Discussion in 'RAW' started by Crayo, Jul 5, 2013.
If they keep producing TV like they have been since Payback and there'll be no complaints from me.
i hated it quite a bit when 3 hours kicked off again, but im honestly cool with the 3 hours. They just need less replay's/more storylines. I wouldnt be upset if the pre-show ended up being an hour.
Well, it makes sense business wise, but if they want more TV they'll probably get more meaningless shows that won't make a difference, as far as lenght goes Raw is as bad as it gets, so no way things get worse there. They need to figure out how to book 3 hours, they've done good three-hour shows before, just have to get consistency there. And I'm not even criticizing at this point, recently they've been doing well overall.
Disappointing news, but I can see the need to make up for PPV buys being in the toilet the last 3-4 years or so (Wrestlemania and the Rumble being the only real exceptions.) I hope they start to get burned out with the three hour format and give up the last hour anyway. I mean, there is a such thing as going overboard. They could have Raw being five hours each week if they wanted and they'd still come out ahead in profit, but they won't go there because that's just too long for a show to write for every week. Hopefully, they have a similar realization with Raw being three hours (especially since they haven't made Smackdown three hours yet either.)
It's not that I want them to do something productive in the 3 hours, it's just that 3 hours is way to much each week.
Exactly. No matter how good the show is, and no matter if I'm watching live or the next day (especially live) there is ALWAYS the point where I think to myself "Fuck, how much longer"
I don't mind Raw being three hours, never did. Quite honestly i prefer it to the two hour version because we get to see a lot more of everyone as where before the switch Raw was very Cena dominated. With three hours it doesn't seem like the show revolves around one person. Yes, some of the booking has been bad, but it's not like it wasn't bad when it was two hours, the only difference is that there's more of it. They've gotten used to it now it seems though as the product has made notable improvements since about a year ago.
3 hours is too damn much.
If they utilize their time wisely, I don't mind Raw being three hours long. It's just when they spend more time recapping things that happened the week before instead of developing new storylines and rivalries that it irritates me.
I guess we are gonna have to get used to this, but they should at least produce a good 3 hours like they have been doing since Payback.
Better 3 hours please. Better sales still relies on how good your product is. That will ultimately make your profits higher.
The extra money they are talking about is generated from additional ad time during Raw, not anything to do with sales.
What I meant is that even if they extended it into 5 hours but no one watches it, ultimately the TV contracts will be up and they would not be renewed. Extending it up to three hours will just give them quick money, but if they want a steady flow of money, they should focus themselves on quality. If they get more viewers, eventually, more lucrative contracts will be given to them, plus they'll have bigger sales.
They can charge more ad revenue from a more highly watched show, but instead they'd rather stretch out the show to get more ad space.
Wonder how much they would have to improve the ratings of a 2 hour show to (financially) getting rid of the third hour, because the third hour suuuuuucccccckkkkkkkssssss
They also get a couple of grand (around 50k) if I remember correctly from USA for every extra hour.