NBC Sports Registers 2nd-Most Watched Premier League Season Ever





NBC Sports Registers 2nd-Most Watched Premier League Season Ever, with Record 12 Matches Topping 1 Million Viewers
For the ninth consecutive year, all 10 Premier League matches on the season’s final Sunday were presented live, simultaneously (11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET) across Peacock and the networks of NBCUniversal.
[via press release from NBC Sports]
NBC SPORTS REGISTERS 2ND-MOST WATCHED PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON EVER, WITH RECORD 12 MATCHES TOPPING 1 MILLION VIEWERS

Season Concludes with Most-Watched Championship Sunday Ever with Coverage Across Peacock and Networks of NBCUniversal

Peacock’s Second Season with Extensive Premier League Content Features More Than 200 Live Matches, Studio Shows, On Demand Replays and Premier League TV Channel

USA Network Becomes U.S. Cable Home of the Premier League

NBC Sports’ Premier League Mornings Studio Show Visits Iconic Venues Throughout Season

Washington, D.C. Tops Local Market Ratings for Full Season

STAMFORD, Conn. – May 24, 2022 – NBC Sports’ 2021-22 presentation of the Premier League – culminating on “Championship Sunday” with down-to-the-wire competition for the league title, top four positioning, and relegation – registered the second-most watched season in U.S. TV history (behind only 2015-16) and set big-game viewership records.

NBC Sports averaged a Total Audience Delivery of 507,000 viewers per TV match window (includes NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBCSN) for the 2021-22 season – second-best ever and up 21% from last season (414,000) (does not include exclusive Peacock streaming or Spanish-language telecasts).

In addition, a record 12 matches this season averaged a TAD of at least 1 million viewers – 50% above the prior record (eight in 2020-21 and 2015-16).

For the ninth consecutive year, all 10 Premier League matches on the season’s final Sunday were presented live, simultaneously (11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET) across Peacock and the networks of NBCUniversal – matching 2019 as the most-watched Championship Sunday ever with a TAD of 2.2 million viewers across all platforms.

Sunday’s Manchester City-Aston Villa match on NBC and Peacock posted a TAD of 955,000 viewers – marking the most-watched Championship Sunday match on record – while Liverpool-Wolverhampton Wolves on USA Network was the most-watched Championship Sunday cable match on record (681,000).

In addition, NBC Sports presented extensive final Sunday pre-match and post-game shows on Peacock and USA Network, with extra, exclusive coverage on Peacock. The post-match shows highlighted champions Manchester City once again lifting the trophy, interviews, and final thoughts and analysis on the 2021-22 season.

NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE TOURS ICONIC VENUES AND EVENTS

On Championship Sunday, NBC Sports’ commentary teams were onsite at both The Etihad and at Anfield with both Manchester City and Liverpool in title contention. Sunday’s trip culminated a season of visits to iconic venues and events for NBC Sports’ Premier League Live studio show:

Date Venue Event
Oct. 23-24 Los Angeles Coliseum Premier League Mornings Live Fan Fest
Feb. 8-13 SoFi Stadium Home of Super Bowl LVI
April 8 St. James’ Park Newcastle v. Wolverhampton Wanderers
April 9 Villa Park Aston Villa v. Tottenham
April 10 Etihad Stadium Manchester City v. Liverpool
May 7 Churchill Downs 148th Kentucky Derby
May 22 Anfield* Liverpool v. Wolverhampton Wanderers
*live coverage also presented from The Etihad

PREMIER LEAGUE 2021-22 VIEWERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS

· Since kicking off its Premier League coverage in August 2013, NBC Sports has presented 28 of the 30 most-watched live Premier League matches ever in the U.S. across all platforms.

· NBC Sports kicked off the season with its most-watched Opening Weekend since 2015, posting a Total Audience Delivery average of 640,000 viewers (across five Saturday-Sunday match windows).

· NBCSN’s opening Sunday Tottenham-Manchester City match posted a Total Audience Delivery average of 836,000 viewers to rank No. 2 all-time among opening weekend cable matches (behind only Christian Pulisic’s PL debut, Manchester United-Chelsea, 8/11/19, 1.01 million).

· The Liverpool-Chelsea match on NBC and Peacock on August 28 delivered a TAD of more than 1.4 million viewers to rank as the most watched live Premier League match in U.S. history.

