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YXK is currently the television network with the highest overall

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YXK is currently the television network with the highest overall number of viewers. Among YXK's programs, Bliss has the highest numbers of viewers. So Bliss currently has more viewers than any other program on television.

The flawed reasoning exhibited by the argument above is most similar to that exhibited by which one of the following?

(A) Soccer players suffer more leg injuries, on average, than any other athletes at this university. Linda Wilson has suffered more leg injuries than any other soccer player at this university. Thus, Linda Wilson is the athlete at this university who has suffered the most leg injuries.

(B) Teachers at our school have won more teaching awards, on average, than teachers at any other school in this city. Janna Patel is the teacher who has won the most awards in the city. So Janna Patel is the best teacher at our school.

(C) The Olson Motor Company manufactures the three best-selling automobile models in the country. The Decade is the Olson Motor Company's best-selling model. Thus, the Decade is the best-selling model in the country.

(D) In this city the highest-paid police officer earns more than the highest-paid firefighter, and the lowest-paid police officer earns more than the lowest-paid firefighter. So in this city police officers earn more, on average, than firefighters do.

(E) Falling Fast is the film that is currently earning the most at the box office in the country. The most successful film in the country is typically the one that is showing in the most theaters. So Falling Fast is probably the film that is currently showing in the most theaters.
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YXK is currently the television network with the highest overall number of viewers. Among YXK's programs, Bliss has the highest numbers of viewers. So Bliss currently has more viewers than any other program on television.

The flawed reasoning exhibited by the argument above is most similar to that exhibited by which one of the following?

(A) Soccer players suffer more leg injuries, on average, than any other athletes at this university. Linda Wilson has suffered more leg injuries than any other soccer player at this university. Thus, Linda Wilson is the athlete at this university who has suffered the most leg injuries.

(B) Teachers at our school have won more teaching awards, on average, than teachers at any other school in this city. Janna Patel is the teacher who has won the most awards in the city. So Janna Patel is the best teacher at our school.

(C) The Olson Motor Company manufactures the three best-selling automobile models in the country. The Decade is the Olson Motor Company's best-selling model. Thus, the Decade is the best-selling model in the country.

(D) In this city the highest-paid police officer earns more than the highest-paid firefighter, and the lowest-paid police officer earns more than the lowest-paid firefighter. So in this city police officers earn more, on average, than firefighters do.

(E) Falling Fast is the film that is currently earning the most at the box office in the country. The most successful film in the country is typically the one that is showing in the most theaters. So Falling Fast is probably the film that is currently showing in the most theaters.


In C we are told Olson manufactures the three best selling models in the country. So we already know they have the model which is selling more cars than any other model in the country.
Then we get to know that decade is the best selling model so it logically follows that Decade is the best selling model in the country. There is no flaw there.

Whereas in the question: We are told YXK has the most number of overall viewers and Bliss is the program with the highest number of viewers. But does this mean Bliss is the most watch show in the country? No
Let us consider the below example:
YXK has 120 shows with a total viewership of 120,001 viewers. 119 shows have 1,000 viewers each and Bliss as 1,001 viewers hence making it YXKs most watch the show.
We could have another TV network ABC which has 24 shows and overall viewership of 48,001. 23 shows have 2,000 viewers each and 1 show has 2,001 viewers. In this case that 1 show has higher viewership than Bliss and shows the flaw in the reasoning of the argument.

Similar flaw exists in A, making it the correct answer.
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