Originally Posted by -Skullbone-
Be honest with yourself: can you watch a three hour Raw show nowadays?
To be honest, I could not sit through two hours of Monday Night Raw this year let alone three.
However, the best raw this year and the one with the highest rating was a three hour show. Would they give every show as much attention as far as advertising, booking, character developments, storylines and overall writing go, numbers woudn't be this low, whether the show lasts one, two or three hours, whether or not Football is on and whether or not it's cold or warm outside.
But like I said, just count the first two hours if you think three hours is the problem. If raw gets hours of 3.0, 3.0 and 2.5, ignore the third hour and the show has a 3.0 rating. That's a fair comparison to shows prior to Raw 1000.