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

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-09-17 18:37:48
I will be brief with my analysis for this week, but one of the most important things about the totals for this column is the fact that Goldust’s match with Randy Orton was tied for the second longest of the week. We now have 300 more ten minute matches than one minute matches. Impact looks like they may become the fourth show to hit triple digits in the ten minute match column.

Congratulations to TNA for passing 5,000 minutes, joining Raw and Smackdown. Main Event finally passed the 1,000 minute barrier and they did it in 50 weeks. To compare with the other shows, it took Raw 39 weeks, it took Ring of Honor 43 weeks (but only 39 shows), it took Superstars 50 weeks, it took Impact 39 weeks (but only 38 shows), it took Smackdown 37 weeks, and it took NXT 82 weeks (81 total shows).

In what is probably only something that interests me, when you look at the difference between second place (Smackdown) and third place (Impact) as well as the difference between fourth place (Superstars) and fourth place (NXT) are almost equal. Smackdown is 203 minutes ahead of Impact and Superstars is 206 minutes ahead of NXT.

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
Curtis Axel versus Kofi Kingston: 2 Minutes
Bray Wyatt versus Dolph Ziggler: 3 Minutes
Natalya, Brie Bella, and Naomi versus Alicia Fox, Aksana, and Layla El: 3 Minutes
R Truth versus Alberto Del Rio: 5 Minutes
Antonio Cesaro versus Santino Marella: 4 Minutes
Damien Sandow versus Miz: 4 Minutes
Goldust versus Randy Orton: 12 Minutes
Rob Van Dam versus Ryback: 3 Minutes
Daniel Bryan versus Dean Ambrose: 11 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Kofi Kingston versus Antonio Cesaro: 11 Minutes
Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal versus Titus O’Neil and Darren Young: 9 Minutes
Big E Langston versus R Truth: 5 Minutes

WWE NXT
Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady versus Alexander Rusev and Scott Dawson: 4 Minutes
Sasha Banks versus Paige: 8 Minutes
Xavier Woods versus Leo Kruger: 11 Minutes

TNA Impact
Austin Aries versus AJ Styles: 11 Minutes
Magnus versus Bobby Roode: 7 Minutes
Bully Ray versus Ken Anderson: 13 Minutes
AJ Styles versus Magnus: 12 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Jimmy and Jey Uso versus Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal: 8 Minutes
Big E Langston versus Zack Ryder: 5 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Alicia Fox, Askana, and Layla El versus Brie Bella, Naomi, and Natalya: 2 Minutes
Santino Marella versus Damien Sandow: 2 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio versus Ricardo Rodriguez: 2 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Dean Ambrose: 6 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso versus Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins: 6 Minutes

Ring of Honor
No New Wrestling

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 47 Minutes in 9 Matches (last week: 39 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 43 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 39 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 25 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 24 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 23 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 32 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 18 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 37 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 13 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 16 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: No New Wrestling (last week: 0 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 187 Minutes in 27 Matches (Last Week: 179 Minutes in 29 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE Main Event: 25 Minutes (up from 24 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 23 Minutes (down from 32 Minutes)
TNA Impact 21.5 Minutes (up from 19.5 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 15.67 Minutes (up from 13 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 13 Minutes (down from 16 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 9 Minutes (down from 18.5 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 0 Minutes (No Change)

Per Match Averages (this week):
TNA Impact: 10.75 Minutes (up from 9.75 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 8.33 Minutes (up from 8 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 7.67 Minutes (down from 8 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 6.5 Minutes (down from 8 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 5.22 Minutes (down from 5.57 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 3.6 Minutes (up from 5.29 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 0 Minutes (No Change)

Longest Matches
Bully Ray versus Ken Anderson: 13 Minutes (TNA Impact September 12)
AJ Styles versus Magnus: 12 Minutes (TNA Impact September 12)
Goldust versus Randy Orton: 12 Minutes (WWE Raw September 9)

