Hot as she is, Montana can’t move mountains. The Rockies, headed to their first World Series in franchise history, become this week’s insurmountable number one. The Rox are a hot ticket on the secondary market, the only place fans have been able to purchase tickets in recent days. The issue is not that games 3, 4, and 5 (if necessary) are already sold out. Far from it. Though the World Series starts tomorrow, Colorado has not yet been able to sell the 60,000 seats available through their website because of online headaches suspected to be instigated by hackers. They are meeting with better success this afternoon on their second attempt, although ticket sales are reported to be going slowly.
The Top Events chart also hosts a Cowboy and the Indians. Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians climb from number ten to number four, surpassing the Boston Red Sox in the rankings, but ultimately falling to them in game 7 of the ALCS. On a steel horse Bon Jovi rides into the rankings to take the number ten position, while the Dallas Cowboys drop off the chart after holding the number three spot last week.
While the MLB is presently the focus of the Top Sports events, the NFL continues to maintain more than half of the ranking spots. The Dallas Cowboys continue to lead the pack though they drop to number four below baseball. The New York Giants take number five, a ranking equal to the number of games in their winning streak. The Green Bay Packers, leading the NFC North, appear at number six. The New England Patriots move up to number seven, popular with fans because of their undefeated 7-0 record thus far, though becoming largely unpopular with season ticket holders likely to be penalized for reselling seats through StubHub. The Denver Broncos remain at number eight, giving Colorado sports fans a team to root for in the lag before the World Series begins. The Miami Dolphins round out the group, taking number ten despite their perfect record of no wins and seven losses.
Spamalot moves up two positions in the Top Theatre rankings; yet despite the news that Clay Aiken is to join the Broadway cast as brave Sir Robin in January, the show retreats one spot in the NYC Theatre rankings.
The NYC Theatre chart shows a great deal of consistency from last week, a level of stability incongruent with the tense negotiations between the stagehands’ union Local One and the League of American Theaters and Producers. With Broadway stagehands threatening to strike during the busy holiday season, it is difficult for theatergoers to pay no attention to the men and women behind the curtain.
The brand new Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles went curtain up with a double concert by the Eagles and Dixie Chicks this week, their first performance of a six-show engagement that earns the pair the number nine spot in the Top Concerts rankings. Stevie Wonder extends his tour further into the fall season and returns to the Concerts rankings at number five.
Though his last hit was decades ago, the King is still topping the charts. Long-overdue, this week an Elvis impersonator finally joins the Vegas rankings. The Musical History of the King starring Trent Carlini appears at number seven, an event that will have you singing “Viva Las Vegas.”