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Nets delay fall launches

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, several broadcasters have modified their schedules. ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox all pushed back their fall debuts (to September 24, as of press time), acknowledging viewers' preoccupation with the news. The as yet unanswered question for each of the broadcasters is whether audience's tastes will have permanently changed. Reality continues to populate the airwaves - Survivor: Africa (CBS), Love Cruise (Fox) and Lost (NBC) are only three of the offerings this season - but it remains to be seen whether they'll still draw the ratings they once did.
October 1, 2001

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, several broadcasters have modified their schedules. ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox all pushed back their fall debuts (to September 24, as of press time), acknowledging viewers’ preoccupation with the news. The as yet unanswered question for each of the broadcasters is whether audience’s tastes will have permanently changed. Reality continues to populate the airwaves – Survivor: Africa (CBS), Love Cruise (Fox) and Lost (NBC) are only three of the offerings this season – but it remains to be seen whether they’ll still draw the ratings they once did.

On the cable front, channels are also picking their programming carefully. The Travel Channel, for example, has indefinitely delayed the broadcast of Jordan: The Royal Tour, and replaced such series as Where Disasters Happen and Dambreak Disasters with what it has deemed more innocuous fare.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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