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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 2013-01-29 07:12:00
Sorry for the lack of the usual introduction for this week, but here is a look at the numbers for this week.

The times for the participants in the Elimination Tag Match on Smackdown:
Big Show: 9 Minutes
Daniel Bryan: 6 Minutes
Kane: 4 Minutes
Damien Sandow: 2 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio: 10 Minutes
Cody Rhodes: 10 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 Antonio Cesaro: 8 Minutes
Big Show versus Zack Ryder: 1 Minute
Ryback versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute
Dolph Ziggler versus Miz: 7 Minutes
Kaitlyn versus Alicia Fox: 2 Minutes
Sheamus versus Wade Barrett: 7 Minutes
Tensai versus Alberto Del Rio: 1 Minute

WWE Main Event
Ryback versus Antonio Cesaro: 7 Minutes
Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes versus The Usos: 12 Minutes

WWE NXT
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Yoshi Tatsu and Percy Watson: 5 Minutes
Alicia Fox versus Sasha Banks: 3 Minutes
Corey Graves versus Jake Carter: 3 Minutes
Adrian Neville and Oliver Gray versus Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater: 6 Minutes
Axl Keegan versus Big E Langston: 1 Minute

TNA Impact
Tara versus Velvet Sky: 6 Minutes
Kenny King and Zema Ion versus Rob Van Dam and Christian York: 5 Minutes
Bobby Roode versus Hernandez: 6 Minutes
Jeff Hardy versus Christopher Daniels: 10 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Great Khali versus Epico: 2 Minutes
Great Khali versus Primo: 3 Minutes
JTG versus Kofi Kingston: 4 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Sheamus versus Wade Barrett: 8 Minutes
Rosa Mendes versus Natalya: 3 Minutes
Randy Orton versus Drew McIntyre: 1 Minute
Miz versus Darren Young: 2 Minutes
Kane, Alberto Del Rio, and Daniel Bryan versus Big Show, Damien Sandow, and Cody Rhodes: 10 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Adam Page versus Silas Young: 6 Minutes
Matt Hardy versus Rhett Titus: 7 Minutes
Adam Cole versus BJ Whitmer: 8 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

TNA Impact: 27 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 27 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 27 Minutes in 7 Matches (last week: 35 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 24 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 29 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 21 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 22 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 19 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 26 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 18 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 20 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 9 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 12 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 145 Minutes in 29 Matches (Last Week: 161 Minutes in 27 Matches)

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 21 Minutes (down from 22 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 19 Minutes (down from 26 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 18 Minutes (down from 20 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.5 Minutes (up from 8.5 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 12 Minutes (up from 14.5 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 9 Minutes (down from 12 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 9 Minutes (down from 11.67 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Main Event: 9.5 Minutes (down from 13 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7 Minutes (down from 7.33 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 6.75 Minutes (up from 5.67 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.8 Minutes (down from 4.83 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 3.86 Minutes (down from 5 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 3.6 Minutes (down from 5 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 3 Minutes (down from 6 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes versus The Usos: 12 Minutes (WWE Main Event January 23)
Jeff Hardy versus Christopher Daniels: 10 Minutes (TNA Impact January 24)
Kane, Alberto Del Rio, and Daniel Bryan versus Big Show, Damien Sandow, and Cody Rhodes: 10 Minutes (WWE Smackdown January 25)

Shortest Matches
Randy Orton versus Drew McIntyre: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown January 25)
Axl Keegan versus Big E Langston: 1 Minute (WWE NXT January 24)
Big Show versus Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 21)
Ryback versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 21)
Tensai versus Alberto Del Rio: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 21)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 4,405 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 4,275 Minutes
TNA Impact: 3,957 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 2,950 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 1,797 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,473 Minutes
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 1,123 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 2,400 Minutes
[Season 6: 656 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: 335 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 20,795 Minutes

Total Wrestling Time by Company
WWE: 14,365 Minutes
TNA: 3,957 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 2,473 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 954 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 868 Matches
TNA Impact: 778 Matches
WWE Superstars: 487 Matches
[On WWE.com: 293 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 455 Matches
[Season 6: 134 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 317 Matches
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
[On Sinclair: 143 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 34 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 3,893

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 2,798 Matches
TNA: 778 Matches
Ring of Honor: 317 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.55 Minutes (down from 23.58 Minutes)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21.188 Minutes (down from 21.19 Minutes)]
WWE Main Event: 19.71 Minutes (down from 19.75 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 19.67 Minutes (down from 19.74 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 19.75 Minutes (down from 19.87 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 15.89 Minutes (up from 15.88 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.16 Minutes (down from 21.27 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: 15.10 Minutes (down from 15.117 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.97 Minutes (down from 13.984 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.016 Minutes (up from 13.013 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.81 Minutes (down from 12.84 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.55 Minutes
WWE: 14.839 Minutes (down from 14.863 Minutes)
TNA: 13.016 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 9.85 Minutes (down from 9.88 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.80 Minutes (down from 7.81 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 7.85 Minutes (down from 7.87 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.057 Minutes (down from 6.0764 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.133 Minutes (down from 6.165 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 5.27 Minutes (down from 5.293 Minutes)
[Season 6: 4.896 Minutes (down from 4.945 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: 5.341 Minutes (down from 5.344 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.086 Minutes (up from 5.077 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.9251 Minutes (down from 4.9258 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.617 Minutes (down from 4.623 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.80 Minutes
WWE: 5.134 Minutes (down from 5.139 Minutes)
TNA: 5.086 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: 500 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 335 Matches
Ring of Honor: 98 Matches
TNA: 67 Matches

Shortest Matches
325 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 264 Matches
TNA: 49 Matches
Ring of Honor: 12 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Randy Orton versus Drew McIntyre: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown January 25)
Axl Keegan versus Big E Langston: 1 Minute (WWE NXT January 24)
Big Show versus Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 21)
Ryback versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 21)
Tensai versus Alberto Del Rio: 1 Minute (WWE Raw January 21)
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)