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WWE TLC 2017 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's TLC 2017 lasted for 3 hours 2 minutes and 57 seconds (3h 02m 57s). Here is a breakdown of the timing for every single second of the show, in chronological order.

The matches are in bold. The "pre-match" segments include video packages, entrances, ring introductions, and any verbal promos that occur right before a match officially begins. The "post-match" segments include any celebrations, replays, angles, attacks, or promos that occur right after a match is finished.

PPV Timing for TLC 2017

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 22s Then, Now, Forever 0m 22s
0m 22s 2m 30s Video hyping TLC 2017 2m 08s
2m 30s 3m 10s Welcome to TLC 2017 0m 40s
3m 10s 7m 17s Pre-match for Asuka vs. Emma 4m 07s
7m 17s 16m 43s Asuka vs. Emma 9m 26s
16m 43s 18m 21s Post-match for Asuka vs. Emma 1m 38s
18m 21s 19m 46s Unleash your warrior 1m 25s
19m 46s 23m 29s Backstage with Team Miz 3m 43s
23m 29s 26m 32s Jordan throws vegetables at Elias 3m 03s
26m 32s 27m 34s Ad for WWE 2K18 1m 02s
27m 34s 27m 45s Filler commentary 0m 11s
27m 45s 32m 01s Pre-match for Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick 4m 16s
32m 01s 39m 56s Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick 7m 55s
39m 56s 41m 28s Post-match for Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick 1m 32s
41m 28s 41m 44s Ad for Digiorno's Crispy Pan Pizza 0m 16s
41m 44s 42m 35s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 51s
42m 35s 43m 09s Rock tweets about Angle's return 0m 34s
43m 09s 49m 56s Pre-match for Alexa vs. Mickie 6m 47s
49m 56s 1h 01m 20s Alexa vs. Mickie 11m 24s
1h 01m 20s 1h 04m 15s Post-match for Alexa vs. Mickie 2m 55s
1h 04m 15s 1h 04m 46s Ad for Survivor Series 2017 0m 31s
1h 04m 46s 1h 06m 31s Backstage with Angle, Ambrose, Rollins 1m 45s
1h 06m 31s 1h 10m 18s Jordan throws vegetables at Elias 3m 47s
1h 10m 18s 1h 10m 36s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 18s
1h 10m 36s 1h 19m 12s Pre-match for Kalisto vs. Enzo 8m 36s
1h 19m 12s 1h 28m 02s Kalisto vs. Enzo 8m 50s
1h 28m 02s 1h 30m 12s Post-match for Kalisto vs. Enzo 2m 10s
1h 30m 12s 1h 31m 01s Ad for WrestleMania 34 0m 49s
1h 31m 01s 1h 31m 42s Hype for Lesnar on Raw tomorrow 0m 41s
1h 31m 42s 1h 32m 14s Paralyzed Veterans of America ringside 0m 32s
1h 32m 14s 1h 38m 39s Pre-match for Styles vs. Balor 6m 25s
1h 38m 39s 1h 56m 55s Styles vs. Balor 18m 16s
1h 56m 55s 2h 00m 01s Post-match for Styles vs. Balor 3m 06s
2h 00m 01s 2h 00m 32s Ad for Ride Along 0m 31s
2h 00m 32s 2h 01m 12s Unleash your warrior 0m 40s
2h 01m 12s 2h 03m 19s Pre-match for Jordan vs. Elias 2m 07s
2h 03m 19s 2h 12m 05s Jordan vs. Elias 8m 46s
2h 12m 05s 2h 13m 19s Post-match for Jordan vs. Elias 1m 14s
2h 13m 19s 2h 14m 14s Hype for Survivor Series 2017 0m 55s
2h 14m 14s 2h 14m 34s Hype for Raw Talk 0m 20s
2h 14m 34s 2h 25m 07s Pre-match for Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz 10m 33s
2h 25m 07s 3h 00m 37s Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz 35m 30s
3h 00m 37s 3h 02m 57s Post-match for Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz 2m 20s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 1h 40m 07s. This means that 54.7% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 34th highest percentage in this category out of the 66 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events in my data set, which begins with Royal Rumble 2013.

Here is the sorted list of match times for TLC 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 473 matches in my data set.

