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BY THE NUMBERS: LOOKING BACK AT THE WEEK IN WRESTLING ON TELEVISION FROM ROH, TNA, AND WWE

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-08-14 00:07:11
After a record tying week, the totals for this week were likely to drop. Even though two of the shows had increases while one show stayed at the same level as last week, there was a drop of twenty-one minutes because Smackdown fell by fourteen minutes and Impact dropped by seven minutes.

After the expected low wrestling total for Raw 1000, the last two weeks saw Raw over forty minutes. After five of seven weeks with more than thirty minutes of wrestling, Smackdown dropped back into the teens.

After a week with nine matches over ten minutes, the totals fell below the average this week with only two matches of more than ten minutes. I can only imagine how people will react when they see that John Cena was in the longest match of the week. It took until the thirtieth match of the week to get the second ten minute match of the week.

We only had two matches of one minute, but the first one that took place established an important milestone. Smackdown had their one hundredth one minute match, joining Raw as the only show to be in triple digits. Almost three quarters of the matches that fall into this category have come from Raw or Smackdown. Impact is a distant third with forty-six matches. The other one minute match came from Ring of Honor and they now have hit the dozen mark.

A few thresholds were passed this week. NXT passed the nineteen hundred minute mark as they continue the march to two thousand. Superstars passed twenty-six hundred minutes this week. Impact passed thirty-three hundred minutes this week. Next week, we will see the seventeen thousand minute barrier passed. We passed the thirty-two hundred match barrier this week.

The wrestling times below cover the wrestling that takes place during the show so commercials are not included. All times are rounded to the closest minute (examples: a 4:23 match will be listed as 4 minutes while a 4:32 match will be listed as 5 minutes and anything under a minute is rounded up to a minute).

Breakdown of the matches on each show:

WWE Raw
CM Punk versus Rey Mysterio: 7 Minutes
Christian versus Alberto Del Rio: 3 Minutes
Big Show versus Randy Orton: 6 Minutes
Ryback versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks: 3 Minutes
Epico and Primo versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil: 4 Minutes
Eve Torres versus Kelly Kelly: 3 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Alex Riley: 4 Minutes
Kane versus Miz: 4 Minutes
Daniel Bryan versus John Cena: 11 Minutes

WWE NXT
Michael McGillicutty versus Justin Gabriel: 8 Minutes
Kassius Ohno versus CJ Parker: 5 Minutes
Caylee Turner and Kaitlyn versus Paige and Tamina Snuka: 6 Minutes
Bo Dallas versus Jinder Mahal: 8 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks: 9 Minutes
Michael McGillicutty versus Santino Marella: 8 Minutes
Tensai versus Zack Ryder: 5 Minutes

TNA Impact
Rob Van Dam versus Magnus: 3 Minutes
Garett Bischoff and Devon versus Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian: 4 Minutes
Kurt Angle versus AJ Styles: 9 Minutes
Brooke Tessmacher versus Gail Kim: 4 Minutes
James Storm versus Bully Ray: 7 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Sin Cara versus Cody Rhodes: 4 Minutes
Jinder Mahal versus Two Random People: 1 Minute
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Epico and Primo: 2 Minutes
Antonio Cesaro versus Christian: 4 Minutes
Rey Mysterio versus Miz: 5 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Kyle O’Reilly versus Matt Taven: 5 Minutes
Rhino versus Todd Sople: 1 Minute
Roderick Strong and Michael Elgin versus The Bravado Brothers: 6 Minutes
Jay Lethal, Kenny King, and Rhett Titus versus Kevin Steen, Jimmy Jacobs, and Steve Corino: 10 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 45 Minutes in 9 Matches (last week: 44 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 27 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 34 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 27 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 26 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 22 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week 24 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 22 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 22 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 16 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week 30 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 159 Minutes in 30 Matches (Last Week: 180 Minutes in 28 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE NXT: 27 Minutes (up from 26 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 22 Minutes (down from 24 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 22 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Raw: 15 Minutes (up from 14.67 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.5 Minutes (down from 17 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 8 Minutes (down from 15 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Superstars: 7.33 Minutes (down from 8 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 6.75 Minutes (up from 5.2 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 5.5 Minutes (down from 11 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.4 Minutes (down from 6.8 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 5 Minutes (down from 6.29 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 3.2 Minutes (down from 5 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Daniel Bryan versus John Cena: 11 Minutes (WWE Raw August 6)
Jay Lethal, Kenny King, and Rhett Titus versus Kevin Steen, Jimmy Jacobs, and Steve Corino: 10 Minutes (Ring of Honor August 11)
Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks: 9 Minutes (WWE NXT August 9)
Kurt Angle versus AJ Styles: 9 Minutes (TNA Impact August 9)

