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

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-01-20 00:03:45
For the first time in almost a month, we have a full slate of television shows. Even with all seven shows represented, we had six fewer minutes of wrestling than last week when there was no Ring of Honor. This drop was due to two special event episodes of television where wrestling was at best secondary. Raw saw a drop of more than twenty minutes from last week for its 20th Anniversary Show and Impact dropped below twenty minutes for the week thanks to the wedding of Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan.

Raw won the week again, but their advantage over second place was down from thirty minutes to six minutes. Smackdown moved back into second place while Main Event fell to third place. Ring of Honor returned in fourth place while NXT took fifth place. Impact fell to sixth place and finished only five minutes out of last place, which was held by Superstars one more time.

Main Event had a very Austin feel to it after reaching 316 minutes after sixteen weeks on the air. NXT reached 450 matches while Raw moves closer to one thousand matches. With the recent total of ten minute matches, we should pass five hundred ten minute matches.

The times in the ‘Over the Top Rope Challenge’ on Raw were:
Jinder Mahal: 2 Minutes
Drew McIntyre: 3 Minutes
Sheamus: 3 Minutes
Heath Slater: 3 Minutes

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
Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett: 7 Minutes
Damien Sandow versus Kane: 2 Minutes
Eve Torres versus Kaitlyn: 5 Minutes
CM Punk versus Brodus Clay: 4 Minutes
Sheamus versus Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre: 3 Minutes
Daniel Bryan versus Cody Rhodes: 1 Minute
Dolph Ziggler versus John Cena: 13 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Antonio Cesaro versus Randy Orton: 17 Minutes
The Usos versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil: 9 Minutes

WWE NXT
Adrian Neville versus Sakamoto: 3 Minutes
Leo Kruger versus Trent Baretta: 8 Minutes
Big E Langston versus Camacho: 1 Minute
Damien Sandow and Antonio Cesaro versus Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel: 8 Minutes

TNA Impact
Jeff Hardy and James Storm versus Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian: 8 Minutes
Christian York versus Kenny King: 3 Minutes
Velvet Sky versus Gail Kim: 6 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Michael McGillicutty versus Kofi Kingston: 9 Minutes
Zack Ryder versus JTG: 3 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Kofi Kingston versus Antonio Cesaro: 3 Minutes
Great Khali versus Tensai: 1 Minute
Kane, Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton versus Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes, and Wade Barrett: 4 Minutes
Miz versus Primo: 6 Minutes
Aksana versus Kaitlyn: 3 Minutes
Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio versus Big Show and Dolph Ziggler: 12 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Corey Hollis and Mike Posey versus Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly: 6 Minutes
QT Marshall versus Mike Sydal: 6 Minutes
Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander versus Mark and Jay Briscoe: 10 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 35 Minutes in 7 Matches (last week: 57 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 29 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 26 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 26 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 27 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 22 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 0 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 20 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 24 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 17 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 21 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 12 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 12 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 161 Minutes in 27 Matches (Last Week: 167 Minutes in 27 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE Main Event: 26 Minutes (down from 27 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 22 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 20 Minutes (down from 24 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 14.5 Minutes (up from 13 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 12 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Raw: 11.67 Minutes (down from 19 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 8.5 Minutes (down from 10.5 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Main Event: 13 Minutes (down from 13.5 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.33 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 6 Minutes (No Change)
TNA Impact: 5.67 Minutes (up from 4.2 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 5 Minutes (down from 6 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 5 Minutes (down from 6.33 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.83 Minutes (down from 5.2 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Antonio Cesaro versus Randy Orton: 17 Minutes (WWE Main Event January 16)
Dolph Ziggler versus John Cena: 13 Minutes (WWE Raw January 14)
Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio versus Big Show and Dolph Ziggler: 12 Minutes (WWE Smackdown January 18)

Shortest Matches
Great Khali versus Tensai: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown January 18)
Big E Langston versus Camacho: 1 Minute (WWE NXT January 17)
Daniel Bryan versus Cody Rhodes: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 14)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 4,378 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 4,251 Minutes
TNA Impact: 3,930 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 2,941 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 1,788 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,452 Minutes
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 1,102 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 2,382 Minutes
[Season 6: 638 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: 316 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 20,650 Minutes

Total Wrestling Time by Company
WWE: 14,268 Minutes
TNA: 3,930 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 2,452 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 947 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 863 Matches
TNA Impact: 774 Matches
WWE Superstars: 484 Matches
[On WWE.com: 290 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 450 Matches
[Season 6: 129 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 314 Matches
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
[On Sinclair: 140 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 32 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 3,864

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 2,776 Matches
TNA: 774 Matches
Ring of Honor: 314 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.58 Minutes (down from 23.59)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21.19 Minutes (up from 21.17)]
WWE Main Event: 19.75 Minutes (up from 19.33 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 19.74 Minutes (down from 19.79 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 19.87 Minutes (down from 19.95 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 15.88 Minutes (up from 15.85 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.27 Minutes (down from 21.31 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: 15.117 Minutes (down from 15.121 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.984 Minutes (up from 13.98 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.01 Minutes (down from 13.043 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.84 Minutes (down from 12.85 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.58 Minutes
WWE: 14.863 Minutes (up from 14.859 Minutes)
TNA: 13.01 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 9.88 Minutes (up from 9.67 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.81 Minutes (down from 7.814 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 7.87 Minutes (down from 7.88 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.0764 Minutes (down from 6.0767 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.165 Minutes (down from 6.166 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 5.293 Minutes (down from 5.295 Minutes)
[Season 6: 4.945 Minutes (up from 4.944 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: 5.344 Minutes (up from 5.339 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.077 Minutes (up from 5.075 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.925 Minutes (down from 4.926 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.623 Minutes (up from 4.62 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.81 Minutes
WWE: 5.139 Minutes (up from 5.13 Minutes)
TNA: 5.077 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]: 21 Minutes (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: 497 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 333 Matches
Ring of Honor: 98 Matches
TNA: 66 Matches

Shortest Matches
320 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 259 Matches
TNA: 49 Matches
Ring of Honor: 12 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Great Khali versus Tensai: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown January 18)
Big E Langston versus Camacho: 1 Minute (WWE NXT January 17)
Daniel Bryan versus Cody Rhodes: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 14)
Sheamus versus Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown January 11)
Big Show versus Kofi Kingston: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 7)
Hernandez versus Joey Ryan: 1 Minute (TNA Impact January 3)
Primo versus Brodus Clay: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown December 28)
Big E Langston versus Camacho and Aiden English: 1 Minute (WWE NXT December 20)
Kofi Kingston versus Tensai: 1 Minute (WWE Raw December 17)
Brad Maddox versus Randy Orton: 1 Minute (WWE Raw December 3)