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RATINGS: The Young and The Restless Has Strong Week! Shows Gains In Total Viewers & Women 18-49 Demo!

The ratings are out for the week of August 18th through August 22nd, 2o14, and this time its The Young and the Restless who performed overall best from the four network daytime dramas.  Y&R gained in total viewers with +69,000 bringing its tally to 4,468,000.  That is the shows largest weekly audience since July 25th.

In addition, Y&R finally made some significant gains and headway in the all important women 18-49 demo adding +86,000, and putting some distance between them, and second place in the demo, General Hospital!  Y&R is now over 150,000 up on the ABC soap opera.  For the rating share, Y&R delivered 1.2/09 and that is the best showing since back in April of this year.

In story, looks like Nick (Joshua) putting the pieces together of who Mariah (Camryn) truly is, and Neil’s (Kristoff St. John) blindness and more, started to perk up the viewers who want to see action in the town of Genoa City!

The only other soap in the plus column in total viewers was The Bold and the Beautiful who added +61,000 and remained in second place of the four soaps, and also added viewers in the women’s 18-49 and 25-54 demo.  GH and DAYS were down in total viewers and demo categories this ratings week.  You can see the entire ratings picture courtesy of SON here.

So, what is perking your interest again these days on Y&R, that is finally showing some uptake?  Share your thoughts below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Y&R has had some improvement in storyline: Days is still entertaining but it needs a shot in the arm and hopefully its Melissa Archer…sorry but Jordan and Rafe need to go unless things improve with them stat…lets bring back Hope and Julies bro Steve Olsen once again played by Stephan Schnezter…Steve could be a new love interest for Kate and the new resident bad boy like Nick was(older mature version)…Steve sold fake antiques when last seen in 1979…the actor seemed to be interested…in a 2013 interview he thought that a return wouldve happened 14 years ago…please Days bring him back…GH… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

If they ever do a female “Dumb & Dumber” we have two leads. Maxi and “Noclulu.” Lulu is kidnapped and the first thing she asked Dumbte is how is Rocco! Secondly, why not just dial the number and tell the police they are okay and throw the phone back on the floor so that the police can trace the call and Levi wouldnt be so suspicious when he returns. No, they are gabbing away and he walks in and catches them and now they are on the run. Who cares if they ever get rescued!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

lol…i agree…especially with the dumb and dumber part!!!

harry
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harry

I agree too. And speaking of Dumber and Dumber as well as the word “too,” Timm, did you know a sequel to that movie is coming out?
It’s called “Dumber and Dumber to.” That just cracks me up.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Timmm…y-e-s…female “Dumb & Dumber” MOST DEFINITELY!!!!! To me, Lulu is SOMEWHAT DUMB…but…Maxie is A WHOLE LOT MORE DUMBER!!!!! And, all of this is starting to make me ROOT FOR Levi (NuHaircut and all)…a TRULY SCARY THOUGHT…LOL!!!!! Timmm, most of all, you hammered it PERFECTLY ON THE HEAD with the last sentence of your posting…to which I say…as far as I’m concerned, B-O-T-H of those ditzes (Lulu and ESPECIALLY Maxie) can STAY KIDNAPPED!!!!! Oh, Well.

Take care, dude. A-C-E-S!!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

After 20 years, Yes a real sequel is coming out to Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels on November 14th. Cannot wait!

robert
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robert

Y&R has been great lately. Stories are finally moving and are intriguing. The acting performances on Y&R have been amazing.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

With all due respect, I must disagree. The only thing on Y&R that is keeping me interested is Mariah’s parentage. Other than that? It is a snore…JMO. I am sick of Nikki’s revisiting the bottle ,which by now is so stale. I have been watching this woman since I was 14…. That’s almost 15 years ago….and, her storylines all revolve around the bottle. She has no fortitude…you would think that after all these years she could handle any problem she encounters….her only solution is …” Cheers, down the hatch”?

