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Raw vs. SmackDown Live: Which show included more wrestling (Nov. 21 - 22)?

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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 21, 2016 edition of Raw:

  • 8m 17s: New Day vs Cesaro, Sheamus (1 commercial break)
  • 3m 13s: Cedric Alexander vs Ariya Daivari
  • 0m 53s: Enzo Amore vs Rusev
  • 6m 01s: Golden Truth vs Gallows, Anderson
  • 3m 58s: Sami Zayn vs Braun Strowman
  • 4m 38s: Charlotte, Nia vs Sasha, Bayley (began during break)
  • 4m 21s: Rich Swann vs TJ Perkins vs Noam Dar (1 break)
  • 15m 06s: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins (2 breaks)

Here is the amount of television time given to each match on the November 22, 2016 edition of SmackDown Live:

  • 3m 28s: The Miz vs Kalisto (1 break)
  • 14m 07s: Tag Team Turmoil (2 breaks)
  • 4m 22s: Becky Lynch vs Natalya (1 break)
  • 1m 04s: Kane vs Baron Corbin
  • 5m 40s: AJ Styles vs James Ellsworth

Results for Week 18

Raw total televised content: 2h 17m 35s
Raw televised wrestling time: 46m 27s (8 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 33.8%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 1h 23m 06s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 28m 41s (5 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 34.5%

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: 40h 17m 39s
Raw televised wrestling time: 13h 10m 15s (140 matches)
Raw wrestling time percentage: 32.7%

SmackDown Live total televised content: 24h 42m 52s
SmackDown Live televised wrestling time: 7h 40m 13s (86 matches)
SmackDown Live wrestling time percentage: 31.0%

Combined total televised content: 65h 00m 31s
Combined televised wrestling time: 20h 50m 28s (226 matches)
Combined wrestling time percentage: 32.1%