Boston Celtics ticket sales topped the charts for the week of June 2 – June 8, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. As the Celtics topped the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, they also rose three positions in the top events rankings to achieve a first place finish with a power score of 6.56. This is the first time in several months that a sports event has topped the Overall Top Events chart.
In second place this week with a power score of 4.64 was Madonna, who was last week’s chart topper. Wicked fell another position to third place this week, and finished with a power score of 4.12. In fourth place were the Lakers, who fell out of their third place finish from last week and earned a 3.05 power score. The New York Yankees climbed a position from last week to a fifth place finish this week with a score of 2.67. Up three positions to sixth place were the Boston Red Sox, who earned a power score of 2.08. Other top events this week included Jersey Boys in seventh place with a power score of 2.04 and the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team in eighth place with a score of 1.99.
The Boston Celtics were the Top Sports Event this week, and topped the chart with a power score of 12.04. Following closely behind were the Los Angeles Lakers, who fell from first place to finish with a 8.61 power score. The Lakers and Celtics will face off again in Los Angeles for Game 3 on Tuesday, June 10. The Yankees maintained their third place position this week with a power score of 7.30, and the Red Sox stayed in fourth place with a 5.56 power score.
“Wicked” remained the Top Theater event this week with a power score of 34.56, followed by “Jersey Boys” in second with a score of 17.07, and South Pacific in third with a 8.70 power score. The same three events topped the Top Broadway Events chart this week with power scores of 35.76, 16.84, and 15.32, respectively. Other popular theater events this week included Lion King in fourth place with a score of 8.58, Phantom of the Opera in fifth with a 2.95 power score, and A Chorus Line in sixth with a power score of 2.06. Other top Broadway events included “Lion King” in fourth place with an 8.28 power score, Little Mermaid in fifth with a 2.46, and “Phantom” in sixth with a score of 2.34.
Madonna remained the Top Concert Event this week with a power score of 9.79. The Dave Matthews Band rose from eighth place to second place this week with a 3.25 power score, and The Eagles soared from seventh to third with a score of 3.06. The Jonas Brothers remained in fourth place with a score of 2.83, and Tina Turner fell from fifth to third place with a 2.74 power score.
In Las Vegas news, Bette Midler‘s show continues to produce strong ticket sales, as the Divine Miss M topped the Las Vegas Events chart with a score of 39.18. Cher‘s 24.44 power score secured her a second place finish again this week, and Elton John remained in third place with a power score of 15.44. Cirque du Soleil – “O” finished in fourth with a score of 6.38, and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: LOVE fell a position to fifth place with a score of 4.17.
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.