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

my big beef with Nikki

for the love of god… what is Victor ?

what trail… trait… treat… treaty does he bare

what ensnares your Nikki?

it takes all I can bare… to wanna wallop her character and supply her with drink

at least MTS… can act out…. her own Nikki emptied out

and trials and tribulations later… it’s snore… back at the starting gate with macho Newmans

LOL

I stand ready… guarded for Nikki and Victoria

LIVE Nikki

celebrate your individualism (s)

Victors no less, nearby, cared truly

Nikki

give yourself some stamina and venture yours

Patrick
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Patrick

i could cry for her

such angst, fret, nirvana

bubble up your passion Nikki

Timmm
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Timmm

You must be watching reruns of old shows! Mariah is good, the bad is Jack had something on Victor when he picked up Victor’s note at Kay’s memorial but chickened out and put it back in the bowl, and the ugly is anything Winters!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

It isn’t clear if you are alluding to me, Timmm…but, I agree. I did say that Mariah’s storyline is stealing the show. I might add, though, that the bridal dress scene…was it a bridal gown? Whatever…it looks like a scene right out of CRIMINAL MINDS.

GH50
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GH50

GH lost 100,000 viewers and was down in all demos for the week, a week following the kidnapping of two legacy characters and the shooting of the former police commissioner. Now of course that sounds a lot more exciting than the horrible writing, production and directing actually was for all of that, but let’s go with it. The previous Thursday, 8/14, Mac is shot and Maxie and Lulu are kidnapped. The next day Friday, Aug 15, nothing followed up. We are treated to idiot Franco and Nina in an elevator, Piph and Milo pining over each other and some more… Read more »

harry
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harry

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?

davlestev1
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davlestev1

ROFLMAO

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I agree with everything you say…no continuity whatsoever, pointless filler plots that stagnate the show, and when it does get somewhat interesting it starts to go downhill with the writing and pacing like you said…and who walks a shooting victim up to the tenth floor…ridiculous…i had to bury an infant so that part of the storyline is difficult to watch as it is so i wont comment further on that…it was a boring week on GH and i was only entertained when certain actors were on but they like Anna had very little to do!!!

su0000
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su0000

lol

You are way too overly involved ….. whoa..

You seem to hate what you are watching yet you’re punishing yourself by watching it and taking note of all you hate…..
.( personally overly involved in the soaps syndrome, is a thing….

Soaps are make believe.. usually not logical .. they are soaps lol ..
— one can not make reality from fiction / not possible 🙂

Long live the soaps.. the good, bad and ugly of them is priceless!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, now, su0000. I always enjoy what you write. But, I must disagree…there have been, and still are, and always will be, many psychos who make reality out of fiction. These sickos mimic fictional travesties , tragedies and butchering of human lives on a daily basis…they are out there. So, one CAN make reality out of fiction, just as one can make fiction out of reality. These two facts are intertwined…one goes hand-in-hand with the other.

DidjaNoit
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DidjaNoit

Yes, soaps are make believe, but they are a specific genre of writing called Serial Drama. All of Charles Dickens’ works were first published as serial drama. Now imagine if the newspapers publishing Great Expectations as a serial, suddenly decided to throw A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and Bleak House into the middle of Great Expectations, and failed to inform the readers of what they were doing. That is what FV/RC do with GH. Those of us who know from past experience how these shows should be written and produced, shouldn’t have to just settle for a comic book version… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Yeah…. after all, its not like GH needs or wants those 99,000 viewers they lost…. to heck with all of them. If they don’t like amateur productions too bad for them!

