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

      Event Score
1 Tampa Bay Rays Tickets 8.65
2 Philadelphia Phillies Tickets 7.72
3 AC/DC Tickets 6.34
4 Wicked Tickets 5.33
5 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 3.42
6 The Eagles Tickets 2.02
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.93
8 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.74
9 Tina Turner Tickets 1.54
10 Madonna Tickets 1.53

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

      Event Score
1 AC/DC Tickets 20.89
2 The Eagles Tickets 6.65
3 Tina Turner Tickets 5.06
4 Madonna Tickets 4.69
5 Coldplay Tickets 4.49
6 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 3.73
7 Metallica Tickets 3.06
8 Vicente Fernandez Tickets 2.94
9 Phish Tickets 2.33
10 Neil Diamond Tickets 2.29

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

      Event Score
1 Tampa Bay Rays Tickets 17.85
2 Philadelphia Phillies Tickets 15.94
3 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 3.60
4 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 2.55
5 New York Giants Tickets 2.35
6 New England Patriots Tickets 2.09
7 Philadelphia Eagles Tickets 1.91
8 Texas Longhorns Tickets 1.42
9 Washington Redskins Tickets 1.37
10 New York Rangers Tickets 1.31
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 28.61
2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 18.87
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 10.56
4 South Pacific Tickets 7.48
5 Lion King Tickets 5.07
6 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.93
7 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 2.75
8 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.34
9 Billy Elliot Tickets 2.26
10 Dirty Dancing Tickets 1.89

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 23.57
2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 16.55
3 South Pacific Tickets 13.12
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 12.14
5 Lion King Tickets 4.86
6 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 4.83
7 Mamma Mia! Tickets 4.67
8 Billy Elliot Tickets 3.97
9 Little Mermaid Tickets 1.97
10 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 1.66

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 10/26/2008

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 40.45
2 Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets 23.14
3 Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets 12.06
4 Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets 3.87
5 Le Rêve Tickets 2.78
6 Danny Gans Tickets 2.65
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.26
8 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 2.08
9 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 2.05
10 Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 1.99