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Old 06-18-2010, 11:05 PM   #61 (permalink)
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I think people have missed this point. WWE Raw isn't even the longest "weekly episodic" wrestling show. WCW Saturday Night went on for 24 years.

WCW Saturday Night -

1) Weekly = Yes. It was on every week
2) Episodic = Yes. Its scripted wrestling just like RAW.

Hey Vince can say anything he wants, but RAW has a ways to go just to beat another wrestling show,
its not on anymore is it! therefore its not running weekly!
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:49 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why does the WWE lie about Raw being the longest running episodic TV show in hist

Well, I should just clarify that AMW is the longest-running episodic primetime program on BROADCAST NETWORK television (though they are pre-empted occasionally for the baseball playoffs and NASCAR)! Raw only holds that claim on the cable side.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #63 (permalink)
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its not on anymore is it! therefore its not running weekly!
Now wait a minute, the title is "longest running, weekly episodic television show in history"...

I mean what would the point of having the word "history" in the title if it didn't refer to previous shows that held the title before them,

I mean if Albert Pujols had a 20 game hit streak would they say that he has "the longest running hit streak in baseball history" or would they say "longest running hit streak currently in baseball"

If they meant that it is only judged against shows that were currently running than the title would be...

"longest running, weekly episodic television show currently running"

The fact that they use the word "history" means that in counting the streak they compare themselves to shows in the past and not to shows currently running,
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Old 06-19-2010, 10:29 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Is this really a debate?

RAW wins by technicality. They produce new episodes every week under their own brand and have been doing that for a longer consistent period than any other show. That's it, done.
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Now wait a minute, the title is "longest running, weekly episodic television show in history"...

I mean what would the point of having the word "history" in the title if it didn't refer to previous shows that held the title before them,

I mean if Albert Pujols had a 20 game hit streak would they say that he has "the longest running hit streak in baseball history" or would they say "longest running hit streak currently in baseball"

If they meant that it is only judged against shows that were currently running than the title would be...

"longest running, weekly episodic television show currently running"

The fact that they use the word "history" means that in counting the streak they compare themselves to shows in the past and not to shows currently running,


You are messing up yourself... If the title said as you posted it / corrected it:


"longest running, weekly episodic television show currently running"


Then it will be a cacophony (from grammar point of view, an unnecessary repetition of words that makes language sound bad/ugly).

Therefore:

"longest running, weekly episodic television show in history"...

is the right one and based on that you continued being wrong cause although history could make WCW show as the longest episodic...

Unfortunately, is not running weekly anymore. RAW is.
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Is this really a debate?

RAW wins by technicality. They produce new episodes every week under their own brand and have been doing that for a longer consistent period than any other show. That's it, done.
seriously, why the fuck is this still even being discussed. it was explained like in the second page.

they're not lying. what they say is truth. people just don't seem to be able to interpret it correctly.
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Do they say in the US or World, cause if its world im sure there are soaps that have been going longer, like Eastenders or Coronation Street in the UK.
they say its in the USA, cos they allways compare it to NBA and Nascar etc. Eastenders has been going a long time, at least 20 years,plus im pretty sure they have done live episodes aswell LOL.

Im not surprised that WWE website has morehits than any other sports website. its ideal for the internet, entertainment, and sports. they are what sells!!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:43 AM   #68 (permalink)
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But they air EVERY DAY. Do some of you even bother to read shit, or are you all just incompetent?

RAW is the longest running, weekly episodic television show. That is a true stat. The WWE is not lying about anything in that regard.

That does not mean it is the longest running show, or has the most episodes, or has been on TV the longest.

It means that it is the show on TV that airs ONCE A WEEK, that has been running consecutively for the longest time with new episodes airing every single week. Shows like The Simpsons, that have been on for 20+ years, aren't in the running because they take season breaks and don't air new episodes for months, and sometimes aren't on the air as something takes it's place while in between seasons.

Soap operas, in the US and the UK and everywhere else in the world, do not count because they air DAILY. The stat RAW brings up is that they are a WEEKLY episodic show. Meaning they air once a week. Soap operas are DAILY episodic shows.

It's a simple concept, but then again, I forgot that most people these days don't have any common sense, reading comprehension skills, or you know, just basic intelligence.
if that is the technicality its based on, im never paying any attention to their adverts again LOL.
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