesCW8:00PM890,000951,000 (61,000)0.300.36 (0.06)
Dr. KenABC8:30PM4,670,0004,861,000 (191,000)1.000.93 0.07
Hawaii Five-0CBS9:00PM8,360,0009,688,000 (1,328,000)1.001.16 (0.16)
Shark TankABC9:00PM4,270,0005,858,000 (1,588,000)1.001.29 (0.29)REPEAT
Emerald CityNBC9:00PM2,790,0003,245,000 (455,000)0.700.79 (0.09)
Sleepy HollowFox9:00PM1,920,0002,139,000 (219,000)0.500.56 (0.06)
Crazy Ex-GirlfriendCW9:00PM560,000553,000 7,000 0.200.21 (0.01)
Blue BloodsCBS10:00PM9,750,00010,474,000 (724,000)1.201.27 (0.07)
20/20ABC10:00PM4,470,0005,868,000 (1,398,000)0.901.13 (0.23)
DatelineNBC10:00PM3,030,0003,466,000 (436,000)0.800.75 0.05










Saturday(PRELIMINARY #s) This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-This WkPrev WeekWk-to-Wk +/-
TitleNetworkTimeTotal Viewers18-49 RtgNotes
RansomCBS8:00PM3,620,000
3,620,000 0.40
0.40
NFL Divisional PlayoffCBS8:00PM
29,816,000 (29,816,000)
9.38 (9.38)
NBA CountdownABC8:00PM2,410,000
2,410,000 0.60
0.60
To Tell the TruthABC8:00PM
2,439,000 (2,439,000)
0.37 (0.37)
Figure SkatingNBC8:00PM2,810,000
2,810,000 0.40
0.40 8-11P
DatelineNBC8:00PM
4,077,000 (4,077,000)
0.72 (0.72)
Lethal WeaponFox8:00PM1,850,0003,695,000 (1,845,000)0.401.25 (0.85)REPEAT
NBA Saturday PrimeABC8:30PM3,000,000
3,000,000 1.00
1.00 830-11P
48 Hours MysteryCBS9:00PM3,890,000
3,890,000 0.60
0.60
Match GameABC9:00PM
2,376,000 (2,376,000)
0.47 (0.47)
StarFox9:00PM1,200,0001,823,000 (623,000)0.300.62 (0.32)REPEAT
48 Hours MysteryCBS10:00PM4,540,000
4,540,000 0.80
0.80
Match GameABC10:00PM
2,415,000 (2,415,000)
0.53 (0.53)
SNL(R) NBC10:00PM
3,093,000 (3,093,000)
0.70 (0.70)


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 18 (Jan. 16-22) 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 TheoryCBS8:00PMThu15,047,0003.30
The SimpsonsFox8:00PMSun6,901,0002.781-HR
Kevin Can WaitCBS8:00PMMon8,644,0001.74
The Great IndoorsCBS8:30PMThu8,103,0001.70
MomCBS9:00PMThu8,513,0001.70
The MiddleABC8:00PMTue6,521,0001.68
The MickFox9:00PMSun4,088,0001.66
SpeechlessABC8:30PMWed5,393,0001.60
American HousewifeABC8:30PMTue5,321,0001.50
Life In PiecesCBS9:30PMThu6,910,0001.50
Man with a PlanCBS8:30PMMon7,703,0001.50
Fresh off the BoatABC8:00PMWed5,504,0001.49
2 Broke GirlsCBS9:00PMMon6,400,0001.47
black-ishABC9:30PMWed4,602,0001.44
Family GuyFox9:30PMSun3,549,0001.42
Modern FamilyABC9:00PMWed4,551,0001.35REPEAT
Last Man StandingABC8:00PMFri6,920,0001.3
Fresh off the BoatABC9:00PMTue3,907,0001.17
The Odd CoupleCBS9:30PMMon5,610,0001.13
The Good PlaceNBC8:30PMThu3,789,0001.10FINALE
The Good PlaceNBC8:00PMThu3,965,0001.10
The MickFox8:30PMTue2,765,0001.09
New GirlFox8:00PMTue2,370,0001.01
Dr. KenABC8:30PMFri4,670,0001.0
The Real O'NealsABC9:30PMTue2,807,0000.84
The GoldbergsABC8:00PMWed

preempted
Son of ZornFox8:30PMSun

preempted
Bob's BurgersFox9:30PMSun

preempted
SuperstoreNBC8:00PMThu

preempted
Brooklyn Nine-NineFox8:30PMSun

preempted
The Last Man on EarthFox9:30PMSun

preempted
Animation DominationFox7:00PMSun

preempted
Great NewsNBC8:00PMThu


MarlonNBC9:30PMThu


PowerlessNBC8:30PMTue


Trial & ErrorsNBC9:00PMTue


Superior DonutsCBS9:30PMThu


Downward DogABC9:00PMTue


Imaginary MaryABC9:30PMTue


Making HistoryFox8:30PMSun



SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, January 16

The Goldbergs - "The Pina Colada Episode" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Murray and Geoff team up to pull Beverly, Barry and Erica out of their shared misery that Lainey has left town. Adam’s dread of gym class is amplified when Coach Mellor’s brother, Coach Nick (guest star Bill Goldberg), arrives and uses fear as a motivator. Meanwhile, Coach Mellor (guest star Bryan Callen) prepares for the next step of his life.

