Re: **The Official Raw Ratings Thread** (Discuss Ratings In Here)
Here's the decision they are faced with...apparently lol:
1) Have a 3 hour show, make an absolute mint off the third hour but at the expense of ratings and the overall quality of the shows
2) Go back to 2 hours, lose out on a lot of money, improve the quality of the show and most likely improve ratings as well
As a businessman, what would you do if you were Vince McMahon? I can see why they've done it, even if they were forced into it by USA. Maybe they can do it for now while the show and wrestling in general is a bit of a slump. They can set aside all that extra money and then when they're ready to perhaps start a new boom or go in a new direction, they'll have a shit ton of money just sitting to spend on advertising, promotion, marketing, whatever the hell else. Who knows, it's just an idea. Or maybe we'll be stuck with 3 hours forever. Money > all at the end of the day. It's just unfortunate that in order for them to make that money they have turned their flagship show into a complete chore to watch.