ABC Stepping Away From “Reality”?

ABC says it will wean itself off reality TV (the genre was described by one ABCer as “crack cocaine” for its seductiveness to programmers). “They all just look the same. They’re all focused on interpersonal, petty relationships. They generally have some kind of vote-out mechanism. Many of them seem to get progressively more salacious.” Or could it be that ratings for “reality” TV are just way down this summer?