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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (Nov. 14 - 15)?

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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 November 14, 2016 edition of Raw:

  • 8m 40s: Owens, Reigns vs Cesaro, Sheamus (1 commercial break)
  • 2m 32s: Sami Zayn vs Bo Dallas
  • 10m 43s: New Day vs Rollins, Strowman, Jericho (1 break)
  • 7m 03s: Brian Kendrick vs Sin Cara (1 break)
  • 4m 08s: Sasha, Charlotte vs Alicia, Nia (1 break)
  • 5m 00s: Enzo, Cass, The Club vs Golden Truth, Shining Stars (1 break)

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the November 15, 2016 edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 10m 40s: Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz (2 breaks)
  • 1m 14s: Kalisto vs Oney Lorcan
  • 8m 12s: Nikki Bella vs Carmella (1 break)
  • 6m 29s: 16-man tag team match (began during break, 1 mid-match break)

Results for Week 17

Raw total televised content: 2h 11m 15s
Raw televised wrestling time: 38m 06s (6 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 29.0%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 21m 30s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 26m 35s (4 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 32.6%

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: 38h 00m 04s
Raw televised wrestling time: 12h 23m 48s (132 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.6%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 23h 19m 46s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 7h 11m 32s (81 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 30.8%

Combined total televised content: 61h 19m 50s
Combined televised wrestling time: 19h 35m 20s (213 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 31.9%