“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 13, 2008.” Vernon, CT September 17, 2008 – This past week Live Nation...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 13, 2008.”

Vernon, CT September 17, 2008 – This past week Live Nation signed a ticketing deal with venue operations giant SMG that calls for Live Nation to sell tickets for SMG’s North American facilities over five years. The deal will begin in 2009 and marks another disappointment for this week’s top seller, Ticketmaster, which last month lost a lucrative ticketing deal in Germany to Live Nation ticketing partner CTS Eventim. The deal sparked industry analysts to claim that Live Nation was now winning the battle with Ticketmaster. In order to improve their relationships with venues and promoters, Internet Consumer Services analyst Scott Devitt told TicketNews that Ticketmaster needs to improve the “customer experience”.

Despite the news of the deals, Ticketmaster continued their dominance over everyone else on the ticket market with a power score of 43.96. Live Nation was able to leap frog TicketsNow, and move into third place behind Ticketmaster and StubHub.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 09-13-08 WE 09-06-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 43.96 1 44.72 1.00 43.60
StubHub.com 2 11.85 2 11.50 2.00 12.14
LiveNation.com 3 7.81 4 6.88 3.75 6.36
TicketsNow.com 4 7.52 3 7.23 3.25 7.82
Tickets.com 5 3.56 5 3.90 5.00 3.87
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.56 6 2.39 6.00 2.46
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.49 7 1.48 7.25 1.54
TickCo.com 8 1.30 9 1.34 8.25 1.41
RazorGator.com 9 1.16 8 1.46 8.50 1.36
TicketWeb.com 10 1.01 10 1.18 10.25 1.07
GoTickets.com 11 0.80 11 0.87 10.75 0.92
Justbuytickets.com 12 0.77 16 0.64 17.50 0.61
TicketSpot.com 13 0.77 13 0.77 14.25 0.74
TicketCity.com 14 0.76 12 0.86 13.5 0.80
EventTicketsCenter.com 15 0.65 19 0.58 16.25 0.66
ETix.com 16 0.64 17 0.62 14.50 0.73
Telecharge.com 17 0.62 22 0.46 19.25 0.57
BuyBetterTickets.com 18 0.59 15 0.65 16.50 0.65
ABC Tickets.com 19 0.57 23 0.45 22.00 0.49
Vividseats.com 20 0.54 14 0.69 18.00 0.62

StubHub held on to its position atop the secondary ticket market this past week coming in with a power score of 31.00. TicketsNow came in with a power score of 19.60 and was followed by TicketLiquidator who finished with a power score of 6.61.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-13-08 WE 09-06-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 31.00 1 30.43 1.00 30.66
TicketsNow.com 2 19.60 2 19.04 2.00 19.69
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.61 3 6.24 3.00 6.15
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 3.75 4 3.77 4.25 3.77
TickCo.com 5 3.29 6 3.43 5.25 3.47
RazorGator.com 6 2.91 5 3.74 5.50 3.33
GoTickets.com 7 1.98 7 2.21 7.00 2.22
TicketSpot.com 8 1.91 9 1.95 9.50 1.79
TicketCity.com 9 1.89 8 2.17 8.75 1.93
Justbuytickets.com 10 1.84 12 1.55 13.00 1.40
EventTicketsCenter.com 11 1.58 14 1.39 11.50 1.55
BuyBetterTickets.com 12 1.44 11 1.60 11.50 1.55
ABCTickets.com 13 1.37 17 1.04 16.00 1.12
Vividseats.com 14 1.31 10 1.73 12.75 1.48
CheapPricedTickets.com 15 1.21 15 1.37 15.75 1.22
TicketNetwork.com 16 1.10 21 0.73 20.50 0.78
OnlineSeats.com 17 1.09 16 1.11 15.00 1.22
OpenSeats.com 18 1.03 13 1.48 12.50 1.53
TicketTriangle.com 19 1.02 19 0.92 19.25 0.94
TicketZoom.com 20 0.84 18 0.92 18.50 0.92

There are no surprises at the top of the Primary Ticket Sellers list with Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Tickets.com all retaining the positions in the top three. Telecharge made the jump into the top five this week coming in with a power score of 0.99.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-13-08 WE 09-06-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 73.08 1 73.80 1.00 74.04
LiveNation.com 2 12.79 2 11.15 2.00 10.53
Tickets.com 3 5.76 3 6.29 3.00 6.43
TicketWeb.com 4 1.65 4 1.92 4.00 1.78
Telecharge.com 5 0.99 6 0.71 5.75 0.92
ETix.com 6 0.98 5 0.95 5.25 1.16
Comcasttix.com 7 0.64 10 0.37 11.00 0.39
Groovetickets.com 8 0.63 7 0.56 7.25 0.65
TicketsWest.com 9 0.44 9 0.40 8.50 0.54
Brownpapertickets.com 10 0.41 8 0.44 9.50 0.40

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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