TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week of July 13, and the New York Yankees make a strong showing, taking the...

TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week of July 13, and the New York Yankees make a strong showing, taking the number one spot in the Top Combined Events and Top Sports Events rankings.

With a 5.58 power score, the Yankees knocked Wicked out of first place, a position the musical previously held for four consecutive weeks. The Eagles soar in at number three, behind Wicked, with a 3.21 power score. The Jonas Brothers fall from their previous number two position to number five, behind the Boston Red Sox.

In the Top Concert events rankings, The Eagles wield a hefty 7.21 power score and move up from number four to number one. Coldplay stays at number three and Madonna slips from number two to number five. Kenny Chesney tickets continue to sell well and consistently; he’s ranked at number four and has a 3.01 power score.

In the sports rankings, the Yankees have a huge number one lead with a 14.34 power score. Boston Red Sox tickets are the number two top-selling sports tickets with a power score is 7.00 followed by the Chicago Cubs at number three. New in the rankings are tickets to the Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr. fight, which holds the number four spot. Football tickets are among the most popular, especially tickets to the Dallas Cowboys (number five), Ohio State Buckeyes (number seven), and Pittsburgh Steelers (number eight). These tickets and WWE tickets (number six) knock the New York Mets to number nine from their previously held number five position.

In theater and on Broadway, Wicked still reigns supreme. Jersey Boys is number two in the Top Theater Events rankings and South Pacific is number three; the order is reversed in the Top Broadway Events rankings. Lion King trails behind the three shows on both charts, at number four, followed by Mamma Mia.

In Vegas, Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On still outperforms Cher, though their power scores are close (Bette Midler is at 35.20; Cher is at 33.25). Elton John: The Red Piano is at number three, followed by a trio of Cirque du Soleil shows (“O”, The Beatles: LOVE, and KÀ.)

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 07/20/2008

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets5.58
2Wicked Tickets4.73
3The Eagles Tickets3.21
4Boston Red Sox Tickets2.64
5Jonas Brothers Tickets2.53
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.25
7Chicago Cubs Tickets2.00
8Coldplay Tickets1.93
9Kenny Chesney Tickets1.34
10Lion King Tickets1.30

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 07/20/2008

     EventScore
1The Eagles Tickets7.21
2Jonas Brothers Tickets5.68
3Coldplay Tickets4.33
4Kenny Chesney Tickets3.01
5Madonna Tickets2.80
6Bruce Springsteen Tickets2.65
7Billy Joel Tickets2.42
8Journey, Heart & Cheap Trick Tickets1.99
9Jimmy Buffett Tickets1.94
10Rascal Flatts Tickets1.81

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 07/20/2008

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets14.34
2Boston Red Sox Tickets7.00
3Chicago Cubs Tickets5.31
4Joe Calzaghe vs. Roy Jones Jr. Tickets2.78
5Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.54
6WWE Tickets2.00
7Ohio State Buckeyes Tickets1.92
8Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.50
9New York Mets Tickets1.35
10Milwaukee Brewers Tickets1.35
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 07/20/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets34.48
2Jersey Boys Tickets16.30
3South Pacific Tickets9.68
4Lion King Tickets9.66
5Mamma Mia! Tickets3.68
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.22
7Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets2.52
8The Color Purple Tickets1.76
9Little Mermaid Tickets1.43
10Mary Poppins Tickets1.41

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 07/20/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets36.18
2South Pacific Tickets16.40
3Jersey Boys Tickets14.53
4Lion King Tickets8.48
5Mamma Mia! Tickets3.49
6Little Mermaid Tickets2.42
7Mary Poppins Tickets2.40
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.38
9Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets2.06
10Legally Blonde Tickets1.82

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 07/20/2008

     EventScore
1Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets35.20
2Cher Tickets33.35
3Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets7.74
4Cirque du Soleil “O” Tickets4.90
5Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets3.73
6Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets1.97
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.79
8Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.78
9Blue Man Group Tickets1.13
10V – The Ultimate Variety Show Tickets1.09

Last Updated on July 22, 2008 by By Petrina Crockford