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WWE Survivor Series 2017 match times stats breakdown

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WWE's Survivor Series 2017 lasted for 3 hours 47 minutes and 1 second (3h 47m 01s). 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 Survivor Series 2017

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 22s Then Now Forever 0m 22s
0m 22s 3m 22s Video package hyping Survivor Series 2017 3m 00s
3m 22s 4m 05s Welcome to Survivor Series 2017 0m 43s
4m 05s 13m 59s Pre-match for The Shield vs. New Day 9m 54s
13m 59s 35m 30s The Shield vs. New Day 21m 31s
35m 30s 37m 21s Post-match for The Shield vs. New Day 1m 51s
37m 21s 38m 23s Ad for Ferdinand 1m 02s
38m 23s 49m 05s Pre-match for Women’s Elimination Match 10m 42s
49m 05s 1h 07m 30s Women’s Elimination Match 18m 25s
1h 07m 30s 1h 09m 10s Post-match for Women’s Elimination Match 1m 40s
1h 09m 10s 1h 11m 31s Ad for WWE Network 2m 21s
1h 11m 31s 1h 13m 57s Backstage with Bryan & Stephanie 2m 26s
1h 13m 57s 1h 14m 47s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 50s
1h 14m 47s 1h 19m 14s Pre-match for The Miz vs. Baron Corbin 4m 27s
1h 19m 14s 1h 28m 39s The Miz vs. Baron Corbin 9m 25s
1h 28m 39s 1h 30m 30s Post-match for The Miz vs. Baron Corbin 1m 51s
1h 30m 30s 1h 31m 01s Ad for Clash of Champions 2017 0m 31s
1h 31m 01s 1h 32m 13s Kay Jewelers segment featuring Bayley 1m 12s
1h 32m 13s 1h 33m 50s Backstage with Paul Heyman 1m 37s
1h 33m 50s 1h 37m 35s Pre-match for The Bar vs. The Usos 3m 45s
1h 37m 35s 1h 53m 30s The Bar vs. The Usos 15m 55s
1h 53m 30s 1h 55m 27s Post-match for The Bar vs. The Usos 1m 57s
1h 55m 27s 1h 55m 57s Ad for WWE action figures 0m 30s
1h 55m 57s 1h 56m 13s Ad for WWE SuperCard 0m 16s
1h 56m 13s 1h 57m 19s Backstage with Jason Jordan 1m 06s
1h 57m 19s 1h 57m 37s Filler commentary 0m 18s
1h 57m 37s 1h 57m 49s Travis Scott in audience 0m 12s
1h 57m 49s 1h 58m 17s Survivor Series 2018 is coming to Philadelphia 0m 28s
1h 58m 17s 2h 03m 20s Pre-match for Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair 5m 03s
2h 03m 20s 2h 19m 04s Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair 15m 44s
2h 19m 04s 2h 20m 38s Post-match for Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair 1m 34s
2h 20m 38s 2h 21m 28s Ad for WrestleMania 34 0m 50s
2h 21m 28s 2h 21m 59s Ad for Clash of Champions 2017 0m 31s
2h 21m 59s 2h 22m 17s Josh Reddick in audience 0m 18s
2h 22m 17s 2h 22m 37s Hype for Clash of Champions 2017 0m 20s
2h 22m 37s 2h 22m 52s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 15s
2h 22m 52s 2h 31m 49s Pre-match for Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles 8m 57s
2h 31m 49s 2h 47m 07s Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles 15m 18s
2h 47m 07s 2h 50m 28s Post-match for Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles 3m 21s
2h 50m 28s 2h 51m 16s Ad for WWE 365: Kevin Owens 0m 48s
2h 51m 16s 3h 09m 38s Pre-match for Men’s Elimination Match 18m 22s
3h 09m 38s 3h 42m 58s Men’s Elimination Match 33m 20s
3h 42m 58s 3h 47m 01s Post-match for Men’s Elimination Match 4m 03s

Match Times

The 7 matches combined for a total time of 2h 09m 38s. This means that 57.1% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 20th highest percentage in this category out of the 67 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 Survivor Series 2017. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 480 matches in my data set.