aria
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aria

GH50 i agree with you, the continuity is bad on this show, and the pacing too. i knew the milo and epiphany scene was more like a filler for the hour, wish got me thinking that they had to either reshoot some stuff, or delay airing other stuff like Robin and “jason” coming back. they probably thought they were going to get Billy Miller to play Jason and he bailed and they had to fill the show with filler storyline that are going nowhere. maybe they should get a co headwriter because i think RC can’t handle writing for this… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL I do take exception to the rule… that , how dare they, diss fans and audience alike… that, when Mac was shot… i expected it to be the shot heard ’round the world I was crying… and deflated.. the next day and after that… that it took that LONG to see him finally showing up at the hosp. LOL @Harry Ms. Lincoln… knew this was coming… she’s resigned herself that to throw any more bait hook and switch is merely an exercise in futile attempt to discount aware keeping up with lauded GH is so full of “w’ holes”… Read more »

Lawrence
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Lawrence

Gh has no follow up with the Victor Cassadine story. We get more Sabrina, Nina, and Franco. They wonder why the ratings tanks. I think they really don’t care unless the show hits lows again like it did last year.

Sammie Jo
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Sammie Jo

Oh this can’t be true! After all the predictions of the demise of Y&R when MM left. lol

harry
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harry

Y&R has gotten better–a lot better. Some folks were complaining because Mariah turned out to be Cassie’s twin sister. They were feeling let down because it was so predictable. I don’t know where folks got the idea that good story telling always has to yield forth a great surprise (see plot devices, ie GH’s Ron Carlivati) because it doesn’t. Mariah being Cassie’s twin was actually a viable explanation to why they are each other’s doubles. The important thing is there was some solid character driven writing which followed through with the reveal not to mention some damned fine acting by… Read more »

harry
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harry

My main complaint about Y&R is the utter waste of Tristan Rogers, When he is on the small screen, he lights up the joint just by allowing his natural, easy-going charisma and sense of humor to come through. The problem is they have yet to give this man a storyline worthy of his talent. How many times must we see him meet up in secret with some shady loan shark in which Colin delivers the same old line,”I will have the money for you soon but do not involve my family”? Or to Cane,”I’m fine, son. Don’t worry about me,… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Harry,
your writing is just fine.. Mine is written with an accent lol
Americans don’t speak and write in Queens English, these days..
Proper english went out decades ago (altho spoken and written by those that need to be proper)
We proudly speak ”American” and that is whatever is spoken/written ..

Be proud to speak American!! we rock !!

and- I agree!
Tristan should be back on GH . he kicked ass being Scorpio..
Now at Y&R he is Jills old Duffus and that is sad to see the great Scorpio being degraded 🙁 ..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Dont worry about badly written posts…im certain you notice mine arent so great(due mainly to past and present medically problems) but as long as we get our points made thats all that really matters…most posters wouldnt be able to comment if we all had to be perfect writers…GH is badly written and some dont seem to mind it…lol…you always have some of the most interesting comments and you have been very witty too, especially with suOOOO…i enjoy an occasionaly chuckle from you…T.R. is wasted at Y&R …not much better than what was written for him at GH…i do agree that… Read more »

harry
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harry

Jim–I only notice your sparkling prose which makes me laugh more than you know. Thank you.

Shay
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Shay

Harry….TR’s biggest problem is that he is in the wrong fictional location!!!!!….”Colin” needs to bid “Genoa City” adieu once and for all, so that “Robert” can return from “Wisconsin” to “Port Chuck” where his sparkling, cheeky personality can shine for all to see. GH is just crying out for his presence!

su0000
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su0000

C’mon guys..
Ratings are up and down up and down, a rollercoaster..
always have been and will be… no big deal if one goes up and one goes down (unless by a million) That is what ratings do, go up and down LOL 🙂
I do not give ratings any hoopla..

The only thing I care about is;
If I like my soap and enjoy it.. If it has only a 100 viewers it wouldn’t matter as long as I liked watching it 🙂

(next week the ratings will switch and go up and down like the always.. )

harry
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harry

Stop it Su00, I don’t know how to react when you’re nice to me!

