Time slot face-off
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) vs. The Amazing Race (CBS)
The two multiple-Emmy-award-winning reality shows go at it again. When it comes to an amazing ratings, however, we’re betting the house on the always reliable Home Edition.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX) vs. Chuck (NBC)
Ladies flock to Dancing With the Stars during this hour, so which superpowered sophomore series will entice young men? We give Terminator‘s brawn a slight edge over Chuck‘s brain.
Fringe (FOX) vs. The Mentalist (CBS)
The pair both have solid lead-ins (House and NCIS), but CBS’ procedural-loving audience will likely help The Mentalist outdraw cult-powered Fring in total viewers.
Dirty Sexy Money (ABC) vs. Lipstick Jungle (NBC)
These soapy, wealthy, NYC-set series share a similar audience, in both size and makeup. But Lipstick, last seen in March, has the potential to edge out DSM, which has been MIA since December.
Life on Mars (ABC) vs. Eleventh Hour (CBS)
With titan-size lead-ins, both frosh series have incredible launch potential. But the moody Eleventh — which works better with CSI than the gritty Mars does with Grey‘s — has the edge.
Ghost Whisperer (CBS) vs. Lots of Unscripted Stuff
Ghost Whisperer battles a becy of unscripted shows, led by Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? — which has been hemorrhaging its audience. Jennifer Love Hewitt wins yet again!