Shortest Matches
Alicia Fox, Askana, and Layla El versus Brie Bella, Naomi, and Natalya: 2 Minutes (WWE Smackdown September 13)
Santino Marella versus Damien Sandow: 2 Minutes (WWE Smackdown September 13)
Alberto Del Rio versus Ricardo Rodriguez: 2 Minutes (WWE Smackdown September 13)
Curtis Axel versus Kofi Kingston: 2 Minutes (WWE Raw September 9)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 5,814 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 5,216 Minutes
TNA Impact: 5,013 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 3,337 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 2,184 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 3,131 Minutes
[Season 6: 1,387 Minutes]
[Season 5: 1,164 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 3,088 Minutes
[On Sinclair: 1,738 Minutes]
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 1,023 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 26,622 Minutes

Total Time by Company
WWE: 18,521 Minutes
TNA: 5,013 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 3,088 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 1,219 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 1,048 Matches
TNA Impact: 934 Matches
WWE NXT: 585 Matches
[Season 6: 264 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
WWE Superstars: 553 Matches
[On WWE.com: 359 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 395 Matches
[On Sinclair: 221 Matches]
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 121 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 4,855

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 3,526 Matches
TNA: 934 Matches
Ring of Honor: 395 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.57 Minutes (No Change)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 22 Minutes (No Change)]
WWE Main Event: 20.46 Minutes (up from 20.37 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 18.23 Minutes (down from 18.26 Minutes)
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
[On WWE.com: 17.61 Minutes (down from 17.65 Minutes)]
WWE NXT: 17.02 Minutes (up from 16.98 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.67 Minutes (up from 21.65 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: 15.36 Minutes (up from 15.35 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 14.02 Minutes (down from 14.05 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.55 Minutes (up from 13.51 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 13.12 Minutes (up from 13.106 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.57 Minutes
WWE: 15.033 Minutes (up from 15.03 Minutes)
TNA: 13.55 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 8.45 Minutes (down from 8.46 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 7.82 Minutes (No Change)
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 7.86 Minutes (No Change)]
WWE Superstars: 6.034 Minutes (up from 6.032 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.083 Minutes (up from 6.081 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
Overall Average: 5.483 Minutes (up from 5.478 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.37 Minutes (up from 5.34 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 5.35 Minutes (up from 5.34 Minutes)
[Season 5: 5.91 Minutes]
[Season 4: 5.55 Minutes]
[Season 6: 5.25 Minutes (up from 5.22 Minutes)]
[Season 2: 5.1 Minutes]
[Season 1: 4.28 Minutes]
[Season 3: 3.75 Minutes]
WWE Smackdown: 4.977 Minutes (down from 4.984 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.77 Minutes (up from 4.766 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.82 Minutes
TNA: 5.34 Minutes
WWE: 5.25 Minutes (up from 5.249 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)
Steel Cage Warfare: 24 Minutes (Ring of Honor July 27, 2013)

Total Number of Ten Minute Matches: 683 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 463 Matches
Ring of Honor: 123 Matches
TNA: 97 Matches

Shortest Matches
383 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 317 Matches
TNA: 51 Matches
Ring of Honor: 15 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Brodus Clay and Tensai: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown August 30)
Cody Rhodes versus Fandango: 1 Minute (WWE Raw August 26)
Sin Cara versus Alberto Del Rio: 1 Minute (WWE Raw August 19)
Mason Ryan versus Scott Dawson: 1 Minute (WWE NXT August 14)
Tyler Breeze versus Danny Burch: 1 Minute (WWE NXT August 7)
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus Brodus Clay and Tensai: 1 Minute (WWE Raw August 5)
Aiden English and Mickie Keegan versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 31)
Brodus Clay and Tensai versus Erick Rowan and Luke Harper: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown July 26)
Tyler Breeze versus Angelo Dawkins: 1 Minute (WWE NXT July 24)
Ryback versus Brooklyn Brawler: 1 Minute (WWE Superstars July 18)