New York Yankees tickets and Madonna tickets both ranked highly on the Overall Top Events chart for the week of June 23 – June...

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.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 06/29/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.66
2New York Yankees Tickets3.42
3Madonna Tickets2.93
4Jonas Brothers Tickets2.90
5Jersey Boys Tickets2.51
6Boston Red Sox Tickets2.32
7Coldplay Tickets2.14
8Chicago Cubs Tickets1.88
9South Pacific Tickets1.63
10Bruce Springsteen Tickets1.51

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 06/29/2008

     EventScore
1Madonna Tickets6.10
2Jonas Brothers Tickets6.04
3Coldplay Tickets4.45
4Bruce Springsteen Tickets3.15
5Kenny Chesney Tickets2.45
6Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.19
7Jimmy Buffett Tickets1.90
8Neil Diamond Tickets1.86
9Crue Festt: Motley Crue & Buckcherry Tickets1.75
10Celine Dion Tickets1.71

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 06/29/2008

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets10.55
2Boston Red Sox Tickets7.17
3Chicago Cubs Tickets5.80
4New York Mets Tickets3.33
5Chicago White Sox Tickets2.92
6Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.82
7WWE Tickets2.66
8Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.10
92008 MLB All Star Game Tickets2.07
10NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Coke Zero 400 Tickets1.57
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 06/29/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets35.20
2Jersey Boys Tickets15.75
3South Pacific Tickets10.41
4Lion King Tickets8.26
5Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets4.08
6Mamma Mia! Tickets2.40
7Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.07
8Little Mermaid Tickets1.69
9A Chorus Line Tickets1.62
10Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets1.18

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 06/29/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets32.10
2South Pacific Tickets17.80
3Jersey Boys Tickets16.88
4Lion King Tickets8.44
5Mamma Mia! Tickets2.95
6Little Mermaid Tickets2.90
7Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets2.01
8Mary Poppins Tickets1.94
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.65
10Young Frankenstein Tickets1.59

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 06/29/2008

     EventScore
1Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets44.79
2Cher Tickets26.25
3Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets8.59
4Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets4.03
5Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets3.27
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.38
7Le Reve Tickets1.74
8Blue Man Group Tickets1.49
9Mamma Mia! Tickets1.41
10Jubilee! Tickets1.17

Last Updated on July 1, 2008 by By Sarah Pyzynski