  • 35m 30s: Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz (11th longest out of 473 matches)
  • 18m 16s: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor (114th)
  • 11m 24s: Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James (259th)
  • 9m 26s: Asuka vs. Emma (324th)
  • 8m 50s: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore (340th)
  • 8m 46s: Jason Jordan vs. Elias (343rd)
  • 7m 55s: Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick (371st)

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 42m 51s, which is 23.4% of the show. This is the 38th highest percentage in this category out of the 66 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all 7 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 29s and the average time is 6m 10s.

  • 10m 33s: Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz
  • 8m 36s: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore
  • 6m 47s: Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
  • 6m 25s: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
  • 4m 16s: Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick
  • 4m 07s: Asuka vs. Emma
  • 2m 07s: Jason Jordan vs. Elias

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping Alexa's match (2m 25s), Enzo's match (3m 25s), and Angle's match (2m 13s) combined to take up 8m 03s of the pre-match segment time.

The two earlier segments in the night where Jason Jordan tossed vegetables at Elias were not classified as pre-match segments, because they did not occur in close proximity to the beginning of their eventual match.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 14m 55s, which is 8.2% of the show. This is the 44th highest percentage in this category out of the 66 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all 7 matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median post-match segment time in my data set is 1m 59s and the average time is 2m 26s.

  • 3m 06s: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
  • 2m 55s: Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
  • 2m 20s: Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz
  • 2m 10s: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore
  • 1m 38s: Asuka vs. Emma
  • 1m 32s: Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick
  • 1m 14s: Jason Jordan vs. Elias

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 13.7% (25m 04s) of the show for everything else. This is the 19th highest percentage in this category out of the 66 events in my data set.

Most of these miscellaneous segments are crammed into the time after one post-match segment ends and before the next pre-match segment begins. TLC 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 10s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 9m 24s (Unleash your warrior; Backstage with Team Miz; Elias performs; Ad for WWE 2K18)
  • Block 3: 1m 41s (Ad for Digiorno Crispy Pan Pizza; Ad for WWE Shop; Rock tweet)
  • Block 4: 6m 21s (Ad for Survivor Series; Backstage with Olympic Shield; Elias performs)
  • Block 5: 2m 02s (Ad for WrestleMania 34; Hype for Raw; Paralyzed Veterans of America ringside)
  • Block 6: 1m 11s (Ad for Ride Along; Unleash your warrior)
  • Block 7: 1m 15s (Hype for Survivor Series; Hype for Raw Talk)

Summary

The overall run time for TLC 2017 was 3h 02m 57s, and this ranks 20th highest out of all 66 events in my data set.

Here is a listing of how much total show time was allocated for each match when you add up all 3 components: pre-match time, match time, and post-match time. This list also includes where each total time ranks among the 473 entries in my data set.

  • 48m 23s: Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz (16th longest out of 473 entries)
  • 27m 47s: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor (125th)
  • 21m 06s: Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James (217th)
  • 19m 36s: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore (249th)
  • 15m 11s: Asuka vs. Emma (338th)
  • 13m 43s: Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick (367th)
  • 12m 07s: Jason Jordan vs. Elias (401st)

The listed time for Jordan and Elias does not include the two earlier segments in the show when Jason Jordan tossed vegetables at Elias. Those two segments combined to last 6m 50s, and if you add that on to the time listed here, that would raise the total show time for them up to 18m 57s.

Now here is a look at the "Match Time Percentage" for each match. For any given match, this percentage shows how the match time compares to the combined pre-match and post-match segment time. For some context, it's good to know that the median result here since 2013 is 62.9%.

(Here's an example calculation: an entry with a match time of 6m 00s, pre-match time of 3m 00s, and a post-match time of 1m 00s has a score of 60.0%, because the match time of 6m 00s is 60% of the total sum of 10m 00s for all three components.)

  • 73.4%: Olympic Shield vs. Team Miz
  • 72.4%: Jason Jordan vs. Elias
  • 65.7%: AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor
  • 62.1%: Asuka vs. Emma
  • 57.7%: Swann & Alexander vs. Gallagher & Kendrick
  • 54.0%: Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James
  • 45.1%: Kalisto vs. Enzo Amore

Once again, it should be noted that the data here for Jordan and Elias does not include the two earlier segments where Jordan tossed vegetables at Elias. If all of that time was added in, their match time percentage would drop to 46.3%.

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Final Results for TLC 2017

Match - 54.7% - 1h 40m 07s

Pre-match - 23.4% - 42m 51s

Post-match - 8.2% - 14m 55s

Miscellaneous - 13.7% - 25m 04s