Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies tickets sweep TicketNews’s weekly top events rankings for the week ending October 26. Tampa Bay Rays tickets are...

Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies tickets sweep TicketNews’s weekly top events rankings for the week ending October 26. Tampa Bay Rays tickets are the bestsellers in the Top Events rankings with an 8.65 power score, followed by the Philadelphia Phillies and their 7.72 power score (in the sports rankings their power scores are 17.85 and 15.94, respectively). The Phillies lead the series 3-1, which means it could end tonight, October 27, with no more games in Tampa Bay.

AC/DC still has the concert everyone wants to see; they rank number three overall, power score 6.34. Theater shows like Wicked (number four, 5.33) and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (number give, 3.42) are outselling concerts by Tina Turner (number nine, 1.54) and Madonna (number 10, 1.53).

In the sports rankings, the Dallas Cowboys still have the most popular football ticket; they’re ranked behind the World Series teams and have a 3.60 power score. The Pittsburgh Steelers (2.55) and the New York Giants (2.35) follow the Cowboys in the rankings. The New York Rangers appear in the sports rankings for the first time, at number ten, power score 1.31.

The Eagles rank at number two (power score 6.65) in the concert rankings, behind AC/DC who lead with a 20.80 power score. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes a leap from the previously held number eight spot to number six; their new power score is 3.73. Phish drops from number four to number nine (2.33) and Neil Diamond, after adding more dates to his North American tour, returns to the rankings at number ten, power score 2.29.

In the theater rankings, Jersey Boys and South Pacific are the third and fourth most popular shows (behind Wicked and the Christmas Spectacular). Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk makes a big leap from number ten to number seven with a 2.75 power score. Billy Elliot reenters the theater rankings at number nine, power score 2.26. And on Broadway, the top ticket sellers include Lion King (number five, 4.86), Mamma Mia! (number six, 2.93) and Phantom of the Opera (number eight, 2.34).

Bette Midler and Elton John have a huge lead in the Vegas rankings; Midler is number one with a 40.45 power score, followed by Elton John with a 23.14 power score. Cirque du Soleil: “O” holds the number three spot, power score 12.06. La Rêve leaps from number ten to number five (2.78), just ahead of Danny Gans (2.65). Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular closes out the Vegas top ten rankings with a 1.99 power score.

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 10/26/2008

1Tampa Bay Rays Tickets8.65
2Philadelphia Phillies Tickets7.72
3AC/DC Tickets6.34
4Wicked Tickets5.33
5Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets3.42
6The Eagles Tickets2.02
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.93
8Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.74
9Tina Turner Tickets1.54
10Madonna Tickets1.53

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

1AC/DC Tickets20.89
2The Eagles Tickets6.65
3Tina Turner Tickets5.06
4Madonna Tickets4.69
5Coldplay Tickets4.49
6Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets3.73
7Metallica Tickets3.06
8Vicente Fernandez Tickets2.94
9Phish Tickets2.33
10Neil Diamond Tickets2.29

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

1Tampa Bay Rays Tickets17.85
2Philadelphia Phillies Tickets15.94
3Dallas Cowboys Tickets3.60
4Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.55
5New York Giants Tickets2.35
6New England Patriots Tickets2.09
7Philadelphia Eagles Tickets1.91
8Texas Longhorns Tickets1.42
9Washington Redskins Tickets1.37
10New York Rangers Tickets1.31

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

1Wicked Tickets28.61
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets18.87
3Jersey Boys Tickets10.56
4South Pacific Tickets7.48
5Lion King Tickets5.07
6Mamma Mia! Tickets2.93
7Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets2.75
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.34
9Billy Elliot Tickets2.26
10Dirty Dancing Tickets1.89

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

1Wicked Tickets23.57
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets16.55
3South Pacific Tickets13.12
4Jersey Boys Tickets12.14
5Lion King Tickets4.86
6Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets4.83
7Mamma Mia! Tickets4.67
8Billy Elliot Tickets3.97
9Little Mermaid Tickets1.97
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.66

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

1Bette Midler Tickets40.45
2Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets23.14
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets12.06
4Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets3.87
5Le Rêve Tickets2.78
6Danny Gans Tickets2.65
7Jersey Boys Tickets2.26
8Criss Angel: Believe Tickets2.08
9Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets2.05
10Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.99