I watched this for about a half hour last night. The premise is okay I guess, as far as gameshows are concerned, and I don't even mind the commercials--I doubt there's many more than most similar programming. But I cannot stand the faux suspense and tension. It's ridiculous. Also, the stupid banter after the contestants lock in their answers, between questions, and while selecting a new contestant really drags. I could deal with the commercials if the game actually moved along at a decent pace between commercials.
I really like Mike Greenberg on Mike and Mike in the Morning...he's fairly clever, insightful, humorous, self-depreciating, etc. But on the Duel he's none of those. He's just an awkward talkshow host who really brings nothing to the table.
This could be a pretty good show, but in its current state, it fails miserably.