RKOLSEN from other thread...
TV shows in New York, were a suburb has become a hot spot, have forgone studio audiences. Effective today all ABC TV studio programs filmed in NY will not have an audience which includes Live with Kelly & Ryan, The View, the second hour of GMA (which is upstairs with an audience), GMA 3 (which is at 1 PM with an audience upstairs) and the Tamron Hall Show (but today’s show was filmed yesterday). Dr. Oz which is taped that ABC’s YV Center but is not affiliated with ABC/Walt Disney in any way appeared to be audience less today along with The Wendy Williams Show which is filmed elsewhere.
With these audience cancellations I wonder if The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers will forego audiences as well. If I recall some of them (under prior hosts) went audience less during Hurricane Katrina.
Live and The View’s audience was filled with about a dozen producers. I’m sure the late night shows could fill a decent amount of seats as they tape when the work day is over and staffers can fill the seats.
Additionally a Telemundo Producer based 30 Rock who I follow on Instagram showed pages or interns trying to give tickets away to Riverdance at Radio City Music Hall but they appeared unsuccessful. Normally that shows booked up.
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