New York Yankees tickets and Madonna tickets both ranked highly on the Overall Top Events chart for the week of June 23 – June 29, 2008, according to TicketNews’s exclusive rankings. Though the hit musical Wicked remained the top overall event with a power score of 5.66, the Yankees and Madonna followed closely behind in second and third place with power scores of 3.42 and 2.93, respectively.
The Jonas Brothers and Jersey Boys were also among the top events this week. Climbing three positions from last week, the Jonas Brothers earned a fourth place finish with a power score of 2.90. “Jersey Boys” ticket sales also saw a significant increase, as they rose four positions from last week to fifth place and finished with a power score of 2.51.
The New York Yankees also climbed to the top of the Top Sports Events chart this week and earned a power score of 10.55. The Boston Red Sox climbed two positions to clinch second place with a power score of 7.17. The Chicago Cubs tickets fell two positions to third place with a power score of 5.80, and the Amazin’ New York Mets climbed five spots to finish with a 3.33 power score.
In theater news, “Wicked” topped both the Top Theater Events and Top Broadway Events charts with power scores of 35.20 and 32.10, respectively. “Jersey Boys” remained in second place on the theater chart with a power score of 15.75, followed by South Pacific in third with a power score of 10.41. “South Pacific” maintained a second place position on the Broadway chart with a power score of 17.80, and “Jersey Boys” followed in third place with a 16.88 power score.
Pop queen Madonna reclaimed her reign of the Top Concert Events chart this week with a power score of 6.10. The Jonas Brothers followed closely in second place with a 6.04 score, and Coldplay fell two positions to third place this week with a 4.45 power score. Bruce Springsteen made a strong reappearance on the charts in fourth place with a power score of 3.15, and Kenny Chesney fell a position to fifth place with a 2.45 power score.
Bette Midler remained the Top Las Vegas Event for another straight week with a 44.79 power score, and Cher held fast in second with a power score of 26.25. Elton John climbed two positions back up to third place this week and finished with a power score of 8.59. Cirque du Soleil – “O” fell a position to fourth place with a score of 4.03, and was followed closely by Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: LOVE in fifth place with a 3.27 power score.
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.