“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 27, 2008.” Vernon, CT October 1, 2008 – This past week, Ticketmaster’s first...

“TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending September 27, 2008.”

Vernon, CT October 1, 2008 – This past week, Ticketmaster’s first quarterly financial filing since being spun off from parent company IAC/InterActiveCorp on June 23rd, reported a 30 percent spike in revenues to $382.4 million for the quarter ending June 30, 2008, compared to the same period in 2007. Trading under the symbol TKTM, the data below does not reflect the recent impact of the Ticketmaster’s spin off to its stock price.

Ranking 12th on TicketNews’s Top Overall Sellers list was Ticket City, a company which also made news this past week. The Texas based company was handed a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general claiming that Ticket City defrauded a customer on an order worth several thousand dollars for tickets to the Beijing Olympics. The company told TicketNews that the lawsuit was without merit, but declined to comment further because the case is still pending.

Ticketmaster kept its huge lead over the rest of the ticket industry this past week with a power score of 42.31 and StubHub ranking second once again with a power score of 12.07. Live Nation had a strong week with a power score of 10.03, edging out TicketsNow for the third place position.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 09-27-08 WE 09-20-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 42.64 1 45.73 1.00 44.26
StubHub.com 2 12.07 2 12.13 2.00 11.89
LiveNation.com 3 10.03 4 5.52 3.50 7.56
TicketsNow.com 4 7.24 3 7.97 3.50 7.49
Tickets.com 5 3.34 5 3.22 5.00 3.50
TicketLiquidator.com 6 2.31 6 2.66 6.00 2.48
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.35 7 1.40 7.00 1.43
RazorGator.com 8 1.15 9 1.25 8.50 1.26
TickCo.com 9 1.15 8 1.29 8.50 1.27
GoTickets.com 10 0.87 12 0.84 11.00 0.85
TicketWeb.com 11 0.86 11 0.88 10.50 0.98
TicketCity.com 12 0.78 16 0.67 13.50 0.77
Justbuytickets.com 13 0.77 13 0.82 13.50 0.75
TicketSpot.com 14 0.76 10 0.91 12.50 0.81
Vividseats.com 15 0.68 18 0.64 16.75 0.64
EventTicketsCenter.com 16 0.65 14 0.70 16.00 0.65
BuyBetterTickets.com 17 0.62 17 0.64 16.75 0.66
CheapPricedTickets.com 18 0.59 21 0.53 20.00 0.54
Telecharge.com 19 0.58 19 0.56 19.25 0.55
ETix.com 20 0.56 15 0.68 17.00 0.62

The top six companies on TicketNews’s Top Secondary Sellers list remains the same for the second consecutive week. StubHub leads other secondary ticket vendors with a power score of 32.21 followed by TicketsNow at 19.20 and TicketLiquidator at 6.03.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-27-08 WE 09-20-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 32.21 1 30.99 1.00 31.16
TicketsNow.com 2 19.20 2 20.31 2.00 19.54
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.03 3 6.72 3.00 6.40
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 4 3.42 4 3.45 4.00 3.60
TickCo.com 5 2.91 5 3.19 5.25 3.20
RazorGator.com 6 2.91 6 3.08 5.75 3.16
GoTickets.com 7 2.19 8 2.04 7.25 2.10
TicketCity.com 8 1.95 11 1.61 9.00 1.91
TicketSpot.com 9 1.94 7 2.25 8.25 2.01
Justbuytickets.com 10 1.88 9 1.96 10.25 1.81
Vividseats.com 11 1.69 13 1.54 12.00 1.57
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.59 10 1.66 11.75 1.55
BuyBetterTickets.com 13 1.54 12 1.55 12.00 1.53
CheapPricedTickets.com 14 1.47 16 1.26 15.00 1.33
TicketNetwork.com 15 1.24 15 1.27 16.75 1.09
ABCTickets.com 16 1.16 14 1.29 15.00 1.22
OpenSeats.com 17 1.10 20 0.78 17.00 1.10
OnlineSeats.com 18 1.07 17 1.13 17.00 1.10
TicketTriangle.com 19 0.83 19 0.91 19.00 0.92
TicketZoom.com 20 0.79 23 0.64 20.25 0.80

In the Top Primary Sellers rankings list, the bottom of the list with numbers four through ten all changed from last week’s list. Telecharge jumped into the top five position this week with a power score of 0.92. Ticketmaster held onto a commanding lead in the market with a power score of 70.22.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 09-27-08 WE 09-20-08 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 70.22 1 77.20 1.00 73.58
LiveNation.com 2 16.35 2 9.07 2.00 12.34
Tickets.com 3 5.37 3 5.26 3.00 5.67
TicketWeb.com 4 1.40 4 1.45 4.00 1.60
Telecharge.com 5 0.92 6 0.90 5.50 0.88
ETix.com 6 0.87 5 1.07 5.50 0.97
Groovetickets.com 7 0.50 8 0.55 7.50 0.56
Tix.com 8 0.48 11 0.32 11.25 0.34
TicketsWest.com 9 0.41 10 0.35 9.25 0.40
Brownpapertickets.com 10 0.38 9 0.42 9.25 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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