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WWE Survivor Series 2019 match times stats breakdown

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WWE’s Survivor Series 2019 lasted for 3 hours 24 minutes and 59 seconds (3h 24m 59s). 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 2019

Start End Description Duration
Start End Description Duration
0m 00s 0m 21s Then, Now, Forever 0m 21s
0m 21s 2m 53s Opening hype video 2m 32s
2m 53s 3m 46s Opening pyro; welcome to Survivor Series 0m 53s
3m 46s 8m 15s Pre-match: Women's Elimination Match 4m 29s
8m 15s 36m 08s Women's Elimination Match 27m 53s
36m 08s 37m 55s Post-match: Women's Elimination Match 1m 47s
37m 55s 38m 35s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 40s
38m 35s 39m 06s Ad for 64th Man 0m 31s
39m 06s 39m 26s Filler commentary 0m 20s
39m 26s 40m 36s Recap of Owens at WarGames 1m 10s
40m 36s 42m 28s Owens/Rollins backstage 1m 52s
42m 28s 47m 23s Pre-match: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong 4m 55s
47m 23s 1h 04m 08s Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong 16m 45s
1h 04m 08s 1h 05m 35s Post-match: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong 1m 27s
1h 05m 35s 1h 06m 47s Bryan/Miz backstage 1m 12s
1h 06m 47s 1h 07m 18s Ad for CareerBuilder 0m 31s
1h 07m 18s 1h 07m 49s Ad for Masters of the WWE Universe 0m 31s
1h 07m 49s 1h 08m 06s Ad for Total Divas 0m 17s
1h 08m 06s 1h 11m 52s Pre-match: Cole vs. Dunne 3m 46s
1h 11m 52s 1h 25m 58s Cole vs. Dunne 14m 06s
1h 25m 58s 1h 27m 23s Post-match: Cole vs. Dunne 1m 25s
1h 27m 23s 1h 29m 04s Unicef Kid Power 1m 41s
1h 29m 04s 1h 29m 23s Backstage with SmackDown men's team 0m 19s
1h 29m 23s 1h 29m 47s Filler commentary; plug for PPV theme song 0m 24s
1h 29m 47s 1h 38m 33s Pre-match: Wyatt vs. Bryan 8m 46s
1h 38m 33s 1h 48m 33s Wyatt vs. Bryan 10m 00s
1h 48m 33s 1h 50m 12s Post-match: Wyatt vs. Bryan 1m 39s
1h 50m 12s 1h 52m 30s Mysterio promo 2m 18s
1h 52m 30s 1h 53m 01s Ad for Cricket Wireless 0m 31s
1h 53m 01s 1h 53m 33s Ad for TLC 2019 0m 32s
1h 53m 33s 1h 54m 12s Ad for The Broken Skull Sessions 0m 39s
1h 54m 12s 1h 54m 45s Filler commentary 0m 33s
1h 54m 45s 1h 59m 59s Pre-match: Men's Elimination Match 5m 14s
1h 59m 59s 2h 29m 16s Men's Elimination Match 29m 17s
2h 29m 16s 2h 33m 06s Post-match: Men's Elimination Match 3m 50s
2h 33m 06s 2h 34m 51s Lynch promo 1m 45s
2h 34m 51s 2h 35m 30s Ad for WWE Shop 0m 39s
2h 35m 30s 2h 36m 01s Ad for WrestleMania 36 0m 31s
2h 36m 01s 2h 36m 16s Filler commentary 0m 15s
2h 36m 16s 2h 44m 59s Pre-match: Lesnar vs. Mysterio 8m 43s
2h 44m 59s 2h 51m 53s Lesnar vs. Mysterio 6m 54s
2h 51m 53s 2h 53m 59s Post-match: Lesnar vs. Mysterio 2m 06s
2h 53m 59s 2h 54m 37s Ad for The Broken Skull Sessions 0m 38s
2h 54m 37s 2h 55m 31s Hype for TLC 2019 0m 54s
2h 55m 31s 3h 03m 06s Pre-match: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler 7m 35s
3h 03m 06s 3h 21m 10s Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler 18m 04s
3h 21m 10s 3h 24m 59s Post-match: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler 3m 49s

Match Times

The seven matches combined for a total time of 2h 02m 59s. This means that 60.0% of the show was devoted to bell-to-bell action. This is the 10th highest percentage in this category out of the 96 WWE pay-per-view (PPV) events in my data set, which begins with Royal Rumble 2013. All seven Royal Rumble events from 2013 through 2019 surpassed the 60.0% mark in this category and are included in the top 10, so Survivor Series 2019 scored about as high of a percentage here as any non-Rumble event ever does in WWE.

Here is the sorted list of match times for Survivor Series 2019. This also includes where each match time ranks out of all 728 matches in my data set.

