AC/DC still rocks the charts, according to TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending October 5. The hard rockers hold the number...

AC/DC still rocks the charts, according to TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending October 5. The hard rockers hold the number one position in both the Top Combined Events rankings and the Top Concert rankings for the third week in a row. This week’s other top ticket sellers include Wicked, in at number two with a 5.36 power score, and the Eagles, who rank at number three with a 2.47 power score. Tina Turner appears in the overall top ten again; this week she’s number five and has a 2.10 power score.

AC/DC, the Eagles, and Tina Turner may have the hottest selling concert tickets, but according to the Top Concert Events rankings, fans are still excited about Madonna (number four, power score 5.79) and Metallica (number five, 3.52). Neil Diamond tickets are hot sellers again—they were in August, too—and fans propel him to the number six position (power score 3.51), just ahead of the Jonas Brothers (2.87), who reappear in these rankings after a month-long hiatus.

During the regular baseball season, the New York Yankees sold the most tickets and now it looks like the Dallas Cowboys are football’s fan favorites. They rank at number one in the Top Sports Events rankings with 5.05 power score. Another Texas team ranks at number two with the Texas Longhorns finishing with a power score of 4.39. The New York Giants are number three (4.37), and the numbers four, five, and six spots belong to baseball: Boston Red Sox (3.90), Chicago White Sox (3.25), and Milwaukee Brewers (3.04).

The story’s still the same in the Broadway and theater rankings with Wicked and Jersey Boys still being the bestsellers on and off Broadway. Off Broadway the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is more popular than on Broadway (number three in the theater rankings, number four on Broadway). Dirty Dancing is another popular off-Broadway show; it ranks at number eight, with a power score of 2.16. On Broadway, South Pacific (number three, 12.34) is popular with Manhattan theatergoers, as well as Lion King (number five, 5.40) and Mamma Mia! (number six, 4.04).

After canceling her final shows at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Cher slips in the Vegas rankings from last week’s number two to this week’s number five (5.12). Bette Midler is still number one (54.78) and Elton John: The Red Piano is number two (11.87). Jubilee! appears in the Vegas rankings for the first time, at number ten, with a power score of 1.08.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given event’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 10/05/2008

      Event Score
1 AC/DC Tickets 6.04
2 Wicked Tickets 5.36
3 The Eagles Tickets 2.47
4 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.36
5 Tina Turner Tickets 2.10
6 Texas Longhorns Tickets 2.05
7 New York Giants Tickets 2.04
8 Madonna Tickets 2.02
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.92
10 Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.82

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 10/05/2008

      Event Score
1 AC/DC Tickets 17.38
2 The Eagles Tickets 7.10
3 Tina Turner Tickets 6.04
4 Madonna Tickets 5.79
5 Metallica Tickets 3.62
6 Neil Diamond Tickets 3.51
7 Jonas Brothers Tickets 2.87
8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 2.63
9 Robin Williams Tickets 2.49
10 Celine Dion Tickets 2.47

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 10/05/2008

      Event Score
1 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 5.05
2 Texas Longhorns Tickets 4.39
3 New York Giants Tickets 4.37
4 Boston Red Sox Tickets 3.90
5 Chicago White Sox Tickets 3.25
6 Milwaukee Brewers Tickets 3.04
7 Philadelphia Eagles Tickets 2.44
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 2.22
9 Denver Broncos Tickets 1.98
10 San Francisco 49ers Tickets 1.84
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 10/05/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 32.67
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 12.02
3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 9.42
4 South Pacific Tickets 7.38
5 Lion King Tickets 4.45
6 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.95
7 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.87
8 Dirty Dancing Tickets 2.16
9 Billy Elliot Tickets 1.58
10 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 1.54

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 10/05/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 26.86
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 13.68
3 South Pacific Tickets 12.34
4 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 11.52
5 Lion King Tickets 5.40
6 Mamma Mia! Tickets 4.04
7 Billy Elliot Tickets 2.64
8 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 2.57
9 Little Mermaid Tickets 2.40
10 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 1.82

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 10/05/2008

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 54.78
2 Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets 11.87
3 Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets 7.25
4 Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets 5.20
5 Cher Tickets 5.12
6 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 3.12
7 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 2.66
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.43
9 Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets 1.34
10 Jubilee! Tickets 1.08

By Petrina Crockford