· USA Network’s Manchester City-Liverpool game on April 10 registered a TAD of 1.1 million viewers to rank as the second most watched cable match in U.S. history.

· A record 1.3 billion minutes of NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage was consumed on the NBC Sports YouTube channel.

· Video viewership across NBC Sports Soccer’s handles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram increased by 63 percent over the 2020-21 season, while overall engagement on those platforms was up 58%.

· The 2 Robbies and Premier League on NBC podcasts delivered record highs in monthly downloads in each of the final three months of the season.

· The free-to-play game Premier League Pick ‘Em continued to help grow the NBC Sports Predictor app userbase to more than 1.73 million fans, who have made nearly 45 million contest entries since the platform’s launch in December 2018.

Throughout the season, NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage featured a wide range of innovations and milestones. Among the highlights:

· PEACOCK COMPLETES SECOND FULL SEASON OF NBC SPORTS’ PREMIER LEAGUE COVERAGE: Peacock featured more than 200 live matches, studio shows and replays, as well as the Premier League TV channel (PLTV). Throughout the season, Peacock presented matches live in both English and Spanish, as well as Premier League Goal Rush, featuring live whip-around coverage. For the first time, Telemundo Deportes’ Andres Cantor called Premier League matches in English – exclusively on Peacock.

· USA NETWORK BECOMES U.S. CABLE HOME OF PREMIER LEAGUE: On January 1, USA Network became the cable home of the Premier League with a New Year’s Day tripleheader. As noted above, USA Network’s Manchester City-Liverpool on April 10 is the second most watched cable match in U.S. history and this past Sunday’s Liverpool-Wolverhampton Wanderers is the most-watched Championship Sunday cable game on record.

· EXTENSIVE COVERAGE ON PODCASTS & NBC SPORTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL: NBC Sports continued Premier League discussion across all platforms, with a wide range of digital programming, highlighted by The 2 Robbies and The Lowe Down podcasts, which delivered season-ending editions from on the pitch at Anfield. In March, as part of NBC Sports’ celebration of women’s history, The 2 Robbies released a series of episodes featuring interviews with Sky Sports’ Karen Carney, the Women of Watford hosted by Hornets defender, Christian Kabasele, Norwich City’s Head of Emerging Talent, Mariela Nisotaki, Premier League referee, Sian Massey-Ellis, and Tottenham performance psychologist, Helen Richardson-Walsh.

· SEASON #8 OF THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW: Hosted by popular soccer personalities Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, THE MEN IN BLAZERS SHOW returned for an eighth season with big-name guests including John Oliver, Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Mark Cuban, Tottenham’s Heung-min Son, Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Brentford’s Christian Eriksen, USMNT and RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams, Leeds United head coach Jesse Marsch, Chelsea Women’s Super League Club manager Emma Hayes, Joe Seaward and Dave Bayley of the Band ‘Glass Animals,’ musician Fatboy Slim, and more.

· MORE SPANISH-LANGUAGE COVERAGE THAN EVER: Miami-based Telemundo Deportes – the exclusive Spanish language home of the Premier League in the U.S. – presented more live matches than ever before across Telemundo, Universo and Peacock.

· NBC SPORTS ENHANCED CONTENT WITH POINTSBET INTEGRATION: PointsBet, the official sports betting partner of NBC Sports, was integrated into this season’s Premier League coverage in various ways, including pre- and post-match odds features and ticker rotations with main betting markets throughout studio show programming.

· NBC SPORTS SUPPORTS ZERO CARBON INITIATIVE OF SKY SPORTS AND TOTTENHAM: NBC Sports’ on-site production of the Sept. 19 Tottenham-Chelsea match supported the zero carbon (#GameZero) initiative by Sky Sports and Tottenham, streamlining production personnel at the grounds, and utilizing electrical and bicycle transport to the match for on-air and production staff.

Local TV Ratings

Following are the U.S. TV markets with the highest average season-long ratings on Premier League telecasts on NBC/USA Network/NBCSN:

Top 15 Local Market Ratings, NBC/USA/NBCSN
1. Washington, D.C.
2. Norfolk
3. Cincinnati
T4. Philadelphia
T4. Raleigh
T6. New York
T6. Richmond
8. Buffalo
9. Ft. Myers
T10. Hartford
T10. Miami
T10. San Francisco
T10. Baltimore
14. Sacramento
15. Providence

The 2022-23 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of August 6-7.

