TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events for the week ending November 9 show that ticket buyers are already thinking about their Christmas entertainment and made Radio...

TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events for the week ending November 9 show that ticket buyers are already thinking about their Christmas entertainment and made Radio City Christmas Spectacular the second bestselling event overall with a 6.01 power score. The Christmas show only trails the musical Wicked which has a power score of 6.79. In the theater rankings, The Nutcracker appears at number ten, power score 1.87. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas ranks at number eight in the Top Broadway Events rankings, power score 2.71.

Other overall bestsellers include AC/DC, number three in the Top Combined Events rankings with a 4.01 power score; the Eagles, who leap from the previously held number ten position to number five (2.21); and the Lion King, which closes out the overall top ten with a 1.46 power score.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra has one of the bestselling concerts according to the Top Concert Events rankings. They rank at number four, power score 5.95, with Madonna (number five, 5.45) and Coldplay (number six, 3.71) following. Numbers eight, nine, and ten belong to divas Tina Turner (2.94), Céline Dion (2.40), and Bette Midler (1.80).

In the sports rankings, the New England Patriots reign supreme with a 3.58 power score. Basketball pulls ahead in the sports rankings with the LA Lakers ranked at number two, power score 3.42 and the New York Knicks ranked at number eight, power score 2.77. Popular NFL teams among ticket buyers are the New York Giants (number three, 3.32), Philadelphia Eagles (number four, 3.26), and Minnesota Vikings (number five, 3.04). Noticeably, the Dallas Cowboys slip in the rankings to number seven, power score 2.77. The SEC Championship Game ranks at number six (2.80); WWE Wrestlemania XXV at number nine (2.66).

Jersey Boys is the second most popular show (behind “Wicked”) in both the theater and Broadway rankings. Mamma Mia! ranks higher in the Broadway rankings (number seven, 2.91) than in the theater rankings (number nine, 2.27), as does Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk (number four in Broadway rankings, 8.41; number five in theater rankings, 4.89). The Little Mermaid appears in the Broadway rankings (but not in the theater rankings) at number nine, power score 2.55. Dirty Dancing, which isn’t in the Broadway rankings, appears in the theater rankings at number eight, power score 2.50.

Bette Midler is still number one in Vegas with a 48.60 power score. Cher comes in behind Midler (12.76), followed by Elton John (8.13). Criss Angel: Believe, previously ranked at number ten, now ranks at number six, power score 4.20. Cirque du Soleil: “O” slips from number two to number five (4.57). Donny & Marie Osmond close out the Vegas top ten with a 1.43 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.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 11/09/2008

1Wicked Tickets6.79
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets6.01
3AC/DC Tickets4.01
4Jersey Boys Tickets2.52
5The Eagles Tickets2.21
6Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets2.05
7Madonna Tickets1.95
8New England Patriots Tickets1.52
9Coldplay Tickets1.50
10Lion King Tickets1.46

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 11/09/2008

1Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets17.86
2AC/DC Tickets11.38
3The Eagles Tickets6.15
4Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets5.95
5Madonna Tickets5.45
6Coldplay Tickets3.71
7Metallica Tickets3.07
8Tina Turner Tickets2.94
9Céline Dion Tickets2.40
10Bette Midler Tickets1.80

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 11/09/2008

1New England Patriots Tickets3.58
2Los Angeles Lakers Tickets3.42
3New York Giants Tickets3.32
4Philadelphia Eagles Tickets3.26
5Minnesota Vikings Tickets3.04
6SEC Championship Game Tickets2.80
7Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.77
8New York Knicks Tickets2.77
9WWE Wrestlemania XXV Tickets2.66
10New York Jets Tickets2.31

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 11/09/2008

1Wicked Tickets32.61
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.46
3Lion King Tickets7.12
4South Pacific Tickets6.98
5Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets4.89
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.92
7Billy Elliot Tickets2.92
8Dirty Dancing Tickets2.50
9Mamma Mia! Tickets2.27
10The Nutcracker Tickets1.87

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 11/09/2008

1Wicked Tickets30.53
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.44
3South Pacific Tickets12.01
4Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets8.41
5Lion King Tickets6.37
6Billy Elliot Tickets5.02
7Mamma Mia! Tickets2.91
8Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets2.71
9Little Mermaid Tickets2.55
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.39

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 11/09/2008

1Bette Midler Tickets48.60
2Cher Tickets12.76
3Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets8.13
4Jersey Boys Tickets5.66
5Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets4.57
6Criss Angel: Believe Tickets4.20
7Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets4.07
8Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets2.71
9Blue Man Group Tickets1.92
10Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.43