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5 reasons why WWE RAW's ratings are dropping

Masoom Alli
Modified 24 Jul 2018, 00:22 IST
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#2 The duration of the show

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The WWE made the decision to extend the duration of RAW to a whopping three hours. At the time this might have seemed like a step in the right direction but as the months have gone by it is clear that the long duration of the show is doing more harm than good.

RAW has become somewhat menial to watch because of the marathon three hour session which needs to be invested into it. This might make more sense for a pay per view event but not for a show which occurs on a weekly basis. There simply isn't enough excitement and action which the WWE can fill those three hours with and this is a big part of why the show's viewership has decreased so dramatically.

The average RAW will be filled with random matches to fill up the time as well as matches which seem to go on forever. Take the Seth Rollins vs Dolph Ziggler match which happened earlier this month for example - it lasted for a whopping 32 minutes. Fans simply cannot be interested and responsive to a match which will last that long, unless it is a special type of match such as a Hell in a Cell match.

Published 24 Jul 2018, 00:18 IST
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