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WWE Survivor Series 2018 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Survivor Series 2018 lasted for 3 hours, 34 minutes, and 7 seconds (3h 34m 07s). 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 2018

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 20s Then, Now, Forever 0m 20s
0m 20s 2m 23s Video hyping Survivor Series 2m 03s
2m 23s 3m 04s Welcome to Survivor Series 0m 41s
3m 04s 11m 11s Pre-match: Women’s Elimination Match 8m 07s
11m 11s 31m 25s Women’s Elimination Match 20m 14s
31m 25s 33m 03s Post-match: Women’s Elimination Match 1m 38s
33m 03s 35m 09s Backstage with authority figures 2m 06s
35m 09s 35m 40s Ad for Cricket Wireless 0m 31s
35m 40s 36m 11s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 31s
36m 11s 36m 37s Filler commentary 0m 26s
36m 37s 40m 41s Pre-match: Rollins vs. Nakamura 4m 04s
40m 41s 1h 02m 08s Rollins vs. Nakamura 21m 27s
1h 02m 08s 1h 03m 30s Post-match: Rollins vs. Nakamura 1m 22s
1h 03m 30s 1h 05m 01s Ad for WWE Network 1m 31s
1h 05m 01s 1h 07m 16s Raw men's team backstage 2m 15s
1h 07m 16s 1h 11m 26s Pre-match: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar 4m 10s
1h 11m 26s 1h 20m 31s Authors of Pain vs. The Bar 9m 05s
1h 20m 31s 1h 21m 58s Post-match: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar 1m 27s
1h 21m 58s 1h 22m 19s Ad for WWE Sound Slammers 0m 21s
1h 22m 19s 1h 22m 51s Ad for TLC 2018 0m 32s
1h 22m 51s 1h 25m 26s SmackDown men's team backstage 2m 35s
1h 25m 26s 1h 25m 44s Plug for PPV theme song 0m 18s
1h 25m 44s 1h 31m 43s Pre-match: Murphy vs. Ali 5m 59s
1h 31m 43s 1h 44m 03s Murphy vs. Ali 12m 20s
1h 44m 03s 1h 45m 11s Post-match: Murphy vs. Ali 1m 08s
1h 45m 11s 1h 45m 49s Bryan backstage 0m 38s
1h 45m 49s 1h 46m 31s Ad for WrestleMania 35 0m 42s
1h 46m 31s 1h 47m 26s Lars Sullivan is coming soon 0m 55s
1h 47m 26s 1h 57m 02s Pre-match: Men’s Elimination Match 9m 36s
1h 57m 02s 2h 21m 02s Men’s Elimination Match 24m 00s
2h 21m 02s 2h 22m 55s Post-match: Men’s Elimination Match 1m 53s
2h 22m 55s 2h 24m 08s Donate to American Red Cross 1m 13s
2h 24m 08s 2h 24m 40s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 32s
2h 24m 40s 2h 26m 30s Rollins interview backstage 1m 50s
2h 26m 30s 2h 34m 04s Pre-match: Rousey vs. Flair 7m 34s
2h 34m 04s 2h 48m 13s Rousey vs. Flair 14m 09s
2h 48m 13s 2h 58m 51s Post-match: Rousey vs. Flair 10m 38s
2h 58m 51s 2h 59m 08s Ad for The Marine 6 0m 17s
2h 59m 08s 3h 00m 09s Ad for WWE 365: AJ Styles 1m 01s
3h 00m 09s 3h 01m 37s Hype for TLC 2018 1m 28s
3h 01m 37s 3h 12m 25s Pre-match: Lesnar vs. Bryan 10m 48s
3h 12m 25s 3h 31m 08s Lesnar vs. Bryan 18m 43s
3h 31m 08s 3h 34m 07s Post-match: Lesnar vs. Bryan 2m 59s

Match Times

The seven matches combined for a total time of 1h 59m 58s. This means that 56.0% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 34th highest percentage in this category out of the 82 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 2018. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 604 matches in my data set.

