American Idol
By Stacey Willets

TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 5/14/07 – 5/20/07.


Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 American Idols Live! 2 n/a Boston Red Sox 3 2 The Police 4 6 Jersey Boys 5 5 Chicago Cubs 6 7 New York Yankees 7 3 Kenny Chesney 8 4 Tool 9 n/a Céline Dion 10 10

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Some people say that American Idol has jumped the shark, but this week’s Overall Top 10s suggests that the show still has a strong following. This summer’s American Idols Live! tour debuts in the number two spot in the overall rankings and goes straight to number one on the Top Concerts chart.

As the gap widens between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees on the American League East leader board, a similar gap appears between the two teams in ticket sales. Last week the Red Sox appeared at number two with the Yankees just below at number three. This week American Idols Live! bumps the Sox down to number three, but the Yankees take a dive to number seven.


Event This Week Last Week Boston Red Sox 1 1 Chicago Cubs 2 3 New York Yankees 3 2 New York Mets 4 5 Ultimate Fighting Championship 5 n/a WWE 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals 7 n/a Detroit Tigers 8 n/a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 9 n/a Atlanta Braves 10 n/a

With the Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, and Chicago Bulls out of the NBA playoffs, Major League Baseball fills in the holes in the Top Sports chart. MLB takes eight of the ten top spots this week including the first four rankings and the last four.

Between the baseball bookends, an explosion of Ultimate Fighting Championship sales puts the mixed martial arts event at number five.


Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Lion King 3 3 Mary Poppins 4 5 Monty Python’s Spamalot 5 6 The Color Purple 6 4 Grease 7 9 Phantom of the Opera 8 10 Legally Blonde 9 8 Cirque Du Soleil: “O” 10 n/a

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Event This Week Last Week Wicked 1 1 Jersey Boys 2 2 Mary Poppins 3 4 Lion King 4 3 Grease 5 7 Monty Python’s Spamalot 6 5 Legally Blonde 7 6 Chicago: The Musical 8 n/a Phantom of the Opera 9 n/a The Color Purple 10 8

Chicago: The Musical makes an appearance at number eight on the Top NYC Theatre chart two weeks after the addition of Joey Lawrence to the cast.


Event This Week Last Week American Idols Live! 1 n/a The Police 2 2 Kenny Chesney 3 1 Tool 4 5 Celine Dion 5 4 Roger Waters 6 n/a Projekt Revolution Tour 7 n/a Michael Bublé 8 n/a Soul2Soul: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill 9 6 Jimmy Buffett 10 8

This week sees a large turnover of concert events. American Idols Live! debuts in the number one spot, Roger Waters returns to the chart in the number six position, the Projekt Revolution Tour with Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance takes number seven, and Michael Bublé claims number eight.

To make room for these new events, we say goodbye to Josh Groban, Gwen Stefani, Nickelback, and John Mayer.


Event This Week Last Week Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1 Cirque Du Soleil: “O” 2 2 Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 3 3 Elton John: The Red Piano 4 5 David Copperfield 5 n/a Bette Midler 6 4 Monty Python’s Spamalot 7 8 Cirque Du Soleil: Mystère 8 n/a Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ 9 n/a Blue Man Group 10 n/a

Cirque Du Soleil expands its presence on the top Vegas chart. Regular chart-toppers “O” and LOVE are joined by Mystère at number eight and KÀ at number nine. is a comprehensive industry and consumer source for news and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews is a one-stop source for industry news, market analysis, event announcements, cancellations, and information. TicketNews is updated daily with original articles and an aggregation of third party sources. TicketNews information is based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange.

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