New York Yankees ticket sales are still moving up the Top Combined Events chart at a brisk pace, with Jonas Brothers ticket sales following...

New York Yankees ticket sales are still moving up the Top Combined Events chart at a brisk pace, with Jonas Brothers ticket sales following close behind on, according to exclusive top-selling event rankings compiled by TicketNews for the week ending July 6. Though Wicked tickets still hold the top spot—for the third week in a row—with a power score of 5.89, the Yankees follow with a 4.74 power score. Jonas Brothers tickets are up one spot this week, from number four to number three, with a power score of 3.70.

Sales for Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour slipped dramatically this week, from the previously held number three spot to number eight, a week after Live Nation reassured the public that, despite reports to the contrary, sales are strong for the pop singer’s world tour.

The Top Sports Events rankings for last week show a repeat of the previous week’s rankings: Yankees at number one, Boston Red Sox at a distant second in the power score (7.58 to the Yankees’s 12.58), followed by the Chicago Cubs at a power score of 5.76. Moving up in the sports rankings considerably last week are sales for the 2008 MLB All-Star Game, which moved from the number nine spot to the number four spot and gained a power score of 3.36.

Moving from the field to the stage, Coldplay has the second best selling concert on the Top Concerts chart, up from number three but still behind the Jonas Brothers. Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews Band both moved up a spot on the chart, to numbers four and five, respectively.

In theater events, Elton John’s the Red Piano took a tumble from number five to number nine, behind Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the Opera, which each moved up a spot to respective numbers five and six, and Andrea Bocelli, new to the charts at number eight. And on Broadway, Jersey Boys had a strong showing last week, moving from number three to number two in the Broadway events rankings.

And on the Vegas chart, Bette Midler still reigns supreme at number one, for the sixth week in a row, with a 41.59 power score. Cher still follows with a power score of 27.19. Two Cirque du Soleil shows debuted on the charts last week, at numbers six and nine, as did Roseanne Barr, who debuted at number 10.

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 07/06/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.89
2New York Yankees Tickets4.74
3Jonas Brothers Tickets3.70
4Jersey Boys Tickets2.73
5Boston Red Sox Tickets2.47
6Chicago Cubs Tickets1.95
7Coldplay Tickets1.94
8Madonna Tickets1.79
9South Pacific Tickets1.59
10Lion King Tickets1.54

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 07/06/2008

     EventScore
1Jonas Brothers Tickets7.92
2Coldplay Tickets4.14
3Madonna Tickets3.83
4Kenny Chesney Tickets3.24
5Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.52
6Journey, Heart & Cheap Trick Tickets2.20
7Bruce Springsteen Tickets1.90
8John Mayer Tickets1.87
9Jimmy Buffett Tickets1.79
10American Idols Live! Tickets1.78

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 07/06/2008

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets12.58
2Boston Red Sox Tickets7.28
3Chicago Cubs Tickets5.76
42008 MLB All Star Game Tickets3.36
5Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.25
6Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.93
7Tampa Bay Rays1.89
8St. Louis Cardinals Tickets1.68
9Atlanta Braves Tickets1.65
10WWE Tickets1.56
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 07/06/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets35.79
2Jersey Boys Tickets16.59
3South Pacific Tickets10.06
4Lion King Tickets9.79
5Mamma Mia! Tickets2.85
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.07
7A Chorus Line Tickets1.73
8Andrea Bocelli Tickets1.57
9Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets1.55
10The Color Purple Tickets1.29

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 07/06/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets34.37
2Jersey Boys Tickets18.48
3South Pacific Tickets17.27
4Lion King Tickets7.33
5Mamma Mia! Tickets2.94
6Little Mermaid Tickets2.11
7Mary Poppins Tickets1.80
8Young Frankenstein Tickets1.50
9Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets1.44
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.36

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 07/06/2008

     EventScore
1Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets41.59
2Cher Tickets27.19
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets5.51
4Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets4.12
5Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets3.77
6Cirque du Soleil: KA Tickets3.50
7Jersey Boys Tickets3.46
8Blue Man Group Tickets1.81
9Cirque du Soleil: Mystere Tickets1.10
10Roseanne Barr Tickets1.04

Last Updated on July 8, 2008 by By Petrina Crockford