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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (September 05 - 06)?

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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 September 5, 2016 edition of Raw:

  • 9m 06s: Charlotte vs Bayley (1 commercial break)
  • 0m 38s: Kyle Roberts vs Bo Dallas
  • 10m 44s: Seth Rollins vs Chris Jericho (1 break)
  • 4m 04s: Cesaro vs Sheamus
  • 3m 35s: Enzo and Big Cass vs Shining Stars (1 break)
  • 1m 37s: Ann Esposito vs Nia Jax
  • 2m 15s: Darren Young vs Jinder Mahal
  • 2m 11s: Sin Cara vs Braun Strowman
  • 9m 05s: Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn (1 break)

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the September 6, 2016 edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 6m 20s: The Miz vs Apollo Crews (1 break)
  • 9m 41s: Becky, Naomi, Nikki vs Natalya, Carmella, Alexa (1 break)
  • 0m 29s: American Alpha vs The Usos
  • 3m 26s: Hype Bros vs Rhyno and Slater (1 break)

Results for Week 7

Raw total televised content: 2h 12m 06s
Raw televised wrestling time: 43m 15s (9 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.7%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 22m 12s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 19m 56s (4 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 24.2%

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: 15h 32m 24s
Raw televised wrestling time: 5h 05m 22s (59 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.8%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 9h 36m 12s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 2h 51m 46s (32 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 29.8%

Combined total televised content: 25h 08m 36s
Combined televised wrestling time: 7h 57m 08s (91 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 31.6%