Schooled - "Lainey's All That" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Hoping to gain respect among her colleagues at school, Lainey comes up with a misguided plan to give an awkward and insecure student a full makeover. Meanwhile, Principal Glascott and Coach Mellor take friendly competition to a new level when they are both romantically interested in the math teacher.

Modern Family - "Blasts from the Past" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Phil and Claire decide to take a cycling tour through Italy before they become grandparents, and Dylan (guest star Reid Ewing) introduces them to his mom who has an interesting past. Meanwhile, Cameron and Mitchell discover some interesting reading material in Lily’s room and decide to confront her about it, while Gloria and Jay discover their respective great uncles may have fought on opposing sides of a war.

Single Parents - "All Aboard the Two-Parent Struggle Bus" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Will’s ex, Mia (Vanessa Bayer), shows up unexpectedly for Sophie’s birthday, Will gets frustrated that she undermines his rules with Sophie. Angie tries to help Will cope by having a fun girls’ night at her place and by giving some co-parenting advice, but Poppy reveals and Will quickly learns that Angie isn’t the best advice giver. Meanwhile, inspired by Mia’s humanitarian work, Miggy and Graham decide to give some items to charity but regret it immediately and seek out help from Douglas to get the items back.

The Big Bang Theory - "The Grant Allocation Derivation" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Leonard is caught between a rock and a hard place when he’s responsible for distributing extra grant money. Also, Bernadette turns the backyard playhouse into a hideaway from her husband and kids.

Young Sheldon - "A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Mary bans Sheldon from reading a mature comic book, and Sheldon decides it’s time to stop living under Mary’s thumb.

Schitt's Creek - "The Crowening" / "Love Letters" (Pop, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Moira films a movie in Bosnia, hoping to revive her career, while David tries to take his relationship to the next level; Moira loses sleep stressing over old love letters, while David and Stevie get held up at the store.

grown-ish - "In My Feelings" (Freeform, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The gang waits for the mysterious drop of a modern-day musical genius.

You're the Worst - "The Pin in My Grenade" (FXX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Jimmy and Gretchen reveal that they're forgoing a traditional wedding, opting instead for a courthouse elopement.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 14)

Wednesday, January 16

  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie/Malibu Country) and Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) - Watch Lily and Jane on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Don Cheadle (Black Monday/House of Lies/The Golden Palace) - Don appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC. He also talks about Black Monday on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
  • Pete Holmes (Crashing) - Pete is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show/My Boys/The Ellen Show/Welcome to New York) - Jim visits Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Frankie Shaw (SMILF/Blue Mountain State) - Frankie stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC. Frankie and Rosie O'Donnell (Gimme a Break!) also talk about Showtime's SMILF on NBC's Today in the 10am hour.
  • Cobie Smulders (Friends from College/How I Met Your Mother) - Cobie appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College/Playing House/Gary Unmarried) - Keegan-Michael stops by Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at 11pm.
  • Lena Waithe (Master of None) - Lena is a guest on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
  • Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) - Andy drops by E!'s Busy Tonight at 11pm.
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens/Anything But Love/Operation Petticoat) - Jamie Lee chats on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly talks about All These Small Moments on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 11:30am ET.
  • Allison Janney (Mom/Mr. Sunshine) - Allison is a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl visits The Wendy Williams Show, so check your local listings.
  • The Cast of Schitt's Creek - Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Daniel Levy and Annie Murphy will be on NBC's Today in the 9am hour.
  • Sam Richardson (Champaign ILL/Detroiters/Veep) - Sam talks about the YouTube original Champaign ILL on the BUILD Series at 5pm.


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Step by Step - The Complete Third Season Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season Fuller House - The Complete Third Season The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season The Game - The Complete Series

11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/16 - Man with a Plan - Season One
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
11/28 - The Great Indoors - Season 1 (The Complete Series)
12/04 - Family Guy - Season Sixteen
12/04 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Sixth Season
12/18 - Our Cartoon President - Season One
01/08 - Family Guy - 20 Greatest Hits
01/22 - Fuller House - The Complete Third Season
01/22 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Fourth Season (WBShop.com)
01/29 - Ballers - The Complete Fourth Season (Blu-ray)
01/29 - Crashing - The Complete Second Season
01/29 - The Game - The Complete Series
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