Top Sports Events December 21, 2006
TicketNews announces its weekly Top 10s and analyses for the week of 12/11/06 – 12/17/06.
TOP 10 EVENTS Event This Last Week Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 4 Bob Seger 3 8 Eric Clapton 4 5 BCS Championship Game 5 2 Radio City Christmas 6 3 Spectacular Rod Stewart 7 9 High School Musical 8 7 George Strait 9 n/a Lion King 10 n/a
-- Jersey Boys moves up to the number two position based on a strong opening in San Francisco. -- Radio City Christmas Spectacular drops to number six, and will be off the charts next week. This was a wildly successful year for the show, with rave reviews from the New York Times and a gross that should handily surpass last year's $64 million.
TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS Event This Last Week Week BCS Championship Game 1 1 Allstate Sugar Bowl 2 2 Boston Red Sox 3 n/a New York Giants 4 n/a Dallas Cowboys 5 3 New York Rangers 6 n/a Cleveland Cavaliers 7 n/a Alamo Bowl 8 4 Chicago Bulls 9 n/a Atlanta Falcons 10 n/a
-- While still leading the top ten sports events, the BCS game and all college bowl games saw a decline in sales. -- With the signing of the new Japanese pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka, the Boston Red Sox move into third place and should remain in the top five from now until August. -- Playoff-bound New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons fans are fanatical to see them before the playoffs. -- Lebron James is now basketball's biggest draw.
TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS Event This Last Week Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 3 Radio City Christmas 3 2 Spectacular Lion King 4 4 Mary Poppins 5 5 Monty Python's 6 7 Spamalot Blue Man Group 7 6 Annie 8 8 Nutcracker 9 9 The Color Purple 10 n/a
-- The new Broadway show High Fidelity lasted little more than a week before closing amidst less than enthusiastic reviews, and the revival of Company, which was a hit with most critics, hasn't grasped the public. The result is very little change in theatre's top ten.
TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS Event This Last Week Week Eric Clapton 1 1 Bob Seger 2 3 Rod Stewart 3 4 High School Musical 4 2 George Strait 5 7 Josh Groban 6 5 Justin Timberlake 7 10 Celtic Woman 8 n/a Trans-Siberian 9 6 Orchestra The Cheetah Girls 10 n/a
-- The top three artists are all in their fifth decade of live performances. -- Television seems to be a stronger market builder than radio for new acts like the Cheetah Girls and High School Musical.
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