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BY THE NUMBERS: LOOKING BACK AT THE WEEK IN WRESTLING FROM WWE, TNA, AND ROH FEATURING TIE FOR MOST WRESTLING ON A SINGLE SHOW AND THE THIRD LONGEST MATCH IN 2 1/2 YEARS ON TV

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-10-29 15:45:40
This week saw the overall totals drop from last week, but it was still the second highest weekly total, only five minutes behind last week. While the numbers were down overall, we did see a tie for the highest amount of wrestling on a single show. Raw tied Impact’s Whole F’n Show from the summer of 2010.

With the higher totals for the amount of wrestling over the last few weeks, we have finally passed the fifteen minute per hour barrier. The only shows under the fifteen minute mark for the individual shows are the shows of more than an hour (Raw, Impact, and Smackdown).

Raw passed the thirty-eight hundred minute mark this week and is only forty-two minutes behind Smackdown. Impact passed the thirty-six hundred minute mark this week. NXT passed four hundred matches while Smackdown moves closer to eight hundred matches and might reach that number next week.

The amount of time that the participants in the Survival of the Fittest Match on this week’s Ring of Honor were:
Mike Mondo: 5 Minutes
Roderick Strong: 7 Minutes
Adam Cole: 8 Minutes
Michael Elgin: 13 Minutes
Davey Richards: 21 Minutes
Jay Lethal: 21 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
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes: 8 Minutes
Kofi Kingston versus Michael McGillicutty: 2 Minutes
Justin Gabriel versus Antonio Cesaro: 5 Minutes
Ryback versus Miz: 3 Minutes
Dolph Ziggler versus Daniel Bryan: 11 Minutes
Kane versus Big Show: 6 Minutes
Alberto Del Rio versus Zack Ryder: 3 Minutes
CM Punk versus Sheamus: 15 Minutes

WWE Main Event
Ryback versus Dolph Ziggler: 6 Minutes
Sin Cara versus Alberto Del Rio: 5 Minutes

WWE NXT
Brodus Clay versus Camacho: 4 Minutes
Kassius Ohno versus Trent Barreta: 7 Minutes
Audrey Marie and Paige versus Layla El and Alicia Fox: 5 Minutes
Bronson versus Lincoln Brodrick: 1 Minute
Seth Rollins versus Heath Slater: 7 Minutes

TNA Impact
Rob Van Dam versus Zema Ion: 5 Minutes
Samoa Joe versus Robbie T: 2 Minutes
Austin Aries versus Ken Anderson: 9 Minutes
Brooke Tessmacher versus Tara: 4 Minutes
Kurt Angle versus Jeff Hardy: 10 Minutes

WWE Superstars
Usos versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil: 8 Minutes
Jinder Mahal versus Tyson Kidd: 5 Minutes

WWE Smackdown
Kane versus Cody Rhodes: 3 Minutes
Miz versus Yoshi Tatsu: 4 Minutes
Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett: 11 Minutes
Eve Torres and Aksana versus Kaitlyn and Layla El: 4 Minutes
Daniel Bryan versus Damien Sandow: 5 Minutes

Ring of Honor
Briscoe Brothers versus Bravado Brothers: 5 Minutes
Survival of the Fittest: 21 Minutes

This Week’s Totals

Total Amount of Wrestling on Shows:

WWE Raw: 53 Minutes in 8 Matches (last week: 43 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 30 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 25 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 27 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 35 Minutes)
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 29 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 24 Minutes in 5 Matches (last week: 26 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 13 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 13 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 11 Minutes in 2 Matches (last week: 18 Minutes)

Total Wrestling for the Week: 184 Minutes in 29 Matches (Last Week: 189 Minutes in 33 Matches)

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 26 Minutes (down from 29 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 24 Minutes (down from 26 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 17.67 Minutes (up from 14.33 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 15 Minutes (up from 12.5 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.5 Minutes (down from 17.5 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 13 Minutes (No Change)
WWE Main Event: 11 Minutes (down from 18 Minutes)

Per Match Averages (this week):
Ring of Honor: 13 Minutes (up from 9.67 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 6.63 Minutes (up from 4.3 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 6.5 Minutes (No Change)
TNA Impact: 6 Minutes (up from 6 Minutes)
WWE Main Event: 5.5 Minutes (down from 9 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 5.4 Minutes (up from 5 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 4.8 Minutes (down from 6.5 Minutes)

Longest Matches
Survival of the Fittest Match: 21 Minutes (Ring of Honor October 27)
CM Punk versus Sheamus: 15 Minutes (WWE Raw October 22)
Dolph Ziggler versus Daniel Bryan: 11 Minutes (WWE Raw October 22)
Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett: 11 Minutes (WWE Smackdown October 26)

