“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending October 4, 2008.” Vernon, CT October 8, 2008 – As each week passes, Ticketmaster...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending October 4, 2008.”

Vernon, CT October 8, 2008 – As each week passes, Ticketmaster manages to keep itself in the news. This past week the ticketing giant won a ruling in its case against the Cleveland Cavaliers and the team’s partner Veritix (Flash Seats). The ruling prohibits the Cavs from using Flash Seats technology to resell tickets due to a prior agreement between the team and Ticketmaster. Following the decision, Veritix told TicketNews that their attorneys were looking into the possibility of an appeal.

StubHub came in at number two in the top overall sellers list this week despite having “technical errors” processing some orders. The company sent out an e-mail on Monday, October 6, to an unknown number of their large volume ticket sellers warning them of the issues. Spokesperson Sean Pate told TicketNews the problem was rectified by Monday afternoon.

Ticketmaster expanded its lead over the rest of the ticketing industry this past week posting a power score of 44.62. StubHub followed with a power score of 13.12. Live Nation and TicketsNow continue to battle for the number three position, with Live Nation holding on this week with a power score of 6.83.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE
10-04-08
WE 09-27-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 44.62 1 42.64 1.00 44.24
StubHub.com 2 13.12 2 12.07 2.00 12.29
LiveNation.com 3 6.83 3 10.03 3.25 7.55
TicketsNow.com 4 6.70 4 7.24 3.75 7.36
Tickets.com 5 2.90 5 3.34 5.00 3.25
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.62 6 2.31 6.00 2.54
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.62 7 1.35 7.00 1.46
RazorGator.com 8 1.35 8 1.15 8.50 1.23
TickCo.com 9 1.25 9 1.15 8.50 1.24
Justbuytickets.com 10 0.99 13 0.77 12.00 0.84
GoTickets.com 11 0.90 10 0.87 11.00 0.85
TicketCity.com 12 0.87 12 0.78 13.50 0.77
TicketWeb.com 13 0.86 11 0.86 11.25 0.90
TicketSpot.com 14 0.84 14 0.76 12.75 0.82
Vividseats.com 15 0.71 15 0.68 17.00 0.64
Telecharge.com 16 0.68 19 0.58 17.75 0.61
EventTicketsCenter.com 17 0.67 16 0.65 15.50 0.67
ETix.com 18 0.60 20 0.56 17.25 0.62
BuyBetterTickets.com 19 0.53 17 0.62 17.75 0.60
CheapPricedTickets.com 20 0.49 18 0.59 20.00 0.53

StubHub stayed on top of the rankings among secondary ticket sellers this past week with a power score of 33.36. TicketsNow, TicketLiquidator and CoasttoCoastTickets remained at numbers two through four with power scores of 16.90, 6.58 and 3.99, respectively.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE
10-04-08
WE 09-27-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 33.36 1 32.21 1.00 31.89
TicketsNow.com 2 16.90 2 19.20 2.00 19.00
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.58 3 6.03 3.00 6.49
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 3.99 4 3.42 4.00 3.65
RazorGator.com 5 3.31 6 2.91 5.75 3.05
TickCo.com 6 3.05 5 2.91 5.25 3.11
Justbuytickets.com 7 2.36 10 1.89 9.00 2.01
GoTickets.com 8 2.18 7 2.19 7.50 2.10
TicketCity.com 9 2.11 8 1.95 9.25 1.89
TicketSpot.com 10 2.06 9 1.94 8.50 2.04
Vividseats.com 11 1.72 11 1.69 12.25 1.56
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.58 12 1.59 11.25 1.60
BuyBetterTickets.com 13 1.24 13 1.54 12.50 1.44
CheapPricedTickets.com 14 1.15 14 1.47 14.75 1.27
ABCTickets.com 15 1.11 16 1.16 14.50 1.23
OpenSeats.com 16 1.09 17 1.10 17.75 1.00
OnlineSeats.com 17 1.08 18 1.07 17.25 1.10
TicketNetwork.com 18 0.94 15 1.24 16.00 1.14
SeatData.com 19 0.89 21 0.76 23.00 0.69
BarrysTickets.com 20 0.81 22 0.69 21.25 0.73

Not much change among the top primary sellers this week as numbers one through seven remain the same. The only change was Tix.com falling from its number eight spot down to number ten with a power score of 0.41.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE
10-04-08
WE 09-27-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 75.59 1 70.22 1.00 74.02
LiveNation.com 2 11.32 2 16.35 2.00 12.39
Tickets.com 3 4.75 3 5.37 3.00 5.29
TicketWeb.com 4 1.42 4 1.40 4.00 1.48
Telecharge.com 5 1.11 5 0.92 5.25 0.98
ETix.com 6 0.95 6 0.87 5.75 0.97
Groovetickets.com 7 0.52 7 0.50 7.50 0.55
TicketsWest.com 8 0.52 9 0.41 9.00 0.43
Brownpapertickets.com 9 0.48 10 0.38 9.50 0.42
Tix.com 10 0.41 8 0.48 10.25 0.37

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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