Chicago Cubs tickets, New York Yankees tickets, and Boston Red Sox tickets all made it into the top five on the Overall Top Events...

Chicago Cubs tickets, New York Yankees tickets, and Boston Red Sox tickets all made it into the top five on the Overall Top Events chart for the week of June 16 – June 22, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings.

Though Wicked tickets claimed the first place position with a power score of 5.41, the Cubs followed closely behind in second place with a 3.30 score. The Chicago Cubs, who have recently been accused of reselling their own tickets, also topped the Top Sports Events chart this week, coming in with a power score of 9.66. Despite this news, the Cubs have remained successful on the field, and currently stand with the best record in baseball at 48-28, of which thirty-two wins and only 8 losses were at home. Also contributing to the Cub’s popularity this week was their sweep of rival White Sox at Wrigley Field over the weekend.

The New York Yankees earned third place on the top events chart with a power score of 3.13, and placed second on the sports chart with a 9.16 score. Even though tickets for the Yankees are such a hot item, some cool deals can still be found online.

The Red Sox fell one position on the combined events chart this week to finish in fifth place with a score of 2.77, and earned a third place finish on the top sports chart with a power score of 7.67. Also hailing from Beantown, the NBA champion Boston Celtics claimed the fourth place position on the top events chart with a power score of 3.08 and claimed third place on the sports chart with a 9.02 power score.

Along with it’s top event status, the hit musical “Wicked” also claimed first place on the Top Theater Events and Top Broadway Events charts, with power scores of 36.63 and 28.88, respectively. Other top theater events included Jersey Boys, South Pacific, and Lion King, which earned 13.81, 12.56, and 8.07 power scores, in that order. On the Broadway chart, “South Pacific,” “Jersey Boys,” and “Lion King,” also rounded out the top four events, with scores of 22.46, 15.29, and 8.23.

Coldplay earned the distinction Top Concert Event this week with a power score of 5.24. The group, which recently rescheduled their summer tour, was up two positions from last week. Also up two positions this week were the Jonas Brothers, who earned a second place finish with a power score of 4.61. Rounding out the top of the chart was Madonna, who fell two positions to third place and earned a 4.50 power score. Also on the concert chart this week was Carrie Underwood in ninth place with a power score of 2.01. Tickets for Underwood’s summer tour went onsale this past weekend.

Lastly, the Top Las Vegas Events chart saw a little action this week, as the usual frontrunner Elton John fell two positions to fifth place this week with a power score of 2.78. Moving ahead of the man with the red piano were Cirque du Soleil – “O” in third place with a power score of 5.27 and Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular in fourth with a power score of 3.62. Bette Midler remained the top Las Vegas event this week with a power score of 51.09, and Cher followed in second place with a power score of 20.91.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given event’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 06/22/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.41
2Chicago Cubs Tickets3.30
3New York Yankees Tickets3.13
4Boston Celtics Tickets3.08
5Boston Red Sox Tickets2.77
6Coldplay Tickets2.53
7Jonas Brothers Tickets2.23
8Madonna Tickets2.17
9Jersey Boys Tickets2.04
10South Pacific Tickets1.82

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 06/22/2008

     EventScore
1Coldplay Tickets5.24
2Jonas Brothers Tickets4.61
3Madonna Tickets4.50
4Kenny Chesney Tickets2.64
5Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.60
6Neil Diamond Tickets2.29
7Pearl Jam Tickets2.13
8Rascal Flatts Tickets2.02
9Carrie Underwood Tickets2.01
10The Eagles Tickets1.78

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 06/22/2008

     EventScore
1Chicago Cubs Tickets9.66
2New York Yankees Tickets9.16
3Boston Celtics Tickets9.02
4Boston Red Sox Tickets7.67
5WWE Tickets2.92
6Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.33
7Philadelphia Eagles Tickets1.95
8Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.75
9New York Mets Tickets1.72
10Chicago White Sox Tickets1.69
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 06/22/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets36.63
2Jersey Boys Tickets13.81
3South Pacific Tickets12.56
4Lion King Tickets8.07
5Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets2.94
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.41
7Little Mermaid Tickets1.55
8A Chorus Line Tickets1.34
9Gypsy Tickets1.23
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.15

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 06/22/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets28.88
2South Pacific Tickets22.46
3Jersey Boys Tickets15.29
4Lion King Tickets8.23
5Little Mermaid Tickets2.77
6Gypsy Tickets2.20
7Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets1.80
8Grease Tickets1.73
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.67
10In the Heights Tickets1.59

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 06/22/2008

     EventScore
1Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets51.09
2Cher Tickets20.91
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets5.27
4Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets3.62
5Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets2.78
6Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets2.32
7Le Reve Tickets2.29
8Blue Man Group Tickets1.75
9Cirque du Soleil: KA Tickets1.22
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.15

Last Updated on June 23, 2008 by By Sarah Pyzynski