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

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-07-07 12:57:20
The second half of the year starts with all seven shows returning with new matches and a return to the totals that we have become accustomed to over the last few months. Raw continued to lead the other shows with 44 minutes of wrestling. Impact was the only other show to break the 30 minute barrier while Ring of Honor and Main Event almost finished in third place for the week but fell one minute behind Smackdown.

The 189 minutes of wrestling this week was the highest in the last four weeks thanks to the return of Ring of Honor television matches that qualify for this column. They were within the range of the last four weeks with all seven shows.

This is the first week since the end of May when there was a one minute match where Raw or Smackdown was not represented. All three matches came from NXT.

Over the last two weeks, Raw has passed Smackdown for the lead in the number of ten minute matches.

Smackdown approaches a few milestones that should be reached by the end of the month. They are seven matches from 1,000 and seventy-five minutes from 5,000.

Looking back at the first week of 2013, it would appear that we are slightly ahead of their pace because we did not have an episode of Raw or Ring of Honor to qualify.

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
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins versus Christian, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso: 6 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Jinder Mahal: 2 Minutes
Kane versus Randy Orton: 8 Minutes
Fandango versus Sheamus: 6 Minutes
Miz versus Ryback: 5 Minutes
CM Punk and Curtis Axel versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil: 6 Minutes
Kaitlyn versus Alicia Fox: 2 Minutes
Cody Rhodes versus Antonio Cesaro: 2 Minutes
John Cena versus Alberto Del Rio: 13 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Damien Sandow versus Christian: 17 Minutes
Sin Cara versus Jack Swagger: 6 Minutes
Big E Langston versus Curt Hawkins: 3 Minutes

WWE NXT
Paige versus Alicia Fox: 5 Minutes
Conor O’Brian versus Andy Baker: 1 Minute
Xavier Woods versus Scott Dawson: 4 Minutes
Mason Ryan versus Enzo Amore: 1 Minute
Mason Ryan versus Colin Cassady: 1 Minute
Bo Dallas versus Antonio Cesaro: 10 Minutes

TNA Impact
Frankie Kazarian versus A.J. Styles: 4 Minutes
Jay Bradley versus Hernandez: 3 Minutes
Robbie E and Jessie Godderz versus James Storm and Gunner: 3 Minutes
Jeff Hardy versus Joseph Park: 8 Minutes
Austin Aries versus Manik versus Chris Sabin: 13 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Wade Barrett versus Zack Ryder: 8 Minutes
Naomi versus Natalya: 5 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow versus The Usos: 2 Minutes
Alicia Fox versus Kaitlyn: 3 Minutes
Randy Orton versus Christian: 9 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Drew McIntyre: 3 Minutes
Fandango versus Justin Gabriel: 2 Minutes
CM Punk versus Alberto Del Rio: 8 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander versus John Silver and Alex Reynolds: 5 Minutes
MsChif versus Veda Scott: 5 Minutes
Adam Page versus Silas Young: 5 Minutes
Eddie Edwards versus Matt Taven: 11 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 44 Minutes in 9 Matches (last week: 41 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 31 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 28 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 27 Minutes in 6 Matches (last week: 26 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: No Wrestling)
WWE Main Event: 26 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 17 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 22 Minutes in 6 Matches (last week: 20 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 13 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 12 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 189 Minutes in 35 Matches (Last Week: 144 Minutes in 28 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE NXT: 22 Minutes (up from 20 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 26 Minutes (up from 17 Minutes)
TNA Impact 15.5 Minutes (up from 14 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 14.67 Minutes (up from 13.67 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.5 Minutes (up from 13 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 13 Minutes (up from 12 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Superstars: 6.5 Minutes (up from 6 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 8.67 Minutes (up from 5.67 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 6.2 Minutes (up from 5.6 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.5 Minutes (down from 5.2 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.89 Minutes (down from 5.13 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 4.83 Minutes (up from 4 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 6.5 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Damien Sandow versus Christian: 17 Minutes (WWE Main Event July 3)
John Cena versus Alberto Del Rio: 13 Minutes (WWE Raw July 1)
Austin Aries versus Manik versus Chris Sabin: 13 Minutes (TNA Impact July 4)

