Two popular shows on two different channels at same time

Have you ever had two of your favorite shows on different channels at the same time? Well, if you have you know what it feels like especially if you can’t record it. You have to choose one show over the other and a lot of times that is a hard decision. It isn’t as bad for me however though because I usually record one on my Dish DVR and watch the other one live. However, it still bothers me that I can’t watch both shows live at the same time. You just don’t get the same feeling when it is not live even though you can skip through the commercials which is an amazing thing. An example would be like tonight Dancing with the Stars and American Idol are on. You can not watch either one fully without missing part of the other one. I do not know if the two shows are trying to battle it out and steal viewers or what, but it really bothers me. It might be that it is just a coincidence and they had to schedule it then because there were no other spots. I want to hear opinions of what you think about this.