“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending August 16, 2008.” Vernon, CT August 20, 2008 – At the end of the...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending August 16, 2008.”

Vernon, CT August 20, 2008 – At the end of the year, LiveNation’s contract with Ticketmaster will end. Shakira, Madonna and Jay-Z have already formed deals with the company.

Last week, Ticketmaster continued to dominate the overall ticket market with a power score of 41.12. The company will begin public trading on August 21, 2008; company officials have stated they are positioned to offset loses by LiveNation’s departure. StubHub and TicketsNow maintained their positions in second and third place, respectively. Live Nation was in fourth place with a power of 8.05.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 08-16-08 WE 08-09-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 41.116 1 42.39989 1.00 43.10916
StubHub.com 2 12.146 2 12.47228 2.00 10.81599
TicketsNow.com 3 9.8827 3 8.329527 3.25 8.563639
LiveNation.com 4 8.0482 4 7.957027 3.75 7.990217
Tickets.com 5 3.9762 5 4.204788 5.00 4.306356
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.2130 6 2.386135 6.00 2.162111
TickCo.com 7 1.3959 9 1.17751 8.50 1.267993
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 8 1.3628 7 1.536968 7.25 1.582714
RazorGator.com 9 1.2004 8 1.377672 8.75 1.287547
TicketWeb.com 10 0.9039 11 0.884124 10.75 0.934768
GoTickets.com 11 0.9039 12 0.778515 11.75 0.874706
OpenSeats.com 12 0.7357 15 0.652199 14.00 0.719091
TicketCity.com 13 0.7237 16 0.573866 16.75 0.602261
EventTicketsCenter.com 14 0.6991 14 0.688431 12.50 0.877889
ETix.com 15 0.6698 13 0.732222 13.00 0.84328
TicketSpot.com 16 0.6555 10 0.891068 13.25 0.777774
Justbuytickets.com 17 0.5889 18 0.571684 17.25 4.924616
Vividseats.com 18 0.5542 20 0.537858 17.75 0.572732
Telecharge.com 19 0.5361 17 0.525361 20.00 0.506295
OnlineSeats.com 20 0.5284 23 0.417006 22.00 0.456427

StubHub continued to dominate the secondary ticket market. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator maintained their positions in second and third places, with power scores of 24.26 and 5.33, respectively.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 08-16-08 WE 08-09-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 29.694 1 31.52129 1.00 27.93292
TicketsNow.com 2 24.264 2 21.06072 2.00 22.31465
TicketLiquidator.com 3 5.3348 3 5.955308 3.00 5.520857
TickCo.com 4 3.3273 6 2.865559 5.50 3.190901
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 3.2213 4 3.769304 4.25 4.035128
RazorGator.com 6 2.8365 5 3.378915 5.75 3.221473
GoTickets.com 7 2.1048 8 1.864406 7.75 2.169665
OpenSeats.com 8 1.7483 10 1.581994 9.00 1.810226
TicketCity.com 9 1.6732 11 1.354055 11.75 1.46429
EventTicketsCenter.com 10 1.6007 9 1.607086 8.50 2.193913
TicketSpot.com 11 1.5229 7 2.180371 8.75 1.939275
Justbuytickets.com 12 1.3053 14 1.222335 12.50 1.382493
Vividseats.com 13 1.2772 13 1.233925 12.25 1.401192
OnlineSeats.com 14 1.2072 18 0.95127 16.50 5.074402
CheapPricedTickets.com 15 1.1464 16 0.983626 15.75 1.126937
ABCTickets.com 16 1.1361 12 1.237341 13.50 1.311165
BuyBetterTickets.com 17 1.1124 15 1.181011 15.50 1.23629
TicketNest.com 18 0.8123 21 0.699341 20.00 0.806311
TicketNetwork.com 19 0.8048 20 0.758822 20.50 0.805075
TicketTango.com 20 0.7862 22 0.690097 20.00 5.137735

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the charts this week with a power score of 71.39. LiveNation and other ticket sellers experienced little or no movement.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 08-16-08 WE 08-09-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 71.39494 1 71.81606 1.00 71.79251
LiveNation.com 2 13.74768 2 13.25454 2.00 13.12415
Tickets.com 3 6.738111 3 6.970971 3.00 7.018202
TicketWeb.com 4 1.532836 4 1.46014 4.25 1.522929
ETix.com 5 1.077723 5 1.163968 4.75 1.323381
Telecharge.com 6 0.883656 6 0.896072 6.00 0.799165
Groovetickets.com 7 0.608348 7 0.536183 7.00 0.555535
Brownpapertickets.com 8 0.431661 8 0.393048 8.50 0.397061
Tix.com 9 0.425062 10 0.342532 10.00 0.364362
TicketsWest.com 10 0.377166 9 0.35119 10.00 0.358439

TicketNews.com is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews.com keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, onsales, and more. The content is updated daily, with original articles from ten TicketNews.com reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources, including comScore and Hitwise, are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a 24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.

TicketNetwork is the parent company of TicketNews.com. TicketNetwork.com provides leading-edge software that powers the world’s largest ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange™ is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access the world’s largest aggregate ticket distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services™ creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for customers wishing a private labeled solution. TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.TicketNetwork.com.

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