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BY THE NUMBERS: LOOKING BACK AT THE WEEK IN WRESTLING ON TELEVISION FROM WWE AND TNA (INCLUDING AN HOUR OF WRESTLING ON A SINGLE SHOW)

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-11-14 09:50:30
For the first time in the one hundred forty-two week history of this column, we had an individual show hit the magical sixty minute mark. This was made a lot easier with Raw having a third hour so they only have to fill one-third of their show with wrestling instead of half of the show for a two hour broadcast.

Raw gave us one-third of the wrestling for the week and Smackdown and Impact gave us another hour of wrestling with Smackdown taking second place and Impact increased its total by thirteen minutes over last week to finish in third. The total for this week fell nine minutes short of the record. If Ring of Honor did not have a Road Rage episode, we would have been close to the two hundred minute barrier.

This column does not include the matches from WWE's Saturday Morning Slam show.

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
Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, R Truth versus Antonio Cesaro, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young: 8 Minutes
Daniel Bryan versus Cody Rhodes: 2 Minutes
Kane versus Damien Sandow: 4 Minutes
Sheamus versus Miz: 11 Minutes
Eve Torres and Aksana versus Layla El and Kaitlyn: 5 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio versus Kofi Kingston: 8 Minutes
Santino Marella and Zack Ryder versus Epico and Primo: 5 Minutes
Wade Barrett versus Brodus Clay: 3 Minutes
Heath Slater versus Jey Uso: 4 Minutes
CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler versus John Cena and Ryback: 10 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Sheamus versus Wade Barrett: 16 Minutes
R Truth versus Heath Slater: 7 Minutes

WWE NXT
Trent Barreta versus Kassius Ohno: 6 Minutes
Big E Langston versus Memo Montenegro: 1 Minute
Jason Jordan versus Luke Harper: 2 Minutes
Justin Gabriel versus Drew McIntyre versus Bo Dallas versus Jinder Mahal: 8 Minutes

TNA Impact
Bobby Roode versus A.J. Styles: 11 Minutes
ODB versus Jesse Godderz and Tara: 3 Minutes
Kurt Angle and Sting versus Doc and Devon: 6 Minutes
Magnus, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian versus Samoa Joe, Chavo Guerrero, and Hernandez: 11 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Jinder Mahal versus Jimmy Uso: 7 Minutes
Justin Gabriel versus Tensai: 7 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Kofi Kingston versus Miz: 8 Minutes
Titus O’Neil and Darren Young versus Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio: 3 Minutes
Big Show and Wade Barrett versus Sheamus and William Regal: 10 Minutes
Randy Orton versus Alberto Del Rio: 14 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Road Rage Episode

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 60 Minutes in 10 Matches (last week: 38 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 35 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 28 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 31 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 18 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 23 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 19 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 17 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 19 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 14 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 14 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: No New Matches (last week: 0 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 180 Minutes in 26 Matches (Last Week: 136 Minutes in 28 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE Main Event: 23 Minutes (up from 19 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 20 Minutes (up from 12.67 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 17.5 Minutes (up from 14 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 17 Minutes (down from 19 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 15.5 Minutes (up from 9 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 14 Minutes (No Change)
Ring of Honor: 0 Minutes (No Change)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Main Event: 11.5 Minutes (up from 9.5 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 8.75 Minutes (up from 4.67 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 7.75 Minutes (up from 3.6 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 7 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Raw: 6 Minutes (down from 4.22 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 4.25 Minutes (down from 4.75 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 0 Minutes (No Change)

Longest Matches
Sheamus versus Wade Barrett: 16 Minutes (WWE Main Event November 7)
Randy Orton versus Alberto Del Rio: 14 Minutes (WWE Smackdown November 6)
Sheamus versus Miz: 11 Minutes (WWE Raw November 5)
Bobby Roode versus A.J. Styles: 11 Minutes (Impact Wrestling November 8)
Magnus, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian versus Samoa Joe, Chavo Guerrero, and Hernandez: 11 Minutes (Impact Wrestling November 8)

Shortest Matches
Big E Langston versus Memo Montenegro: 1 Minute (WWE NXT November 8)
Daniel Bryan versus Cody Rhodes: 2 Minutes (WWE Raw November 5)
Jason Jordan versus Luke Harper: 2 Minutes (WWE NXT November 8)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Smackdown: 3,921 Minutes
WWE Raw: 3.914 Minutes
TNA Impact: 3,663 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 2,854 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 1,701 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,330 Minutes
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 980 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 2,190 Minutes
[Season 6: 446 Minutes]
[Season 5: 1,164 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 104 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 18,976 Minutes

Total Wrestling Time by Company
WWE: 12,983 Minutes
TNA: 3,663 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 2,330 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 864 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 804 Matches
TNA Impact: 727 Matches
WWE Superstars: 468 Matches
[On WWE.com: 274 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 412 Matches
[Season 6: 90 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 297 Matches
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
[On Sinclair: 123 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 12 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 3,584

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 2,560 Matches
TNA: 727 Matches
Ring of Honor: 297 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.78 Minutes (No Change)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21.30 Minutes (No Change)]
WWE Superstars: 20.24 Minutes (down from 20.29 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 20.74 Minutes (down from 20.83 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 17.33 Minutes (up from 16.2 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 15.53 Minutes (up from 15.52 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.23 Minutes (down from 21.45 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]
Overall Average: Minutes (down from 15.00 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.81 Minutes (up from 13.78 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 12.99 Minutes (up from 12.97 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.585 Minutes (up from 12.513 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.78 Minutes
WWE: 14.70 Minutes (down from 14.667 Minutes)
TNA: 12.97 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 8.67 Minutes (up from 8.1 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.85 Minutes (No Change)
[On Sinclair: 7.97 Minutes (No Change)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.098 Minutes (up from 6.094 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.21 Minutes (up from 6.20 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 5.32 Minutes (down from 5.33 Minutes)
[Season 6: 4.90 Minutes (down from 4.93 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: Minutes (down from 5.282 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.04 Minutes (up from 5.02 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.87 Minutes (up from 4.858 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.53 Minutes (up from 4.52 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.85 Minutes
WWE: 5.07 Minutes (up from 5.056 Minutes)
TNA: 5.03 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)
Survival of the Fittest Elimination Match [Roderick Strong versus Davey Richards versus Michael Elgin versus Jay Lethal versus Adam Cole versus Mike Mondo] (Ring of Honor October 27, 2012)
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)

Total Number of Ten Minute Matches: 453 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 298 Matches
Ring of Honor: 94 Matches
TNA: 61 Matches

Shortest Matches
305 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 245 Matches
TNA: 48 Matches
Ring of Honor: 12 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Big E Langston versus Memo Montenegro: 1 Minute (WWE NXT November 8)
Beth Phoenix versus AJ Lee: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 29)
Bronson versus Lincoln Brodrick: 1 Minute (WWE NXT October 25)
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Santino Marella and Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 15)
Zema Ion versus Douglas Williams: 1 Minute (TNA Impact October 4)
Big E Langston versus Aiden English: 1 Minute (WWE NXT October 4)
Brodus Clay versus Antonio Cesaro: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 1)
Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix versus Layla El and Alicia Fox: 1 Minute (WWE Raw September 24)
Brodus Clay versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown September 21)
Sheamus versus David Otunga: 1 Minute (WWE Raw September 10)
Brodus Clay versus Ryan Collins: 1 Minute (WWE NXT September 6)