Shortest Matches
Bronson versus Lincoln Brodrick: 1 Minute (WWE NXT October 25)
Kofi Kingston versus Michael McGillicutty: 2 Minutes (WWE Raw October 22)
Samoa Joe versus Robbie T: 2 Minutes (TNA Impact October 25)

Overall Totals

Total Wrestling Time by Show
WWE Smackdown: 3,858 Minutes
WWE Raw: 3.816 Minutes
TNA Impact: 3,614 Minutes
WWE Superstars: 2,826 Minutes
[On WWE.com: 1,673 Minutes]
[On WGN: 1,153 Minutes]
Ring of Honor: 2,330 Minutes
[On HDNet: 1,350 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 980 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 2,154 Minutes
[Season 6: 410 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: 62 Minutes

Overall Wrestling Time: 18,660 Minutes

Total Wrestling Time by Company
WWE: 12,716 Minutes
TNA: 3,614 Minutes
Ring of Honor: 2,330 Minutes

Total Number of Matches by Show
WWE Raw: 845 Matches
WWE Smackdown: 794 Matches
TNA Impact: 718 Matches
WWE Superstars: 464 Matches
[On WWE.com: 270 Matches]
[On WGN: 194 Matches]
WWE NXT: 404 Matches
[Season 6: 82 Matches]
[Season 5: 197 Matches]
[Season 4: 29 Matches]
[Season 3: 24 Matches]
[Season 2: 31 Matches]
[Season 1: 40 Matches]
Ring of Honor: 297 Matches
[On HDNet: 174 Matches]
[On Sinclair: 123 Matches]
WWE Main Event: 8 Matches

Total Number of Matches: 3,530

Total Number of Matches by Company
WWE: 2,515 Matches
TNA: 718 Matches
Ring of Honor: 297 Matches

Hourly Averages
Ring of Honor: 23.78 Minutes (up from 23.75 Minutes)
[On HDNet: 25.96 Minutes]
[On Sinclair: 21.30 Minutes (up from 21.2 Minutes)]
WWE Superstars: 20.33 Minutes (down from 20.38 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 20.91 Minutes (down from 21.01 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 19.54 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 15.5 Minutes (down from 17 Minutes)
WWE NXT: 15.50 Minutes (up from 15.43 Minutes)
[Season 6: 21.58 Minutes (up from 21.44 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: 15.01 Minutes (up from 14.997 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 13.779 Minutes (down from 13.78 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 13 Minutes (up from 12.985 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 12.51 Minutes (up from 12.46 Minutes)

Hourly Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 23.78 Minutes
WWE: 14.67 Minutes (up from 14.65 Minutes)
TNA: 13 Minutes

Per Match Averages
Ring of Honor: 7.85 Minutes (up from 7.81 Minutes)
[On Sinclair: 7.97 Minutes (up from 7.88 Minutes)]
[On HDNet: 7.76 Minutes]
WWE Main Event: 7.75 Minutes (down from 8.5 Minutes)
WWE Superstars: 6.09 Minutes (up from 6.089 Minutes)
[On WWE.com: 6.196 Minutes (up from 6.194 Minutes)]
[On WGN: 5.94 Minutes]
WWE NXT: 5.331 Minutes (down from 5.34 Minutes)
[Season 6: 4.94 Minutes (down from 4.95 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: 5.286 Minutes (up from 5.28 Minutes)
TNA Impact: 5.03 Minutes (up from 5.026 Minutes)
WWE Smackdown: 4.859 Minutes (up from 4.856 Minutes)
WWE Raw: 4.52 Minutes (down from 4.496 Minutes)

Per Match Averages by Company
Ring of Honor: 7.85 Minutes
WWE: 5.056 Minutes (up from 5.049 Minutes)
TNA: 5.03 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] (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: 444 Matches

Ten Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 291 Matches
Ring of Honor: 94 Matches
TNA: 59 Matches

Shortest Matches
303 Total Matches at 1 Minute

One Minute Matches by Company
WWE: 243 Matches
TNA: 48 Matches
Ring of Honor: 12 Matches

The Last Ten Matches that Qualified:
Bronson versus Lincoln Brodrick: 1 Minute (WWE NXT October 25)
Darren Young and Titus O’Neil versus Santino Marella and Zack Ryder: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 15)
Zema Ion versus Douglas Williams: 1 Minute (TNA Impact October 4)
Big E Langston versus Aiden English: 1 Minute (WWE NXT October 4)
Brodus Clay versus Antonio Cesaro: 1 Minute (WWE Raw October 1)
Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix versus Layla El and Alicia Fox: 1 Minute (WWE Raw September 24)
Brodus Clay versus Heath Slater: 1 Minute (WWE Smackdown September 21)
Sheamus versus David Otunga: 1 Minute (WWE Raw September 10)
Brodus Clay versus Ryan Collins: 1 Minute (WWE NXT September 6)
Madison Rayne versus ODB: 1 Minute (TNA Impact August 30)