How does WCW's 3 hour shows compare to WWE's? I never watched their program start to finish during that time, but I don't remember people complaining about the extra hour in 1998 or ever stating that it had anything to do with WCW losing the MNW.
a) People absolutely complained loudly and repeatedly about Nitro's third hour. That being said, at least WCW had a giant roster of guys they could use to fill that time.
b) I only watched Thunder at that point because I couldn't be bothered to sit through 3 hours of Nitro, especially since TSN would typically delay the airing until Tuesday or later. So I couldn't even offer much of an opinion anyway. As I've said many times, my experiences in the Monday Night Wars were very much focused only on the WWF side of things.