Radio City Music Hall maintains its hold on the rankings for two consecutive weeks, according to TicketNews’s exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, November 9. Dominating all competitors with a power score of 5.31, Radio City continues to enjoy brisk sales for holiday favorite, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, after a short spell of slow ticket sales.

For the first time since August, the Gershwin Theatre jumps ahead of Madison Square Garden in our rankings. With a power score of 3.74, the theater moves up two this week on strong sales for its hit musical Wicked, a show which continues to top TicketNews’s Top Broadway Events and Top Theater Events rankings week after week. As the Gershwin moves ahead, Madison Square Garden holds steady in the number three position this week.With a power score of 3.73, MSG keeps its top three placement on sales for top performers like AC/DC and Tina Turner, as well as Cirque Du Soleil’s production of “Wintuk”, and the new season of New York Knicks basketball.

Giants Stadium moves up one to land in the number four position this week. The home of the New York Jets and New York Giants power scores a 2.19. This week, TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, MA proves that it has staying power as it moves up two to number five. Power scoring a 1.78, the Garden is host to numerous strong sellers this season, including Tina Turner and Metallica.

New arrival the Georgia Dome makes its top ten debut in the number six position this week. The host to December’s SEC Championship Game power scores a 1.58. Also new to the rankings this week is number seven Reliant Stadium in Texas. The Stadium is experiencing strong sales for WWE Wrestlemania XXV, which hits at number nine this week on TicketNews’s Top Sports Events rankings. Reliant Stadium comes in with a power score of 1.54.

Next, the Virginia/August Wilson Theatre in New York City holds tight to the number eight position this week. The Broadway home to Jersey Boys power scores a 1.53 in this week’s rankings. Also holding steady is number nine Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. The Center can thank this repeat performance on robust sales for the current season of Los Angeles Lakers basketball, as well as for an upcoming performance by Celine Dion, who recently had to postpone three concert dates due to respiratory infection and inflamed vocal chords. The Center has a power score of 1.50 this week.

The Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center drops four to the number ten slot this week. The theater, host to the wildly popular revival of South Pacific, power scores a 1.47 this week.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales for venues from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. A Power Score illustrates a given venue’s category-specific significance. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales for a venue, and total ticket sales within the category. As such, power scores should only be used to compare venues within a particular category.

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Top Venues

Week Ending 11/09/2008
      Venue Score
1 Radio City Music Hall Tickets 5.31
2 Gershwin Theatre Tickets 3.74
3 Madison Square Garden Tickets 3.73
4 Giants Stadium Tickets 2.19
5 TD Banknorth Garden Tickets 1.78
6 Georgia Dome Tickets 1.58
7 Reliant Stadium Tickets 1.54
8 Virginia/August Wilson Theatre Tickets 1.53
9 Staples Center Tickets 1.50
10 Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center Tickets 1.47
11 Texas Stadium Tickets 1.24
12 Dolphin Stadium Tickets 1.24
13 Wachovia Center Tickets 1.22
14 Toyota Center Tickets 1.18
15 Gillette Stadium Tickets 1.18
16 MGM Grand Garden Arena Tickets 1.14
17 Pepsi Center Tickets 1.12
18 WaMu Theater Tickets 1.08
19 Pantages Theatre, CA Tickets 0.99
20 American Airlines Center Tickets 0.98