  • 33m 20s: Men’s Elimination Match (13th longest out of 480 matches)
  • 21m 31s: The Shield vs. New Day (77th)
  • 18m 25s: Women’s Elimination Match (113th)
  • 15m 55s: The Bar vs. The Usos (156th)
  • 15m 44s: Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair (159th)
  • 15m 18s: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles (166th)
  • 9m 25s: The Miz vs. Baron Corbin (331st)

Here are the approximate survival times for all 10 participants in the women’s elimination match:

  • 18m 25s: Asuka, Natalya
  • 17m 32s: Tamina
  • 15m 14s: Sasha Banks
  • 12m 59s: Carmella
  • 10m 47s: Naomi
  • 10m 33s: Alicia Fox
  • 9m 01s: Nia Jax
  • 5m 28s: Bayley
  • 2m 02s: Becky Lynch

And here are the approximate survival times for all 10 participants in the men’s elimination match:

  • 33m 20s: Triple H, Braun Strowman, Shane McMahon
  • 32m 00s: Kurt Angle
  • 26m 37s: Randy Orton
  • 23m 36s: Finn Balor
  • 21m 55s: John Cena
  • 18m 05s: Samoa Joe
  • 12m 22s: Bobby Roode
  • 11m 32s: Shinsuke Nakamura

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 1h 01m 10s, which is 26.9% of the show. This is the 14th highest percentage in this category out of the 67 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 31s and the average time is 6m 13s.

  • 18m 22s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 10m 42s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 9m 54s: The Shield vs. New Day
  • 8m 57s: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles
  • 5m 03s: Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 4m 27s: The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
  • 3m 45s: The Bar vs. The Usos

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. The videos hyping New Day's match (3m 00s), Lesnar's match (3m 17s), and Nakamura's match (4m 28s) combined to take up 10m 45s of the pre-match segment time.

The pre-match segment for the men’s elimination match (18m 22s) is the second longest one in my database out of 480 such segments, trailing only Rollins versus Ambrose at Hell in a Cell 2014.

Roughly 12m 00s lapsed between the very first chime of Kurt Angle’s entrance music and the very end of Cena’s entrance music. Here are the sorted entrance times for all 10 participants (these times add up to less than 12m 00s because there are a few scattered seconds of silence between some of the entrances):

  • 2m 34s: Triple H
  • 1m 35s: Finn Balor
  • 1m 09s: Bobby Roode
  • 1m 07s: Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 1m 03s: John Cena
  • 1m 02s: Kurt Angle
  • 0m 52s: Randy Orton
  • 0m 50s: Samoa Joe
  • 0m 44s: Braun Strowman
  • 0m 31s: Shane McMahon

The 10 entrances for this match were collectively longer than the actual match between Miz and Corbin. Triple H’s entrance alone was longer than Becky Lynch’s survival time in her match. Of course it was.

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 16m 17s, which is 7.2% of the show. This is the 56th highest percentage in this category out of the 67 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 58s and the average time is 2m 26s.

  • 4m 03s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 3m 21s: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles
  • 1m 57s: The Bar vs. The Usos
  • 1m 51s: The Shield vs. New Day
  • 1m 51s: The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
  • 1m 40s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 1m 34s: Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 8.8% (19m 56s) of the show for everything else. This is the 60th highest percentage in this category out of the 67 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. Survivor Series 2017 included 7 different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 4m 05s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 1m 02s (Ad for Ferdinand)
  • Block 3: 5m 37s (Ads for WWE Network & WWE Shop; Backstage w/Bryan and Steph)
  • Block 4: 3m 20s (Ad for Clash of Champions; Kay Jewelers segment; Heyman promo)
  • Block 5: 2m 50s (Ad for WWE SuperCard; Jordan promo; Hype for Survivor Series 2018)
  • Block 6: 2m 14s (Ads for WrestleMania 34 & Clash of Champions; Reddick in audience)
  • Block 7: 0m 48s (Ad for WWE 365: Kevin Owens)

Summary

The overall run time for Survivor Series 2017 was 3h 47m 01s, and this ranks 8th highest out of all 67 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 480 entries in my data set.

  • 55m 45s: Men’s Elimination Match (8th longest out of 480 entries)
  • 33m 16s: The Shield vs. New Day (86th)
  • 30m 47s: Women’s Elimination Match (106th)
  • 27m 36s: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles (133rd)
  • 22m 21s: Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair (207th)
  • 21m 37s: The Bar vs. The Usos (217th)
  • 15m 43s: The Miz vs. Baron Corbin (332nd)

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.)

  • 73.6%: The Bar vs. The Usos
  • 70.4%: Alexa Bliss vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 64.7%: The Shield vs. New Day
  • 59.9%: The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
  • 59.8%: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 59.8%: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 55.4%: Brock Lesnar vs. AJ Styles

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Final Results for Survivor Series 2017

Match - 57.1% - 2h 09m 38s

Pre-match - 26.9% - 1h 01m 10s

Post-match - 7.2% - 16m 17s

Miscellaneous - 8.8% - 19m 56s