Timmm
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Timmm

I love Roger Howarth. He has to be embarrassed to be Franco. It is a horrible character that is not clicking with viewers. I love Michelle Stafford. She is great and she will find her way. Roger needs a reboot. GH fans would not be pissed if you turn him into Stephan Cassadine. Its a soap, we wont care. Michelle needs to act with people on her level. On Y&R she acted with Peter Bergman. He is a legend! On GH Michele acts with Silas, Sam, and Rosalie. You see her character come to life when her and Roger were… Read more »

KMB
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KMB

Sorry, but this GH fan would be pissed if Roger Howarth turned into Stefan Cassidine. There are still many fans who will only except a return of Stephen Nichols in the role of Stefan. There are other Cassadines out there if Roger needed to be turned into another character. I get what your saying about Franco, but frankly switching Roger around from character to character over and over would most likely be frustrating… both for him and his fans.

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh listen, I would love Stephen Nichols back first. I just dont know if he is interested in reprising the role? There was a rumor almost two years ago of a new Cassadine coming to Port Charles named Valentine, oddly around February 2013 but it never happened. Cast Roger as this new Cassadine.

KMB
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KMB

That would definitely make more sense. Stefan is Nikolas’ older uncle. The rumor is still out there that someday it might be revealed that Stefan is really Nikolas’ father. Since Roger Howarth and Tyler Christopher are only about four years apart, I couldn’t picture Roger playing Tyler’s father, lol. So yes, making Roger another Cassadine or even a member of another Port Charles family would work out much better. In the mean time, I do hope for a return someday of Stephen Nichols….He would really stir up the Cassadines. 🙂

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Agree…Roger would be better as a Cassidine!!!

su0000
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su0000

lol Roger Howarth/Franco is awesome!! The old bones from OLTL can let Todd go,Todd is dead and gone, move on peoples. Roger Howarth is an actor and his Franco is great!! Love Franco .. Roger Howarth is legended as a soap actor, none better.. Franco will have his 180 turn, wait for it.. I hope he goes ballistic and kills Robin!! GH is unique.. and it has a special kind of audience.. The GH fans are colorful people with big opinions and we are not passive.. It takes a certain type of person to see the beauty of GH, yah!… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt watch OLTL. Franco to me, can be redeemable but his character is boring. Redeeming the James Franco portrayal or Franco is tough because we liked him as an unpredictable psycho. Its like Victor Cassadine. His character is interesting because he is an evil Cassadine. If you redeemed Victor and had Victor dressed as Santa at the GH storytelling event, he would be boring. Franco’s only hope is to live on the edge with Nina.

Rose
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Rose

I think some of these ratings have to come from strong performances from Ray Price who plays Ian Ward. I was lucky this weekend to meet him at Fan Expo where he was a guest . Since it’s a sci-fi/fantasy show I think he was mainly there for RoboCop, but I’ve enjoyed him in many roles including 24 and Mad Men. Was able to have a nice chat with him and tell him he’s been really, really bad on Y&R. He was very nice and just laughed. Had to hold myself back from asking him what comes next. And he… Read more »

Rose
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Rose

Mistake…Ray Wise, not Price.

Lawrence
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Lawrence

I am happy to see Y and R’s increase in ratings. They have turned the show around in some of the storylines. It is definitely an improvement and I think the writers are finding there balance in their stride. I like the mix of vets and newbies.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Y&R may have had a strong week (or whatever) in terms of ratings, but, in terms of OVERALL storytelling????? H-A!!!!! I’m N-O-T buying it. No. I will say this, though: In terms of the Y&R character canvas (or whatever), here is what I think are the show’s current strengths:
1. Anita
2. Esther
3. Gloria
4. Jack
5. Jill
6. Kelly
7. Kevin
8. Lauren
9. Mariah
10. Mark (aka that Detective Harding dude)
11. Michael
12. Stitch
13. Traci
As for the rest of them (character-wise)…never mind.

