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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (August 01 - 02)?

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It’s a new era in WWE, and there is an ongoing competition between the Raw and SmackDown Live brands. This column is focused on how much televised wrestling content is seen on each brand when commercial time is removed from the equation.

Televised match times

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the August 1st edition of Raw:

  • 6m 26s: Sasha and Enzo vs Charlotte and Jericho (1 commercial break)
  • 1m 02s: Strowman vs Anderholm
  • 2m 00s: Shining Stars vs Golden Truth
  • 3m 34s: Rusev vs Henry (1 commercial break)
  • 3m 57s: Titus vs Young
  • 1m 10s: Nia Jax vs Ariel Monroe
  • 1m 20s: New Day vs Gallows and Anderson
  • 5m 54s: Cesaro vs Sheamus
  • 0m 15s: Mahal vs Slater
  • 7m 44s: Rollins vs Zayn (1 commercial break)

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the August 2nd edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 3m 00s: Crews vs Kalisto vs Corbin (1 commercial break)
  • 3m 27s: American Alpha vs Vaudevillains
  • 3m 05s: Fandango vs Orton
  • 8m 29s: Ziggler vs Wyatt (1 commercial break)

Results for Week 2

Raw total televised content: 2h 13m 52s
Raw televised wrestling time: 33m 22s (10 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 24.9%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 22m 09s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 18m 01s (4 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 21.9%

Overall results for the brand split

Here are the overall results for the brand split thus far, which began on July 25th:

Raw total televised content: 4h 25m 31s
Raw televised wrestling time: 1h 32m 47s (18 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 34.9%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 2h 44m 40s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 47m 55s (8 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 29.1%

Combined total televised content: 7h 10m 11s
Combined televised wrestling time: 2h 20m 42s (26 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 32.7%