Comparisons have never really been made between Martha Stewart and Rachael Ray, since the two women really do very different things. Rachael is about casual, easy and the quick-fix. Martha is about doing things from scratch and trying to make things perfect, putting as much attention and detail into them as possible. Now that they seem to be working in the same field with their TV talk shows, it was only a matter of time before there was a bit of conflict between the two domestic (or semi domestic, in Rachael's case) divas. Page Six had a little story about how the producers of RR's show bumped up a prerecorded episode featuring Barry Manilow to air at the exact same time as an episode of Martha's show that also feature the singer. Martha's show, however, was airing live. She said that although she had never met Rachael and was sure she was a nice person, it really wasn't fair to the artist to play the two at the same time. "Barry is on two shows at once. He's live with us, but it's really not fair to the artist because these performers deserve to reach as big of an audience as possible. But anyway, we have him here. Live."
Martha, of course, had a good point - but does it seem like she might be just a bit testy about RR's show? With Martha's commitment to class, it seems unlikely that the pair will end up in a daytime TV catfight, but it wouldn't be surprising to see a few more barbs thrown from either side as they solidify their viewership.