“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending August 23, 2008.” Vernon, CT August 28, 2008 – On August 21, IAC/InterActiveCorp completed...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending August 23, 2008.”

Vernon, CT August 28, 2008 – On August 21, IAC/InterActiveCorp completed its spin-off of its TicketMaster division, and the ticketing giant’s stock began selling on Nasdaq under the symbol “TKTM”. The stock was initially trading at $23.55 on volume of more than 2.43 million shares. IAC first announced its intention to spin off Ticketmaster as well as other assets in early November, only a couple of months after its largest client, Live Nation, said it would start its own ticketing operation when their contract expires at the end of the year, ending its relationship with company. Despite the loss of Live Nation, company officials have stated they are positioned to offset the potential loses.

Over the past week, TicketMaster maintained its stranglehold over the ticket market with a power score of 42.40. Overall the top nine positions stayed the same from last week, with StubHub and TicketsNow finishing second and third, respectively.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 08-23-08 WE 08-16-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 42.40 1 41.12 1.00 42.29
StubHub.com 2 12.55 2 12.15 2.00 11.77
TicketsNow.com 3 9.08 3 9.88 3.25 8.93
LiveNation.com 4 6.03 4 8.05 3.75 7.80
Tickets.com 5 3.68 5 3.97 5.00 4.05
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.42 6 2.21 6.00 2.26
TickCo.com 7 1.59 7 1.40 8.00 1.33
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 8 1.58 8 1.36 7.50 1.54
RazorGator.com 9 1.30 9 1.20 8.50 1.30
GoTickets.com 10 1.03 11 0.90 11.00 0.90
TicketWeb.com 11 0.91 10 0.90 10.50 0.91
ETix.com 12 0.78 15 0.67 13.25 0.75
TicketSpot.com 13 0.75 16 0.69 12.75 0.79
TicketCity.com 14 0.71 13 0.72 15.50 0.64
EventTicketsCenter.com 15 0.70 14 0.70 14.25 0.69
OpenSeats.com 16 0.64 12 0.74 14.50 0.67
OnlineSeats.com 17 0.60 20 0.53 20.50 0.49
BuyBetterTickets.com 18 0.58 23 0.49 20.50 0.52
Telecharge.com 19 0.58 19 0.54 19.50 0.52
Justbuytickets.com 20 0.57 17 0.59 17.75 0.58

StubHub extended its lead as the top seller on the secondary market with a power score of 30.23, nearly a nine point advantage over the second place TicketsNow. TicketsNow came in with a power score of 21.91, well ahead of the third place seller, TicketLiquidator.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 08-23-08 WE 08-16-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 30.23 1 29.69 1.00 29.50
TicketsNow.com 2 21.91 2 24.26 2.00 22.51
TicketLiquidator.com 3 5.78 3 5.33 3.00 5.60
TickCo.com 4 3.77 4 3.33 5.00 3.25
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 3.71 5 3.22 4.50 3.79
RazorGator.com 6 3.05 6 2.84 5.50 3.15
GoTickets.com 7 2.38 7 2.10 7.50 2.15
TicketSpot.com 8 1.73 11 1.52 8.25 1.92
TicketCity.com 9 1.62 9 1.67 10.50 1.51
EventTicketsCenter.com 10 1.57 10 1.60 9.75 1.60
OpenSeats.com 11 1.48 8 1.75 9.50 1.62
OnlineSeats.com 12 1.36 14 1.21 15.25 1.15
BuyBetterTickets.com 13 1.32 17 1.11 15.00 1.23
Justbuytickets.com 14 1.23 12 1.31 12.75 1.33
Vividseats.com 15 1.21 13 1.28 13.25 1.30
ABCTickets.com 16 1.15 16 1.14 14.50 1.23
TicketZoom.com 17 1.04 22 0.78 18.50 0.95
TicketTriangle.com 18 0.98 21 0.78 19.25 0.88
CheapPricedTickets.com 19 0.93 15 1.15 16.50 1.05
Buy-Event-Ticket.com 20 0.66 29 0.39 26.75 0.49

Spots one through seven remained the same for this week, with TicketMaster continuing its reign as the top primary seller. The biggest movement came from TicketsWest which jumped up two spots from ten to eight with a power score of 0.72.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 08-23-08 WE 08-16-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 74.24 1 71.39 1.00 71.99
LiveNation.com 2 10.28 2 13.75 2.00 13.02
Tickets.com 3 6.27 3 6.74 3.00 6.73
TicketWeb.com 4 1.56 4 1.53 4.00 1.51
ETix.com 5 1.28 5 1.08 5.00 1.19
Telecharge.com 6 0.95 6 0.88 6.00 0.84
Groovetickets.com 7 0.73 7 0.61 7.00 0.60
TicketsWest.com 8 0.72 10 0.38 9.25 0.45
Tix.com 9 0.37 9 0.42 9.75 0.37
Brownpapertickets.com 10 0.32 8 0.43 8.75 0.38

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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