WWE Raw to Reportedly No Longer Have an Overrun

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2018

With the debut of the three-hour Raw in 2012, the overrun no longer seemed necessary with WWE having much more time for their broadcast, but the extra time was allotted for the program - even for prerecorded episodes. But since the days of the Attitude Era, WWE has enjoyed a 15-minute overrun making WWE's flagship show air for nearly 200 minutes. However, those days may be done.

As has been first reported by Fightful.com, it appears that overruns of WWE Raw are to be a thing of the past, with the show now set to be just three hours moving forward.

Overruns for Raw will be eliminated for the foreseeable future, and a source indicated that this was a decision made by USA Network. Case in point: SmackDown Live.

But Bryan Alvarez asked Dave Meltzer during Wrestling Observer Radio about the idea that WWE was doing away with the overrun of Raw which is apparently something that is on the table. But with no competition, that extra time didn't serve much of a goal. With WWE TV ratings now sluggish during the fall TV season and the National Football League, it's very possible the move to scrap the overrun concept was made as overruns do very little to help Raw ratings on a weekly basis.

It's hard to get a hold of the implications of this move, but Raw, at least by a smaller margin, will be a tighter show.

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