Shortest Matches
Rhino versus Todd Sople: 1 Minute (Ring of Honor August 11)
Jinder Mahal versus Two Random People: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown August 10)
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Epico and Primo: 2 Minutes (WWE Smackdown August 10)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Smackdown: 3,559 Minutes
WWE Raw: 3.367 Minutes
TNA Impact: 3,307 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 2,608 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 1,455 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,148 Minutes
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 798 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 1,925 Minutes
[Season 6: 181 Minutes]
[Season 5: 1,164 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]

Overall Wrestling Time: 16,914 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 753 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 726 Matches
TNA Impact: 668 Matches
WWE Superstars: 429 Matches
[On WWE.com: 235 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 359 Matches
[Season 6: 38 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 274 Matches
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
[On Sinclair: 100 Matches]

Total Number of Matches: 3,209

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.87 Minutes (down from 23.89 Minutes)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21 Minutes (up from 20.97 Minutes)]
WWE Superstars: 20.38 Minutes (up from 20.36 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 21.09 Minutes (up from 21.07 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
Overall Average: 14.94 Minutes (up from 14.93 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 15.04 Minutes (up from 14.94 Minutes)
[Season 6: 22.63 Minutes (up from 22 Minutes)]
[Season 5: 17.64 Minutes]
[Season 4: 12.38 Minutes]
[Season 3: 6.92 Minutes]
[Season 2: 12.15 Minutes]
[Season 1: 11.4 Minutes]
WWE Smackdown: 13.79 Minutes (down from 13.84 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 12.92 Minutes (up from 12.91 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.38 Minutes (up from 12.35 Minutes)

Per Match Averages
Ring of Honor: 7.84 Minutes (down from 7.87 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 7.98 Minutes (down from 8.08 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.08 Minutes (up from 6.07 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.19 Minutes (up from 6.18 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 5.36 Minutes (up from 5.346 Minutes)
[Season 6: 4.76 Minutes (up from 4.53 Minutes)]
[Season 5: 5.91 Minutes]
[Season 4: 5.55 Minutes]
[Season 3: 3.75 Minutes]
[Season 2: 5.1 Minutes]
[Season 1: 4.28 Minutes]
Overall Average: 5.27 Minutes (up from 5.26 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 4.95 Minutes (up from 4.947 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.90 Minutes (down from 4.914 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.471 Minutes (up from 4.465 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Tyler Black versus Davey Richards: 27 Minutes (Ring of Honor October 18, 2010)
Davey Richards and The Briscoes versus Roderick Strong and the Kings of Wrestling: 26 Minutes (Ring of Honor April 4, 2011)
John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, and Mason Ryan versus Alberto Del Rio, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and David Otunga: 21 Minutes (WWE Raw October 3, 2011)

Shortest Matches
290 Total Matches at 1 Minute

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Rhino versus Todd Sople: 1 Minute (Ring of Honor August 11)
Jinder Mahal versus Two Random People: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown August 10)
Ryback versus Jinder Mahal: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown August 3)
Bully Ray versus Robbie E: 1 Minute (TNA Impact August 2)
Randy Orton versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute (WWE Raw July 30)
Rhino versus Rocco Abruzzi: 1 Minute (Ring of Honor July 28)
Damien Sandow versus Yoshi Tatsu: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown July 27)
Brodus Clay versus Jack Swagger: 1 Minute (WWE Raw July 23)
Damien Sandow versus Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown July 20)
Heath Slater versus Road Warrior Animal: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown July 20)

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