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Emmys broadcast to suffer competition on Sunday

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Nov 04, 2001 | 9:02am EST

Television viewers might have a difficult time picking what to watch come Sunday night.

The twice-delayed Emmys, airing on the first weekend of the November "sweeps'' period, will face the competition among other networks, Reuters reported. A decisive Game 7 of the World Series will air on Fox, the animated movie Toy Story 2 will air on ABC, and part one of the World War II miniseries Uprising on NBC. Also on cable, HBO will air the final chapter of another wartime miniseries, Band of Brothers, Reuters reports.

The Emmy ceremony, hosted by comedian Ellen DeGeneres, was delayed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and again on Oct.7 after the U.S. received more threats.

The West Wing and The Sopranos will go head-to-head for the night's top honors. The telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET.

"It's going to be quite a night of TV if the seventh game (of the World Series) gets on,'' Marc Berman, an analyst for Mediaweek told Reuters. "When networks have the right programming on, when it's diversified and interesting, there still can be an audience for the Emmys and the miniseries.''

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