Shortest Matches
Mason Ryan versus Enzo Amore: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 3)
Mason Ryan versus Colin Cassady: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 3)
Conor O’Brian versus Andy Baker: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 3)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 5,363 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 4,925 Minutes
TNA Impact: 4,634 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 3,217 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 2,064 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,912 Minutes
[On Sinclair: 1,562 Minutes]
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 2,897 Minutes
[Season 6: 1,153 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: 775 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 24,723 Minutes

Total Time by Company
WWE: 17,177 Minutes
TNA: 4,634 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 2,912 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 1,140 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 993 Matches
TNA Impact: 888 Matches
WWE Superstars: 532 Matches
[On WWE.com: 338 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 546 Matches
[Season 6: 225 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 376 Matches
[On Sinclair: 202 Matches]
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 91 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 4,566

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 3,302 Matches
TNA: 888 Matches
Ring of Honor: 376 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.48 Minutes (up from 23.46 Minutes)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21.69 Minutes (up from 21.63 Minutes)]
WWE Main Event: 19.38 Minutes (up from 19.21 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 18.59 Minutes (down from 18.63 Minutes)
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
[On WWE.com: 18.11 Minutes (down from 18.15 Minutes)]
WWE NXT: 16.65 Minutes (up from 16.62 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.35 Minutes (up from 21.33 Minutes)]
[Season 5: 17.64 Minutes]
[Season 4: 12.38 Minutes]
[Season 2: 12.15 Minutes]
[Season 1: 11.4 Minutes]
[Season 3: 6.92 Minutes]
Overall Average: 15.20 Minutes (up from 15.191 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.991 Minutes (down from 13.994 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.24 Minutes (up from 13.227 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.985 Minutes (up from 12.973 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.48 Minutes
WWE: 14.91 Minutes (up from 14.899 Minutes)
TNA: 13.24 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 8.516 Minutes (up from 8.511 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.74 Minutes (down from 7.76 Minutes)
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 7.73 Minutes (down from 7.76 Minutes)]
WWE Superstars: 6.046 Minutes (up from 6.0453 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.107 Minutes (up from 6.104 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
Overall Average: 5.4145 Minutes (down from 5.4156 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 5.31 Minutes (down from 5.32 Minutes)
[Season 5: 5.91 Minutes]
[Season 4: 5.55 Minutes]
[Season 6: 5.12 Minutes (down from 5.16 Minutes)]
[Season 2: 5.1 Minutes]
[Season 1: 4.28 Minutes]
[Season 3: 3.75 Minutes]
TNA Impact: 5.218 Minutes (up from 5.213 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.959 Minutes (down from 4.963 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.704 Minutes (up from 4.703 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.74 Minutes
TNA: 5.218 Minutes
WWE: 5.202 Minutes (down from 5.203 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: 612 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 416 Matches
Ring of Honor: 113 Matches
TNA: 83 Matches

Shortest Matches
372 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 307 Matches
TNA: 51 Matches
Ring of Honor: 14 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Mason Ryan versus Enzo Amore: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 3)
Mason Ryan versus Colin Cassady: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 3)
Conor O’Brian versus Andy Baker: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 3)
Natalya versus AJ Lee: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown June 28)
Big E Langston versus Aiden English: 1 Minute (WWE NXT June 26)
Randy Orton versus Daniel Bryan: 1 Minute (WWE Raw June 24)
Aksana versus Kaitlyn: 1 Minute (WWE Raw June 24)
Triple H versus Curtis Axel (Match 2): 1 Minute (WWE Raw June 10)
Triple H versus Curtis Axel (Match 1): 1 Minute (WWE Raw June 10)
Samoa Joe versus Garett Bischoff: 1 Minute (Impact Wrestling May 30)