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.