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Time slot face-off

Who will win the ratings race when it comes to ''Dirty Sexy Money'' vs. ''Lipstick Jungle,'' ''Fringe'' vs. ''The Mentalist,'' and more

Sunday
8-9PM
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.

Monday
8-9PM
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.

Tuesday
9-10PM
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.

Wednesday
10-11PM
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.

Thursday
10-11PM
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.

Friday
8-9PM
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!