-NBC SPORTS-



‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: MAY 24 – MAY 31





‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: MAY 24 – MAY 31

Tuesday, May 24: Guests include Ewan McGregor, Annie Murphy and comedian Jackie Fabulous. Show #1660

**Wednesday, May 25: Guests include Jon Hamm, Jen Psaki and Jimmie Johnson. Show #1661

Thursday, May 26: Guests include Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly, Harry Kane and musical guest Lainey Wilson. Show #1662

**Friday, May 27: Guests include Josh Charles, Bashir Salahuddin and musical guest OneRepublic. Show #1663

**Monday, May 30, Guests include Chris Pratt, Benedict Wong and musical guest Ingrid Andress. (OAD 5/5/22)

**Tuesday, May 31: Guests include Shawn Mendes (co-host) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (OAD 4/29/22)

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NBCUniversal and Target Scene in Color Film Series Returns This Summer





NBCUniversal and Target Scene in Color Film Series Returns This Summer
Will Packer will reprise his role as host and mentor for the program, introducing audiences to this year’s rising talent: Tayo Amos, Jane Chow, and Josh Leong.
[via press release from NBC]
NBCUNIVERSAL AND TARGET SCENE IN COLOR FILM SERIES RETURNS THIS SUMMER

Award-Winning Producer Will Packer Reprises Role as Mentor and Host to New Rising Creators

· NBCUniversal and Target are teaming up for a second year in a row for the return of the Scene in Color Film Series.

· The second year of the Scene in Color Film Series premieres on Tuesday, May 24 with custom content launching across the company’s ad-supported streaming service, Peacock, as well as Rotten Tomatoes.

· Will Packer will reprise his role as host and mentor for the program, introducing audiences to this year’s rising talent: Tayo Amos, Jane Chow, and Josh Leong.

· All summer long, viewers will be able to access each creator’s diverse, engaging short films along with one-on-one interviews with Will Packer across NBCUniversal One Platform. And each creator will receive a blind script deal with the company.

· From Tayo Amos, audiences will have a front-row seat to a Black Jazz singer who makes a stand during the civil rights movement.

· From Jane Chow, viewers tuning in will follow a young Chinese-American teenager living through the COVID-19 pandemic.

· And from Josh Leong, the abandoned children crisis in Ethiopia will be in the spotlight, bringing that conversation to the forefront.

· During this year’s series, audiences will be transported into each rising talent’s selected work, creative process and personal experience through custom content produced by Creative Partnerships @ NBCU.

· Target is also tapping into Peacock’s successful, high-impact Spotlight Ad innovation that will highlight the series’ anthem spot for many viewers tuning-in to the platform.

· “Target is thrilled to partner with NBCU for a second consecutive year, and support more amazing films with fresh perspectives that need to be seen and heard on the biggest stages,” said Maurice Cooper, Target Senior Vice President of Marketing. “As we aim to create more equity and representation within storytelling and media, this partnership has afforded us the opportunity to blaze new trails for the next generation of diverse creators. Together, our future is a bright one.”

· “We are better as an industry, a community and frankly as a country, when we elevate diverse voices. Returning to the Scene in Color film series to do exactly that is a privilege I take great pride in accepting,” said award-winning producer Will Packer. “It’s incredible to see how we are expanding the program further showcasing the work of Tayo Amos, Jane Chow, and Josh Leong and their impactful stories. I’m honored to be part of this project with NBCUniversal and Target turning these artists dreams into a reality.”

· “At NBCUniversal we are committed to telling the stories that entertain, inform and shape the world around us,” said Peter Blacker, Executive Vice President Agency Partnerships & Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “Part of that commitment is ensuring we are reflecting our reality that spotlights unique, authentic and diverse voices and backgrounds. I am thrilled for us to be partnering again with Target on this second Scene in Color Film Series continuing to bring to life this mission across our One Platform for viewers everywhere.”

· “The Scene in Color film series is a perfect example of the power of content and partnerships coming together to celebrate and elevate creative storytelling,” said Josh Feldman, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “This program has allowed for our Creative Partnerships team, together with Target, to work hand in hand with fellow artists, and shine a light on important and compelling stories. I look forward to our viewers getting to know each of this year’s filmmakers, and re-acquainting themselves with the talent from last year’s inaugural launch.”

· Check out this year’s filmmakers full stories in June and catch up with last year’s creators – Addison Wright, Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah, and Kristian King – on Peacock and Rotten Tomatoes.