  • 24m 00s: Men’s Elimination Match (57th longest out of 604 matches)
  • 21m 27s: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (99th)
  • 20m 14s: Women’s Elimination Match (121st)
  • 18m 43s: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan (139th)
  • 14m 09s: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (241st)
  • 12m 20s: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali (298th)
  • 9m 05s: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar (427th)

Roughly 8m 13s lapsed between Brock Lesnar’s initial clubbing blow to Daniel Bryan’s head and Bryan’s first offensive maneuver after that (which was a kick to Brock’s head).

Here are the approximate survival times for the Women’s Elimination Match:

  • 20m 14s: Nia Jax, Asuka
  • 19m 34s: Sasha Banks
  • 15m 16s: Bayley, Sonya Deville
  • 10m 50s: Mandy Rose
  • 9m 11s: Carmella
  • 7m 37s: Mickie James
  • 1m 31s: Tamina
  • 1m 20s: Naomi

Here are the approximate survival times for the Men’s Elimination Match:

  • 24m 00s: Lashley, McIntyre, Strowman, Shane
  • 22m 23s: The Miz
  • 21m 20s: Rey Mysterio
  • 20m 44s: Jeff Hardy
  • 18m 09s: Dolph Ziggler
  • 12m 04s: Finn Balor
  • 0m 36s: Samoa Joe

This list of survival times shows that Braun Strowman scored the final four pinfalls within a time span of roughly 3m 16s.

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 50m 18s, which is 23.5% of the show. This is the 51st highest percentage in this category out of the 82 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of pre-match segment time for all seven matches. For some context, keep in mind that the median pre-match segment time in my data set is 5m 58s and the average time is 6m 26s.

  • 10m 48s: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 9m 36s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 8m 07s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 7m 34s: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 5m 59s: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali
  • 4m 10s: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar
  • 4m 04s: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. These video packages combined to take up 10m 15s of the pre-match segment time. Here is the sorted list of the times for those video packages.

  • 3m 47s: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 3m 38s: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 2m 50s: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 21m 05s, which is 9.8% of the show. This is the 37th highest percentage in this category out of the 82 events in my data set.

Here is the sorted list of the post-match segment time for all seven 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 27s.

  • 10m 38s: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair
  • 2m 59s: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 1m 53s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 1m 38s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 1m 27s: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar
  • 1m 22s: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 1m 08s: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 10.6% (22m 46s) of the show for everything else. This is the 52nd highest percentage in this category out of the 82 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 2018 included seven different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 04s (Then, Now, Forever; Opening hype video)
  • Block 2: 3m 34s (Authority figures backstage; Ads for Cricket Wireless & WWE Shop)
  • Block 3: 3m 46s (Ad for WWE Network; Raw men’s team backstage)
  • Block 4: 3m 46s (Ads for WWE toys & TLC 2018; SD men’s team backstage)
  • Block 5: 2m 15s (Bryan backstage; Ad for WrestleMania 35; Lars Sullivan hype)
  • Block 6: 3m 35s (American Red Cross; Ad for WWE Shop; Rollins interview)
  • Block 7: 2m 46s (Ads for The Marine 6, WWE 365, & TLC 2018)

Summary

The overall run time for Survivor Series 2018 was 3h 34m 07s, and this ranks 20th longest out of all 82 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 604 entries in my data set.

  • 35m 29s: Men’s Elimination Match (79th longest out of 604 entries)
  • 32m 30s: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan (113th)
  • 32m 21s: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair (115th)
  • 29m 59s: Women’s Elimination Match (142nd)
  • 26m 53s: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (180th)
  • 19m 27s: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali (329th)
  • 14m 42s: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar (459th)

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 61.9%.

(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.)

  • 79.8%: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
  • 67.6%: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 67.5%: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 63.4%: Buddy Murphy vs. Mustafa Ali
  • 61.8%: Authors of Pain vs. The Bar
  • 57.6%: Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 43.7%: Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair

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Final Results for Survivor Series 2018

Match - 56.0% - 1h 59m 58s

Pre-match - 23.5% - 50m 18s

Post-match - 9.8% - 21m 05s

Miscellaneous - 10.6% - 22m 46s

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