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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (August 29 - 30)?

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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 29th edition of Raw:

  • 7m 19s: Chris Jericho vs Neville (1 commercial break)
  • 1m 17s: Nia Jax vs Hyan
  • 3m 06s: Sami Zayn vs Jinder Mahal
  • 10m 05s: Bayley and New Day vs Dana and The Club (1 break)
  • 7m 41s: Cesaro vs Sheamus (1 break)
  • 0m 56s: Braun Strowman vs Americo
  • 4m 02s: Darren Young vs Titus O’Neil
  • 18m 18s: Big Cass vs Rollins vs Owens vs Reigns (2 breaks)

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the August 30th edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 2m 49s: Hype Bros. vs Vaudevillains
  • 4m 34s: Apollo Crews vs AJ Styles (1 break)
  • 4m 19s: Naomi and Becky vs Alexa and Natalya (1 break)
  • 2m 54s: Headbangers vs Slater and Rhyno
  • 9m 07s: Dean Ambrose vs Baron Corbin (1 break)

Results for Week 6

Raw total televised content: 2h 12m 23s
Raw televised wrestling time: 52m 44s (8 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 39.8%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 23m 03s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 23m 43s (5 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 28.6%

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: 13h 20m 18s
Raw televised wrestling time: 4h 22m 07s (50 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.8%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 8h 14m 00s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 2h 31m 50s (28 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 30.7%

Combined total televised content: 21h 34m 18s
Combined televised wrestling time: 6h 53m 57s (78 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 32.0%