  • 29m 17s: Men’s Elimination Match (32nd longest out of 728 matches)
  • 27m 53s: Women’s Elimination Match (36th)
  • 18m 04s: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler (179th)
  • 16m 45s: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong (211th)
  • 14m 06s: Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne (288th)
  • 10m 00s: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan (477th)
  • 6m 54s: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio (616th)

Now here are the survival times for the 15 competitors in the women’s elimination match. Io Shirai and Candice LeRae spent roughly 18m 30s backstage “injured”, but I did not subtract that from their survival time. I stopped the clock on Asuka’s survival time at the moment when she was last seen on camera, because she simply walked out of the match without taking a fall.

  • 27m 53s: Rhea Ripley, Io Shirai, Candice LeRae, Sasha Banks
  • 21m 58s: Natalya
  • 21m 16s: Bianca Belair
  • 20m 47s: Toni Storm
  • 19m 50s: Lacey Evans
  • 19m 08s: Charlotte Flair
  • 19m 03s: Asuka
  • 17m 25s: Dana Brooke
  • 16m 48s: Kairi Sane
  • 15m 38s: Carmella
  • 12m 11s: Sarah Logan
  • 9m 38s: Nikki Cross

And here are the survival times for the 15 competitors in the men’s elimination match.

  • 29m 17s: Roman Reigns, Keith Lee
  • 26m 34s: Seth Rollins
  • 24m 00s: Tommaso Ciampa
  • 19m 55s: King Corbin
  • 17m 37s: Drew McIntyre
  • 16m 10s: Mustafa Ali
  • 14m 30s: Ricochet
  • 13m 14s: Braun Strowman
  • 10m 52s: Matt Riddle
  • 10m 28s: Randy Orton
  • 10m 14s: Damian Priest
  • 7m 40s: Kevin Owens
  • 6m 26s: Shorty G
  • 2m 57s: WALTER

Pre-match Segments

The pre-match segments combined for a total time of 43m 28s, which is 21.2% of the show. This is the 79th highest percentage in this category out of the 96 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 6m 08s and the average time is 6m 28s.

  • 8m 46s: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 8m 43s: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio
  • 7m 35s: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler
  • 5m 14s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 4m 55s: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong
  • 4m 29s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 3m 46s: Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne

Three matches received the special treatment of a dedicated video package right before superstar entrances. These three video packages combined to take up 8m 50s of the pre-match segment time. Here is the sorted list of the times for those video packages.

  • 3m 33s: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio
  • 3m 14s: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 2m 03s: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler

Post-match Segments

The post-match segments combined for a total time of 16m 03s, which is 7.8% of the show. This is the 70th highest percentage in this category out of the 96 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 2m 01s and the average time is 2m 29s.

  • 3m 50s: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 3m 49s: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler
  • 2m 06s: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio
  • 1m 47s: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 1m 39s: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 1m 27s: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong
  • 1m 25s: Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne

Miscellaneous Segments

That leaves about 11.0% (22m 29s) of the show for everything else. This is the 54th highest percentage in this category out of the 96 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 2019 included seven different blocks of miscellaneous segments. Here is how long each block lasted, in chronological order:

  • Block 1: 3m 46s (Then Now Forever; Opening hype video & pyro)
  • Block 2: 4m 33s (Ads for WWE Shop & 64th Man; Owens/Rollins backstage)
  • Block 3: 2m 31s (Bryan/Miz backstage; Ads for CareerBuilder, Total Divas, WWE toys)
  • Block 4: 2m 24s (Unicef Kid Power; Backstage with SD men’s team)
  • Block 5: 4m 33s (Mysterio promo; Ads for Cricket Wireless, TLC, Austin podcast)
  • Block 6: 3m 10s (Lynch promo; Ads for WWE Shop & WrestleMania 36)
  • Block 7: 1m 32s (Ad for Austin podcast; Hype for TLC)

Summary

The overall run time for Survivor Series 2019 was 3h 24m 59s, and this ranks 34th longest out of all 96 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 728 entries in my data set.

  • 38m 21s: Men’s Elimination Match (56th longest out of 728 entries)
  • 34m 09s: Women’s Elimination Match (110th)
  • 29m 28s: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler (175th)
  • 23m 07s: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong (295th)
  • 20m 25s: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan (368th)
  • 19m 17s: Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne (404th)
  • 17m 43s: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio (457th)

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 61.4%.

(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.)

  • 81.6%: Women’s Elimination Match
  • 76.4%: Men’s Elimination Match
  • 73.1%: Adam Cole vs. Pete Dunne
  • 72.5%: Styles vs. Nakamura vs. Strong
  • 61.3%: Lynch vs. Bayley vs. Baszler
  • 49.0%: Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan
  • 38.9%: Brock Lesnar vs. Rey Mysterio

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Final Results for Survivor Series 2019

Match - 60.0% - 2h 02m 59s

Pre-match - 21.2% - 43m 28s

Post-match - 7.8% - 16m 03s

Miscellaneous - 11.0% - 22m 29s