TicketNews Weekly announces Top 10’s and analyses for the week of 12/04/06 – 12/11/06.
TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 BCS Champ. Game 2 2 Radio City Christmas 3 3 Jersey Boys 4 7 Eric Clapton 5 5 Allstate Sugar Bowl 6 4 High School Musical 7 6 Bob Seger 8 8 Rod Stewart 9 9 Dallas Cowboys 10 21
-- Wicked maintains its overall top event status despite challenges from the college football bowl games. Beating out the BCS Championship game two weeks in a row is a credit to Wicked's staying power. -- The Jersey Boys jumped three spots from last week. The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons should remain a top 10 fixture for weeks to come especially with the opening of a touring show in San Francisco. -- High School Musical and the Allstate Sugar Bowl dropped a bit but are not indicative of a dying event, rather a statistical fluctuation from the week prior. Expect steady sales from all three for the remainder of the month. -- The Dallas Cowboys have been the top NFL ticket all season and have been in and out of the overall top 10 events. Expect one or two more appearances from them when they make the playoffs.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS Event This Week Last Week BCS Champ. Game 1 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl 2 2 Dallas Cowboys 3 4 Alamo Bowl 4 5 Chick-fil-a-Bowl 5 3 Rose Bowl 6 39 San Diego Chargers 7 9 Music City Bowl 8 24 Outback Bowl 9 19 Cotton Bowl 10 10
-- The Music City Bowl (Clemson/Kentucky), Outback Bowl (Tennessee/Penn State), and Rose Bowl (USC/Michigan) crack the top 10 this week. Expect strong sales all the way up until game day. Loyal fan bases are driving ticket sales in the Music City and Outback Bowl, but the highly anticipated Rose Bowl matchup is rivaling sales of the BCS Championship game. -- Baseball tickets are going on sale, the Boston Red Sox are now #12, expect them to be in the top 10 by next week.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Radio City Christmas 2 2 Jersey Boys 3 3 Lion King 4 4 Mary Poppins 5 5 Blue Man Group 6 10 Monty Python's Spamalot 7 6 Annie 8 12 Nutcracker 9 7 Tarzan: The Musical 10 11
-- The Blue Man Group jumped a few spots. The blue faced ensemble continues to have strong ticket sales with large spikes. -- Annie and Tarzan: The Musical, both popular amongst families, saw jumps this week. Shows with family appeal always do well around holiday time especially as schools break for vacations. Expect both of these events to remain strong for the next week.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS Event This Week Last Week Eric Clapton 1 1 High School Musical 2 2 Bob Seger 3 3 Rod Stewart 4 4 Josh Groban 5 7 Trans Siberian Orch 6 8 George Strait 7 6 Mana 8 5 Incubus 9 11 Justin Timberlake 10 12
-- For the second consecutive week, classic rockers dominate the concert charts. Tickets to Clapton, Seger and Stewart make great gifts for the generations that grew up with them. Ticket sales will remain strong for all three throughout the holiday season. -- Incubus makes its way back to the top 10. The alt-rockers have a strong fan base and it is not surprising that their sales reflect it.
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