Peace.

damien
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damien

great news for y n r !!!! Fave show ! background music is getting better, but still miss the old score, it s important to the show and distinct heightens every scene! y n r needs to continue and build the romance pull of relationships! why isnt leslie worried about neil, will she be there to pick up the pieces after hilarys exposed? whats up with leslies quickie wedding to dr.barton? is abby and tyler romance already finished? it was so sweet and innoncent until it was dumped , just as sweet is austin and summer! these young and older… Read more »

George
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George

They need the original music it would help improve the show greatly!!

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DAYS Alum Molly Burnett Promoted To Series Regular on ‘Queen of the South’

Wanna know where you can find Salem’s Melanie Layton, sorta?  You can watch her killing it on USA’s drama Queen of the South.  That”s where former Days of our Lives star, Molly Burnett has just been upped to series regular for the show’s upcoming fifth season.

According to Deadline who broke the news, Burnett will continue to play her complex and delicious role of Kelly Anne.

Soap fans Molly as Melanie on DAYS from 2008-2016 and when she stepped into play the role of Maxie Jones for Kirsten Storms on General Hospital in 2016.

Queen of the South is based on the bestselling book La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America.

Burnett’s Kelly Anne is a frequent member of Teresa’s drug operation, has already killed her abusive husband, was an informant, and had a cocaine habit.  When viewers last saw Kelly Anne she was finding her sobriety and her way back into the Teresa’s operations in New Orleans.

Since exiting Days in 2014, Burnett has also been seen on  CSI: Cyber, Relationship Status and True Blood. 

So intrigued to watch Molly on Queen of the South? Comment below.

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Days of our Lives Returns To Production After Temporary Halt Amid COVID-19

UPDATED:  According to Deadline  the cast and crew of NBC’s Days of our Lives will actually be returning tomorrow, October 20th to begin taping ahead of schedule after a positive Covid-19 test shut production down originally scheduled for two weeks.

The outlet cited, “Following a thorough investigation including contact tracing, quarantines, testing, and a deep cleaning of the studio, the health and safety experts at Days of our Lives have determined that it was safe to return to production before the end of the two-week period. As a result, the show will be back on set tomorrow Oct 20.”

The word of the early return initially got out Monday, although at that time unconfirmed by the show, apparently, via a posting by Lauren Koslow on her Instagram account where she is pictured in a Kate Roberts outfit in her dressing room.

Koslow shared: “Stepping into Monday in alice + olivia black velvet,” She also tagged the post #dressingroomselfie and the words. “Stay strong.”

She also added a quote from poet Maya Angelou: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”

So, happy to hear it seems like DAYS is back … once again? Comment below!

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Kristian Alfonso Bids Farewell to DAYS as Final Episode Airs Today Sharing; “Thank YOU From The Bottom Of My Heart For Welcoming Me Into Your Homes All Of These Years”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 marks the final appearance of Kristian Alfonso’s iconic run as Hope Williams on NBC’s Days of our Lives, a role she played on and off for more than 37 years.  Make no mistake about it, Alfonso was a staple of Salem and the DAYS family since she made her debut back in 1983.

However, over the summer viewers learned she would not be returning to the show when the series began production again in September, after she was told they were planning on resting the character of Hope for five months or so.  A decision that prompted Kristian to make a decision to leave the show for good and start a new chapter in her life.

To celebrate her run and to say a thank you to everyone at the show and her enduring fans, Kristian posted a video on her Instagram account of some backstage moments through the years to the tune of “I’ve Had The Time Of My Life”.  She accompanied her post with these words of thanks to everyone that has been by her side every step of the way:  “Being today is my last airshow, I wanted to share some of my favorite memories onset & behind the scenes I hope you enjoy it.  Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your homes all of these years.  And making me a part of your lives #xoxo ❤️  Thank you Ken & @nbcuniversal @nbc for a #beautiful #ride . #❤️ #😘”

 

So, are you sad that Kristina will be gone for DAYS on-screen after today?  Share your thoughts om this, her final airdate, via the comment section below.

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