“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 20, 2008.” Vernon, CT September 24, 2008 – The past week has been...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 20, 2008.”

Vernon, CT September 24, 2008 – The past week has been a busy one on the ticketing industry after last week’s announcement that venue operator SMG was leaving Ticketmaster for Live Nation, the ticketing giant was rumored to also be at risk of losing ticket partner Madison Square Garden. But last Friday, MSG’s owner Cablevision released a statement that they had no plans to leave Ticketmaster.

In May, Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty and TicketsNow CEO Cheryl Rosner addressed the concerns of broker at a "fireside chat" in Las Vegas. TicketNews was able to record the entire meeting and was issued a subpoena by secondary ticket giant StubHub, which has been in a year long legal dispute with Ticketmaster. TicketNews denied the request and recently scored a legal victory when it successfully defended the subpoena. The recording is now available on www.ticketnews.com.

Ticketmaster was able to continue its reign over everyone in the ticket industry with a power score of 45.73 with StubHub coming in second with a power score of 12.13. Live Nation fell back behind TicketsNow after last week’s third place finish.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 09-20-08 WE 09-13-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 45.73 1 43.96 1.00 44.44
StubHub.com 2 12.13 2 11.85 2.00 12.03
TicketsNow.com 3 7.97 4 7.52 3.25 7.54
LiveNation.com 4 5.52 3 7.81 3.75 6.23
Tickets.com 5 3.22 5 3.56 5.00 3.76
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.66 6 2.56 6.00 2.52
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.40 7 1.49 7.00 1.50
TickCo.com 8 1.29 8 1.30 8.50 1.34
RazorGator.com 9 1.25 9 1.16 8.50 1.35
TicketSpot.com 10 0.91 13 0.77 13.50 0.78
TicketWeb.com 11 0.88 10 1.01 10.25 1.06
GoTickets.com 12 0.84 11 0.80 11.25 0.87
Justbuytickets.com 13 0.82 12 0.77 15.75 0.67
EventTicketsCenter.com 14 0.70 15 0.65 16.00 0.67
ETix.com 15 0.68 16 0.64 15.25 0.70
TicketCity.com 16 0.67 14 0.76 14.00 0.79
BuyBetterTickets.com 17 0.64 18 0.59 16.25 0.67
Vividseats.com 18 0.64 20 0.54 17.25 0.65
Telecharge.com 19 0.56 17 0.62 19.25 0.57
ABC Tickets.com 20 0.55 19 0.57 21.50 0.50

StubHub remained steady atop the secondary ticket market this past week coming in with a power score of 30.99. The top six positions remained unchanged with TicketsNow coming in second followed by TicketLiquidator, CoasttoCoastTickets, TickCo and RazorGator.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-20-08 WE 09-13-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 30.99 1 31.00 1.00 30.85
TicketsNow.com 2 20.31 2 19.60 2.00 19.29
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.72 3 6.61 3.00 6.39
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 3.45 4 3.75 4.00 3.70
TickCo.com 5 3.19 5 3.29 5.50 3.32
RazorGator.com 6 3.08 6 2.91 5.50 3.33
TicketSpot.com 7 2.25 8 1.91 9.25 1.92
GoTickets.com 8 2.04 7 1.98 7.25 2.13
Justbuytickets.com 9 1.96 10 1.84 11.75 1.58
EventTicketsCenter.com 10 1.66 11 1.58 11.50 1.57
TicketCity.com 11 1.61 9 1.89 9.25 1.93
BuyBetterTickets.com 12 1.55 12 1.44 11.25 1.61
Vividseats.com 13 1.54 14 1.31 12.25 1.56
ABCTickets.com 14 1.29 13 1.37 15.50 1.16
TicketNetwork.com 15 1.27 16 1.10 18.75 0.95
CheapPricedTickets.com 16 1.26 15 1.21 15.00 1.30
OnlineSeats.com 17 1.13 17 1.09 16.25 1.16
TicketTango.com 18 0.96 23 0.84 23.50 0.63
TicketTriangle.com 19 0.91 19 1.02 19.50 0.92
OpenSeats.com 20 0.78 18 1.03 14.75 1.35

The top dog on the primary ticket market continues to be Ticketmaster, who dwarfs the competition with a power score of 77.20. LiveNation followed in second place with a power score of only 9.07.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-20-08 WE 09-13-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 77.20 1 73.08 1.00 74.78
LiveNation.com 2 9.07 2 12.79 2.00 10.22
Tickets.com 3 5.26 3 5.76 3.00 6.18
TicketWeb.com 4 1.45 4 1.65 4.00 1.75
ETix.com 5 1.07 6 0.98 5.25 1.11
Telecharge.com 6 0.90 5 0.99 5.75 0.91
Comcasttix.com 7 0.60 7 0.64 9.25 0.47
Groovetickets.com 8 0.55 8 0.63 7.50 0.61
Brownpapertickets.com 9 0.42 10 0.41 9.25 0.42
TicketsWest.com 10 0.35 9 0.44 9.00 0.45

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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