NBC SATAMTIME SCHEDULE AS OF: 05/23/2022





NBC SATAMTIME SCHEDULE AS OF: 05/23/2022

“WILD CHILD”

“BACK TO THE OUTBACK (WLC222)”

ORIGINAL

05/28/2022 (09:00AM – 09:30AM) (Saturday) :

“WILD CHILD”

“BACK TO THE OUTBACK (WLC222)”

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05/28/2022 (09:00AM – 09:30AM) (Saturday) :

“ONE TEAM: THE POWER OF SPORTS”

“OVERCOMING THE ODDS (TPS222)”

ORIGINAL

05/28/2022 (09:30AM – 10:00AM) (Saturday) :

“ONE TEAM: THE POWER OF SPORTS”

“OVERCOMING THE ODDS (TPS222)”

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05/28/2022 (09:30AM – 10:00AM) (Saturday) :

“EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER”

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“EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER”

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05/28/2022 (10:00AM – 10:30AM) (Saturday) :

“EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER”

“THE MARCH FOR MAMMALS (EDD420)”

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05/28/2022 (10:30AM – 11:00AM) (Saturday) :

“EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER”

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‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: MAY 23 – MAY 27





‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: MAY 23 – MAY 27

**Monday, May 23: Guests include Rachel Dratch, Sadie Sink and musical guest Turnstile. Show #1659

Tuesday, May 24: Guests include Ewan McGregor, Annie Murphy and comedian Jackie Fabulous. Show #1660

**Wednesday, May 25: Guests include Jon Hamm and Jimmie Johnson. Show #1661

**Thursday, May 26: Guests include Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly, Harry Kane and musical guest Lainey Wilson. Show #1662

Friday, May 27: Guests include Bashir Salahuddin and musical guest OneRepublic. Show #1663

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LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ MAY 23 – MAY 27





LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ MAY 23 – MAY 27

Monday, May 23: Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night) and Samara Weaving (The Valet). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1297.

**Tuesday, May 24: Guests Drew Barrymore (The Drew Barrymore Show), Chris Parnell (Senior Year) and Chef Kwame Onwuachi (My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef: A Cookbook). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1298.

Wednesday, May 25: Jennifer Connelly (Top Gun: Maverick), Chloe Fineman (Father of the Bride) and Danielle Ponder (Performance: “So Long”). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1299.

Thursday, May 26: Jon Hamm (Top Gun: Maverick), Julio Torres (I Want To Be A Vase) and Six the Musical (Performance: “Get Down”). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1300.

Friday, May 27: Guests Miley Cyrus, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There). (OAD 5/16/22)

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COMING UP ON NBC NEWS’ ‘TODAY’ MAY 23 – MAY 27





COMING UP ON NBC NEWS’ ‘TODAY’ MAY 23 – MAY 27

Monday, May 23

(7-9 a.m.) Hugh Jackman on The Music Man on Broadway. TODAY Best Sellers: Hidden Gems with Adrianna Brach.

(9-10 a.m.) Catching Up with Jay Ellis. On the Money: Coach Through Life Stages with Lacy Garcia. Let’s Get Packing Series: What to Bring on a Road Trip with Amy E. Goodman. Cooking with Cal: Minestrone. Q + A TODAY.

(10-11 a.m.) Guests: Emmy Rossum on Angelyne. Solve My Space with Jill Bauer. Read with Jenna Author: Shelby Van Pelt on Remarkably Bright Creatures. Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses with Jenn Falik.

Tuesday, May 24

(7-9 a.m.) Jon Hamm on Top Gun: Maverick. TODAY’s Summer Savings: Summer Travel Deals as Memorial Day Kicks Off. TODAY Table Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month with Grace Young.

(9-10 a.m.) Exclusive Announcement: Big Brothers Big Sisters with Artie Stevens. 28-Year-Old Stroke Survivor and Dr. Shahram Majidi. She Made It: Copper Cow Coffee with Jill Martin. Men’s Health Grooming Awards with Richard Dorment. TODAY Table: Walmart/AAPI with Grace Young.

(10-11 a.m.) Guest: Lainey Wilson Interview & Performance. Blair Underwood on Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers. Throwing the Perfect Baby Shower with Evette Rios. Bra Dilemmas with Kimmay Caldwell.

