TicketNews’s weekly top events for 7/28/08 – 8/03/08 are in, and the rankings show that So You Think You Can Dance? has pirouetted to...

TicketNews’s weekly top events for 7/28/08 – 8/03/08 are in, and the rankings show that So You Think You Can Dance? has pirouetted to the top of the charts.

Taking a cue from similar reality television show American Idol (minus the singing, but with better dancing), contestants from So You Think You Can Dance will embark on a 40-city tour this fall. Based on ticket sales that began Saturday, the tour has earned the number three spot on the overall top events chart (power score 2.75) and is the bestselling concert, according to the top concert events rankings (power score on that chart is 6.86). The title of bestselling event belongs to Wicked, closely followed by the New York Yankees.

Other top concerts in the rankings include the Jonas Brothers, at number two (6.29), and The Eagles— the top-sellers in the last rankings—at number three (4.25). The North American leg of Celine Dion’s “Taking Chances” world tour begins August 12 in Boston, MA, and last-minute ticket buyers propelled her onto the concert chart this week, at number eight, with a 2.11 power score.

In the sports rankings, the Yankees lead, of course, but the Chicago Cubs edged the Boston Red Sox out of second place, to third. It seems football fans are gearing up for the new season with the Dallas Cowboys ranked at number four, the New York Giants at number six, and the Pittsburgh Steelers at number seven. Sports entertainment phenomenon WWE appears at number ten.

In the theater rankings, Jersey Boys is behind Wicked, followed by South Pacific and Lion King. The Color Purple and Monty Python’s Spamalot are still selling strong off-Broadway, they come in at numbers seven and nine, respectively. On Broadway, the top four sellers rank similarly to those off-Broadway, but shows like Young Frankenstein (number six) and Legally Blonde (number nine) are selling more tickets for shows on the Great White Way.

Bette Midler was once the hottest seller in Las Vegas, but Cher has begun to pull away with the top ranking in with a 46.06 power score, Midler trails with 26.15. Elton John: The Red Piano remains at number three, followed by Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: Love and Cirque du Soleil: “O”. Mamma Mia! is also selling well in Vegas, good enough for number nine.

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 08/03/2008

1Wicked Tickets5.27
2New York Yankees Tickets4.99
3So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets2.75
4Jonas Brothers Tickets2.51
5Boston Red Sox Tickets2.26
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.26
7Chicago Cubs Tickets2.25
8The Eagles Tickets1.70
9South Pacific Tickets1.60
10Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.44

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 08/03/2008

1So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets6.86
2Jonas Brothers Tickets6.29
3The Eagles Tickets4.25
4Madonna Tickets3.19
5Coldplay Tickets2.79
6Bruce Springsteen Tickets2.79
7Rascal Flatts Tickets2.25
8Celine Dion Tickets2.11
9Journey, Heart & Cheap Trick Tickets2.07
10Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.89

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 08/03/2008

1New York Yankees Tickets11.44
2Chicago Cubs Tickets5.07
3Boston Red Sox Tickets4.99
4Dallas Cowboys Tickets3.47
5Milwaukee Brewers Tickets1.83
6New York Giants Tickets1.55
7Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.50
8New York Red Bulls Tickets1.34
9USC Trojans Tickets1.30
10WWE Tickets1.30

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 08/03/2008

1Wicked Tickets36.40
2Jersey Boys Tickets15.98
3South Pacific Tickets11.33
4Lion King Tickets6.23
5Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.44
6Little Mermaid Tickets2.86
7The Color Purple Tickets2.06
8Mamma Mia! Tickets2.00
9Monty Python’s Spamalot Tickets1.61
10Young Frankenstein Tickets1.50

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 08/03/2008

1Wicked Tickets33.74
2South Pacific Tickets19.05
3Jersey Boys Tickets15.56
4Lion King Tickets5.79
5Little Mermaid Tickets4.81
6Young Frankenstein Tickets2.52
7Mamma Mia! Tickets2.44
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.81
9Legally Blonde Tickets1.80
10Monty Python’s Spamalot Tickets1.63

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 08/03/2008

1Cher Tickets46.06
2Bette Midler: The ShowGirl Must Go On Tickets26.15
3Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets7.55
4Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets3.21
5Cirque du Soleil “O” Tickets2.86
6Jersey Boys Tickets2.25
7Le Rêve Tickets1.91
8Blue Man Group Tickets1.72
9Mamma Mia! Tickets1.71
10Cirque du Soleil Zumanity Tickets0.94

Last Updated on August 5, 2008 by By Petrina Crockford