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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 2014-03-10 06:32:31
With the WWE Network becoming the homes for three of the shows after the announcement that Main Event will air live on the Network on Tuesday nights, it means that we are going to get to make some changes in this column. The totals for Main Event, NXT, and Superstars will be considered separately as new seasons.

The totals for Main Event will be based on what airs on the WWE Network in the event that there are any differences between the WWE Network version and the ION Network broadcast as long as the show airs on both networks.

Raw won the week one more time, but they fell below 50 minutes of wrestling for the first time in six weeks. Smackdown finished in second place again, but tied with Main Event. Fourth place went to NXT and Impact while Superstars finished in last place.

The two ties among the shows is a rare occasion and Impact and Superstars matched their totals for last week.

The first match from Main Event on the WWE Network was the longest match of the week while Raw had the next two longest matches as well as the only two one minute matches.

This week put us past 31,000 minutes of wrestling and NXT jumped ahead of Superstars again to take a one minute advantage over Superstars. Over the 208 episodes of television from these two shows, that one minute difference comes out to just under three-tenths of a second per show.

If we get matches from the television taping in Philadelphia instead of the 12th Anniversary Show, we will hit exactly 2,000 hours of wrestling.

The totals for Sunday’s Lockdown pay per view will appear in the March recap.

The times for participation in the Elimination Tag Match on Impact were as follows:

Davey Richards: 15 Minutes
Eddie Edwards: 3 Minutes
MVP: 5 Minutes
Austin Aries: 9 Minutes
Robbie E: 2 Minutes
Booby Roode: 15 Minutes

In this column, I am treating it as two matches since there was an hour between the first part and the second part of the match.

While the matches on this week’s Ring of Honor television do not qualify for this column, here are the match lengths from the program that aired featuring matches from the 12th Anniversary show: Matt Taven versus Silas Young was 7 Minutes; Tommaso Ciampa versus Hanson was 7 Minutes; and Chris Hero versus Adam Cole was 18 Minutes (If you want to see the matches without commercial breaks, they are available in the VOD section on the Ring of Honor website).

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
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Billy Gunn and Road Dogg: 6 Minutes
Big E versus Cesaro: 1 Minute
Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Bray Wyatt versus Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns: 11 Minutes
Emma and Santino Marella versus Summer Rae and Fandango: 3 Minutes
Christian versus Sheamus: 11 Minutes
Nikki Bella and Brie Bella versus Aksana and Alicia Fox: 4 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Albeto Del Rio: 3 Minutes
Big E versus Jack Swagger: 1 Minute
Daniel Bryan versus Batista: 7 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Daniel Bryan versus Kane: 17 Minutes
Nikki Bella versus Alicia Fox: 5 Minutes
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Fernando and Diego: 8 Minutes

WWE NXT
Adrian Neville versus Camacho: 3 Minutes
Emma versus Charlotte: 3 Minutes
Yoshi Tatsu versus Corey Graves: 2 Minutes
Adam Rose versus Wesley Blake: 2 Minutes
Sami Zayn versus Corey Graves: 10 Minutes

TNA Impact
Robbie E, Austin Aries, and Bobby Roode versus Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, and MVP (Part 1): 9 Minutes
Samuel Shaw versus Eric Young: 2 Minutes
Lei’d Tapa, Alpha Female, and Gail Kim versus Velvet Sky, ODB, and Madison Rayne: 4 Minutes
Robbie E, Austin Aries, and Bobby Roode versus Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, and MVP (Part 2): 5 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Titus O’Neil versus Zack Ryder: 4 Minutes
Fernando and Diego versus Curtis Axel and Ryback: 7 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Dolph Ziggler versus Christian: 6 Minutes
Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Curtis Axel and Ryback: 4 Minutes
Tamina Snuka and AJ Lee versus Natalya and Eva Marie: 4 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio versus Sheamus: 8 Minutes
Big Show and Daniel Bryan versus Batista and Kane: 8 Minutes

Ring of Honor
No Qualifying Matches

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 47 Minutes in 9 Matches (last week: 60 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 30 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 28 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 30 Minutes in 3 Matches (last week: 21 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 20 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 0 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 20 Minutes in 4 Matches (last week: 20 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 11 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 11 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: No Qualifying Matches (last week: 0 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 158 Minutes in 28 Matches (Last Week: 140 Minutes in 23 Matches)

Hourly Averages
WWE Main Event: 30 Minutes (down from 21 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 20 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 15.67 Minutes (down from 20 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 15 Minutes (up from 14 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 11 Minutes (No Change)
TNA Impact: 10 Minutes (No Change)
Ring of Honor: 0 Minutes (No Change)

Per Match Averages (this week):
WWE Main Event: 10 Minutes (up from 5.25 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 6 Minutes (up from 5.6 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 5.5 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Raw: 5.22 Minutes (down from 8.57 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5 Minutes (up from 4 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 4 Minutes (up from 0 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 0 Minutes (No Change)

