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...

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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