“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending October 11, 2008.” Vernon, CT October 15, 2008 – This past week TicketsNow made...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending October 11, 2008.”

Vernon, CT October 15, 2008 – This past week TicketsNow made waves in the ticket industry when on October 8, tickets to home games of the New England Patriots were taken off of their site. The following day TicketNews learned that the Patriots, in an attempt to control the resale of its tickets, requested that TicketsNow remove the tickets from the company’s online exchange.

They were pleased that TicketsNow responded responsibly to a request to direct visitors seeking Patriots game tickets to club-authorized sites like Ticketmaster and Team Exchange, said Stacey James, New England Patriots team spokesperson.

Ticketmaster, which owns TicketsNow, maintained its hefty lead over all other primary and secondary ticket vendors with a power score of 47.65. TicketsNow itself finished the week with a power score of 7.43, leapfrogging Live Nation and moving to the number three position. StubHub remained in the number two position with a power score of 11.94.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 10-11-08 WE 10-04-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 47.65 1 44.62 1.00 45.16
StubHub.com 2 11.94 2 13.12 2.00 12.31
TicketsNow.com 3 7.43 4 6.70 3.50 7.33
LiveNation.com 4 4.00 3 6.83 3.50 6.60
TicketLiquidator.com 5 2.95 6 2.62 5.75 2.64
Tickets.com 6 2.37 5 2.90 5.25 2.96
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.41 7 1.62 7.00 1.44
RazorGator.com 8 1.29 8 1.35 8.25 1.26
TickCo.com 9 1.21 9 1.25 8.75 1.22
TicketWeb.com 10 1.08 13 0.86 11.25 0.92
TicketCity.com 11 1.05 12 0.87 12.75 0.84
GoTickets.com 12 0.94 11 0.90 11.25 0.89
Justbuytickets.com 13 0.94 10 0.99 12.25 0.88
ETix.com 14 0.80 18 0.60 16.75 0.66
TicketSpot.com 15 0.73 14 0.84 13.25 0.81
Vividseats.com 16 0.70 15 0.71 16.00 0.68
EventTicketsCenter.com 17 0.67 17 0.67 16.00 0.67
Telecharge.com 18 0.65 16 0.68 18.00 0.62
TicketNetwork.com 19 0.58 24 0.40 21.50 0.51
ABC Tickets.com 20 0.49 21 0.48 20.75 0.50

No other secondary ticket vendor was able to nudge StubHub from its perch at the top of the secondary ticket market sellers list; the company posted a power score of 30.52 this past week. The most notable change in the rankings was made by TicketNetwork.com, which moved up five spots going from number eighteen to number thirteen.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 10-11-08 WE 10-04-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 30.52 1 33.36 1.00 31.77
TicketsNow.com 2 19.02 2 16.90 2.00 18.86
TicketLiquidator.com 3 7.53 3 6.58 3.00 6.72
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 3.45 4 3.99 4.00 3.57
RazorGator.com 5 3.16 5 3.31 5.50 3.11
TickCo.com 6 2.97 6 3.05 5.50 3.03
TicketCity.com 7 2.54 9 2.11 8.75 2.05
Justbuytickets.com 8 2.28 7 2.36 8.50 2.12
GoTickets.com 9 2.22 8 2.18 8.00 2.16
TicketSpot.com 10 1.76 10 2.06 9.00 2.00
Vividseats.com 11 1.72 11 1.72 11.50 1.67
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.60 12 1.58 11.50 1.61
TicketNetwork.com 13 1.35 18 0.94 15.25 1.20
ABCTickets.com 14 1.15 15 1.11 14.75 1.18
OnlineSeats.com 15 1.12 17 1.08 16.75 1.10
BuyBetterTickets.com 16 1.10 13 1.24 13.50 1.36
OpenSeats.com 17 1.08 16 1.09 17.50 1.01
CheapPricedTickets.com 18 1.01 14 1.15 15.50 1.22
TicketTango.com 19 0.97 27 0.40 22.25 0.71
Findticketsfast.com 20 0.81 23 0.70 22.50 0.70

There are no noteworthy changes to report in the rankings among the primary sellers this week with Ticketmaster stretching its lead over other primary ticket sellers. ETix.com and Telecharge swapped fifth and sixth positions respectively. Comcasttix re-entered the top ten list this week, ranking last at number ten.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 10-11-08 WE 10-04-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 80.14 1 75.59 1.00 75.79
LiveNation.com 2 6.50 2 11.35 2.00 10.82
Tickets.com 3 3.84 3 4.75 3.00 4.80
TicketWeb.com 4 1.78 4 1.42 4.00 1.51
ETix.com 5 1.28 6 0.95 5.50 1.04
Telecharge.com 6 1.06 5 1.11 5.50 1.00
Groovetickets.com 7 0.59 7 0.52 7.25 0.54
TicketsWest.com 8 0.48 8 0.52 8.75 0.44
Brownpapertickets.com 9 0.43 9 0.48 9.25 0.43
Comcasttix.com 10 0.41 11 0.31 10.25 0.41

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 third 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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