Longest Matches
Daniel Bryan versus Kane: 17 Minutes (WWE Main Event March 4)
Christian versus Sheamus: 11 Minutes (WWE Raw March 3)
Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Bray Wyatt versus Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns: 11 Minutes (WWE Raw March 3)

Shortest Matches
Big E versus Jack Swagger: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 3)
Big E versus Cesaro: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 3)
Samuel Shaw versus Eric Young: 2 Minutes (TNA Impact March 6)
Yoshi Tatsu versus Corey Graves: 2 Minutes (WWE NXT March 6)
Adam Rose versus Wesley Blake: 2 Minutes (WWE NXT March 6)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Raw: 7,176 Minutes
WWE Smackdown: 6,067 Minutes
TNA Impact: 5,664 Minutes
WWE NXT: 3,638 Minutes
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 20 Minutes]
[Season 6: 1,874 Minutes]
[Season 5: 1,164 Minutes]
[Season 4: 161 Minutes]
[Season 3: 90 Minutes]
[Season 2: 158 Minutes]
[Season 1: 171 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 3,637 Minutes
[On WWE Network: 11 Minutes]
[On WWE.com/Hulu Plus: 2,473 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 3,260 Minutes
[On Sinclair: 1,910 Minutes]
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 1,650 Minutes
[On WWE Network: 30 Minutes]
[On ION: 1,620 Minutes]

Overall Wrestling Time: 31,092 Minutes

Total Time by Company
WWE: 22,168 Minutes
TNA: 5,664 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 3,260 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 1,428 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 1,203 Matches
TNA Impact: 1,044 Matches
WWE NXT: 687 Matches
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 5 Matches]
[Season 6: 361 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
WWE Superstars: 603 Matches
[On WWE Network: 2 Matches]
[On WWE.com/Hulu Plus: 407 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 421 Matches
[On Sinclair: 247 Matches]
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 203 Matches
[On WWE Network: 3 Matches]
[On ION: 200 Matches]

Total Number of Matches: 5,588

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 4,123 Matches
TNA: 1,044 Matches
Ring of Honor: 421 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.62 Minutes (No Change)
[On Sinclair: 22.21 Minutes (No Change)]
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 22 Minutes (up from 21.89 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 30 Minutes]
[On ION: 21.89 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 17.49 Minutes (down from 17.52 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 11 Minutes]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
[On WWE.com/Hulu Plus: 16.75 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 17.49 Minutes (up from 17.478 Minutes)
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 20 Minutes]
[Season 6: 21.54 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: 15.632 Minutes (up from 15.6311 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 14.38 Minutes (up from 14.37 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 13.85 Minutes (up from 13.84 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13.49 Minutes (down from 13.50 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.62 Minutes
WWE: 15.49 Minutes (up from 15.481 Minutes)
TNA: 13.49 Minutes

Per Match Averages
WWE Main Event: 8.13 Minutes (up from 8.10 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 10 Minutes]
[On ION: 8.10 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 7.74 Minutes (No Change)
[On Sinclair: 7.73 Minutes (No Change)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Superstars: 6.031 Minutes (down from 6.033 Minutes)
[On WWE Network: 5.5 Minutes]
[On WWE.com: 6.076 Minutes]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
Overall Average: 5.564 Minutes (up from 5.563 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.425 Minutes (down from 5.427 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 5.295 Minutes (from 5.304 Minutes)
[Season 7 (WWE Network): 4 Minutes]
[Season 6: 5.19 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]
WWE Smackdown: 5.047 Minutes (up from 5.043 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 5.03 Minutes (up from 5.02 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.74 Minutes
TNA: 5.425 Minutes
WWE: 5.377 Minutes (up from 5.374 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)
Randy Orton versus Daniel Bryan: 24 Minutes (WWE Raw February 3, 2014)

Total Number of Ten Minute Matches: 825 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 577 Matches
Ring of Honor: 129 Matches
TNA: 119 Matches

Shortest Matches
428 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 352 Matches
TNA: 59 Matches
Ring of Honor: 17 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Big E versus Jack Swagger: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 3)
Big E versus Cesaro: 1 Minute (WWE Raw March 3)
Ethan Carter III versus Douglas Williams: 1 Minute (TNA Impact February 27)
Bad Bones versus Samoa Joe: 1 Minute (TNA Impact February 27)
Road Dogg and Billy Gunn versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso: 1 Minute (WWE Raw February 24)
Damien Sandow versus Darren Young: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown February 14)
MVP versus Rockstar Spud: 1 Minute (TNA Impact February 13)
Jinder Mahal versus Big E Langston: 1 Minute (WWE Main Event February 12)
CJ Parker versus Tye Dillinger: 1 Minute (WWE NXT February 12)
Marcus Louis and Jason Jordan versus Erick Rowan and Luke Harper: 1 Minute (WWE NXT February 12)