“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 6, 2008.” Vernon, CT September 10, 2008 – Last week, ticketing giant Ticketmaster...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 6, 2008.”

Vernon, CT September 10, 2008 – Last week, ticketing giant Ticketmaster once again found its way into the news, this time through its secondary market site, TicketsNow.com. This past summer TicketsNow became the “only sanctioned, official US Open ticket exchange” through a partnership it signed with the United States Tennis Association. During the tournament this past week the company was faced with the problem of keeping up with the overwhelming demand for tickets, leaving many fans angry and without tickets. Rival secondary ticket site StubHub called it “ironic” that the official secondary ticket exchange for the Grand Slam tennis event would have trouble getting tickets to paying fans.

Ticketmaster was once again head and shoulders above everyone else on the ticket market with a power score of 44.72. StubHub and TicketsNow finished second and third, respectively, again this past week with LiveNation and Tickets.com rounding out the top five.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 09-06-08 WE 08-30-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 44.72 1 43.34 1.00 42.89
StubHub.com 2 11.50 2 12.66 2.00 12.21
TicketsNow.com 3 7.23 3 7.46 3.00 8.41
LiveNation.com 4 6.88 4 4.72 4.00 6.42
Tickets.com 5 3.90 5 4.36 5.00 3.98
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.39 6 2.47 6.00 2.37
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.48 7 1.61 7.50 1.51
RazorGator.com 8 1.46 8 1.51 8.50 1.37
TickCo.com 9 1.34 9 1.42 8.00 1.44
TicketWeb.com 10 1.18 10 1.17 10.25 1.04
GoTickets.com 11 0.87 11 0.98 10.75 0.95
TicketCity.com 12 0.86 14 0.87 13.25 0.79
TicketSpot.com 13 0.77 18 0.68 15.00 0.71
Vividseats.com 14 0.69 17 0.71 17.50 0.62
BuyBetterTickets.com 15 0.65 15 0.78 17.75 0.63
Justbuytickets.com 16 0.64 22 0.46 18.75 0.56
ETix.com 17 0.62 13 0.87 14.25 0.73
OpenSeats.com 18 0.59 12 0.88 14.50 0.71
EventTicketsCenter.com 19 0.58 16 0.73 16.00 0.68
CheapPricedTickets.com 20 0.56 20 0.60 22.00 0.52

StubHub showed its dominance over the secondary market this past week coming in with a power score of 30.43, carrying a more than 10 point lead over the second place TicketsNow. TicketsNow came in with a power score of 19.04. TicketLiquidator finished third with a power score of 6.24.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-06-08 WE 08-30-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 30.43 1 31.00 1.00 30.34
TicketsNow.com 2 19.04 2 18.22 2.00 20.86
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.24 3 5.98 3.00 5.83
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 3.77 4 3.85 4.50 3.64
RazorGator.com 5 3.74 5 3.61 5.50 3.31
TickCo.com 6 3.43 6 3.40 5.00 3.48
GoTickets.com 7 2.21 7 2.31 7.00 2.25
TicketCity.com 8 2.17 9 2.05 8.75 1.88
TicketSpot.com 9 1.95 13 1.58 10.25 1.70
Vividseats.com 10 1.73 12 1.66 12.50 1.47
BuyBetterTickets.com 11 1.60 10 1.83 12.75 1.47
Justbuytickets.com 12 1.55 16 0.99 13.50 1.27
OpenSeats.com 13 1.48 8 2.11 10.00 1.71
EventTicketsCenter.com 14 1.39 11 1.67 11.25 1.58
CheapPricedTickets.com 15 1.37 14 1.38 15.75 1.21
OnlineSeats.com 16 1.11 15 1.31 14.25 1.25
ABCTickets.com 17 1.04 18 0.94 16.75 1.07
TicketZoom.com 18 0.92 19 0.87 19.00 0.90
TicketTriangle.com 19 0.92 21 0.83 19.75 0.88
Findticketsfast.com 20 0.88 17 0.98 22.00 0.71

The top five positions on the Top Primary Sellers list remained the same with Ticketmaster remaining securely at the top. Brownpapertickets.com made a move this past week moving up to number eight, while Comcasttix.com was a new entry into the top ten coming in at number ten.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE
09-06-08
WE 08-30-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 73.80 1 75.05 1.00 73.62
LiveNation.com 2 11.15 2 7.89 2.00 10.77
Tickets.com 3 6.29 3 7.39 3.00 6.67
TicketWeb.com 4 1.92 4 1.99 4.00 1.75
ETix.com 5 0.95 5 1.42 5.00 1.18
Telecharge.com 6 0.71 6 1.04 6.00 0.90
Groovetickets.com 7 0.56 7 0.69 7.00 0.65
Brownpapertickets.com 8 0.44 10 0.42 9.00 0.40
TicketsWest.com 9 0.40 8 0.59 8.75 0.52
Comcasttix.com 10 0.37 13 0.29 12.25 0.30

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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