On the latest episode of “83 Weeks”, Eric Bischoff discusses the decision to turn Monday Nitro into a three hour show and why he was against doing so. Here’s what he had to say:
No, it wasn’t [done to get the jump on Raw]. It was really an economy of scale kind of a decision. It costs a certain amount of money to produce a two-hour show. And our ratings were great, things were rockin’ and rollin’. We definitely had the attention of the audience. And it became a financial decision from TNT, not from me. I didn’t want to do a three-hour show, for God’s sake. It’s hard enough doing a two-hour show.”
But the executives at Turner Broadcasting, the financial side of the business and Brad Siegel went, ‘Wait a minute. We’re spending X amount of money for this two-hour show, and for 10% more we could have a three-hour show and get an even bigger ROI or return on investment for the production. So it was really an economic decision, a financial decision, that was imposed upon us by TNT. I certainly was not a big fan of that.
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