Wednesday, May 25

(7-9 a.m.) Honoring Our Military TODAY Exclusive: Jenna Bush Hager Aboard the USS Bataan as Fleet Week Returns to New York. TODAY Wellness with Jay Shetty. Steals & Deals with Jill Martin: Tech. TODAY Style: Swimsuit Season Is Here with Liz Plosser.

(9-10 a.m.) Citi Music Series: Gavin DeGraw. Catching Up with Coach Mike Krzyzewski. Catching Up with Laverne Cox. Wellness Wednesday: Lupus Warrior on Her Journey. Generation Next with Tayo Amos, Josh Leong and Jane Chow.

(10-11 a.m.) The Scoop with Justin Sylvester. Hoda & Jenna Wheelin’ & Dealin’ in NYC. TODAY Food: Lucas Sin. Summer Gadgets with Steve Greenberg. Best Beach Reads with Jasmine Guillory.

Thursday, May 26

(7-9 a.m.) Mind Matters: Parents of College Athletes Who Died By Suicide Speak Out to Help Others. First All-Black Climbing Team to Reach Mount Everest. Read More TODAY: Beach Reads with Isaac Fitzgerald and Jasmine Snow.

(9-10 a.m.) Mind Matters: Carson Daly on Emi Beihold’s Song Numb Little Big. Google Summer Travel Tips & Trends with Justin Burr. Impact Thursday: Foster Nation. Bon Appetit’s Trendy Junk Foods to Try with Mackenzie Fegan. Shop All Day: Ready. Set. Summer with Makho Lovu.

(10-11 a.m.) Guest: Machine Gun Kelly. TODAY Food: Start of Summer Grilling with Alex Guarnaschelli. Hot Nail Trends with Tom Bachik.

Friday, May 27

(7-9 a.m.) Mind Matters: Peloton Instructor Kendall Toole Shares Her Mental Health Journey. Mike Tirico Live From the Indy 500. Honoring Our Military TODAY: Struggles Veterans Face After Leaving Service and the Program Created to Help. TODAY Food: BBQ Season Begins with Kevin Bludso.

(9-10 a.m.) Food for Thought with Katie Skare. Let’s Get Packing: What to Bring on a Plane with Bahar T. SuperFood Friday: Summer Salads and Sangria Pops with Joy Bauer. Graduation Speech: Inspiration Mashup.

(10-11 a.m.) Glen Powell on Top Gun. Just the Good News. Denim Trends with Orly Shani. Beautiful Summer Lawns with Lou Manfredini. Weekend Watch List with Nikki Novak.



‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: MAY 20 – MAY 27





‘THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON’ LISTINGS: MAY 20 – MAY 27

Friday, May 20: Guests include Fred Armisen, Chloë Sevigny, Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast and musical guest Måneskin. Show #1658

Monday, May 23: Guests include Miles Teller, Sadie Sink and musical guest Turnstile. Show #1659

Tuesday, May 24: Guests include Ewan McGregor, Annie Murphy and comedian Jackie Fabulous. Show #1660

Wednesday, May 25: Guests include Jon Hamm. Show #1661

**Thursday, May 26: Guests include Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly and Harry Kane. Show #1662

**Friday, May 27: Guests include Rachel Dratch, Bashir Salahuddin and musical guest OneRepublic. Show #1663

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LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ MAY 20 – MAY 27





LISTINGS FOR NBC’S ‘LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS’ MAY 20 – MAY 27

Friday, May 20: Guests Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Bobby Moynihan (Mr. Mayor). Derrick Wright sits-in with the 8G Band. (OAD 5/9/22)

Monday, May 23: Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night) and Samara Weaving (The Valet). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1297.

Tuesday, May 24: Guests Kristin Chenoweth (My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves), Chris Parnell (Senior Year) and Chef Kwame Onwuachi (My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef: A Cookbook). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1298.

Wednesday, May 25: Jennifer Connelly (Top Gun: Maverick), Chloe Fineman (Father of the Bride) and Danielle Ponder (Performance: “So Long”). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1299.

Thursday, May 26: Jon Hamm (Top Gun: Maverick), Julio Torres (I Want To Be A Vase) and Six the Musical (Performance: “Get Down”). Ulf Mickael Wahlgren sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 1300.

**Friday, May 27: Guests Miley Cyrus, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey (The Office BFFs: Tales of The Office from Two Best Friends Who Were There). (OAD 5/16/22)

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