With Kids' WB finally announcing their schedule for Sept. 14, the battle positions are set for the upcoming season. Below is a listing of the 3 broadcast networks I feel are really going head-to-head for the ratings crown: Kids WB, ABC Kids, and Fox Box. Eastern Time/Central and Pacific Time Kids' WB!/ABC Kids/Fox Box 8:00am ET/7:00am CT & PT Yu-Gi-Oh!/Disney'sTeamo Supremo/Stargate Infinity 8:30am ET/7:30am CT & PT What's New Scooby Doo?/Disney's Recess/Ultraman Tiga 9:00am ET/8:00am CT & PT Jackie Chan Adventures/Disney's Fillmore!/Kirby 9:30am ET/8:30am CT & PT Ozzy & Drix/Disney's Recess/Ultimate Muscle 10:00am ET/9:00am CT & PT Pokemon: Master Quest/Lizzie McGuire/Ultraman Tiga (TMNT in Q1 2003) 10:30am ET/9:30am CT & PT ¡Mucha Lucha!/The Proud Family/Ultimate Muscle 11:00am ET/10:00am CT & PT Yu-Gi-Oh!/Disney's Kim Possible/Kirby 11:30am ET/10:30am CT & PT X-Men: Evolution/Power Rangers Wild Force/Fighting Foodons 12:00pm ET/11:00am CT & PT (ABC Kids Only) Power Rangers Wild Force (Digimon takes its place on Nov. 30) 12:30pm/11:30am CT & PT (ABC Kids Only) NBA Inside Stuff Last year, Fox Kids, CBS, and ABC tied for fourth place, behind Nickelodeon (1), Kids' WB (2), and Cartoon Network (3). With Fox Kids now dead, Discovery now doing Saturday morning programming duties for NBC, and Disney's One Saturday Morning being put to rest in favor of ABC Kids, this upcoming season sees the most changes in broadcast Saturday morning in a very, very long time. Here are some of my predictions for the upcoming season: Kids' WB will cease issuing press releases saying they have year-to-year ratings gains because the competition over at ABC Kids and Fox Box will be the ones with ratings gains to report, most likely at Kids' WB expense. 4Kids should do better than what Fox Kids was getting in the ratings in the past six months, but still will have a tough time without a cable partner to help advertise. ABC Kids this year has a much stronger schedule ratings-wise than anything they cooked up last year in the OSM era. I believe that the whole point of that whole Scooby-Doo Clues contest is to prevent kids from changing the channel to Fox Box or ABC Kids, and that's especially true if the Power Rangers' episode Forever Red airs that day. Will Yu-Gi-Oh continue to be as dominant as it has been this past season? I don't think so. If Pokemon was any indication, super-hot series tend to cool off after a short while. Everyone knew Pokemon was invincible back in November 1999, but by May 2000, Digimon was competing right alongside it. I certainly hope Kids' WB is in for a challenge this season. Having a more competitive Saturday morning environment would greatly improve the quality of the shows aired IMO.