Six candidates, no clear leader in the polls and a looming primary were prologue for what was the smallest Democratic debate yet.
Amid the questions, interruptions and answers, we tracked minute by minute how much each candidate talked throughout the evening.
In the December debate, Bernie Sanders spoke the most, with Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren close on his heels. In November, Warren took the largest share of the time, followed by Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.
Read NBC News' live blog of the seventh Democratic debate, see our live-updating graphic tracking candidate attacks on one another and see what happened in the previous debate in our sixth Democratic talking time tracker.