TicketNews’ top-selling events rankings for the week of July 21 released today show the Eagles perched atop the Top Combined Events and Top Concert Events charts for the first time.
Promoting their album “Long Road Out of Eden,” the Eagles are number one with a 4.54 power score, slightly ahead of the Yankees’ second place 4.51 power score. Wicked, no longer in its accustomed number one spot, is the number three event, power score 4.48. Jersey Boys make a stronger showing this week, at number five (they were at number six in previous rankings), bumping the Jonas Brothers down to number seven. The Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs are still selling comparatively strong; they’re at numbers four and six, respectively, and in the Top Sports Events rankings, they come in at numbers two and three.
New York Yankees tickets are still the top sellers in sports (power score 11.45)—as are baseball tickets in general—but Dallas Cowboys tickets are selling at a quick enough pace to propel them to number four in the rankings; USC Trojans ticket sales rank at number six; the Pittsburgh Steelers rank at number ten. After disappearing from the rankings for a week, tickets to the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony return at number eight, power score 1.44.
In Top Concerts rankings, the Eagles’ lead is huge: compare their 10.73 power score to the second-place Jonas Brothers’ 4.62 power score. Kenney Chesney ticket sales are good enough for number three; Coldplay’s are good enough for number four.
The top four events in the Top Theater Events and Top Broadway Events rankings are as follows: Wicked, Jersey Boys, South Pacific, and Lion King. In the theater rankings, Mamma Mia! is ahead of Little Mermaid, while on Broadway the Little Mermaid has the edge.
And the Top Vegas Events rankings reveal a new winner in the Cher vs. Bette Midler battle for the top spot: Cher, with a 31.70 power score that’s better than Bette Middler’s 27.78. Elton John: The Red Piano is at number three, followed by Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE.
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.