TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending November 23, and once again, Wicked rules in the Top Combined Events category,...

TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending November 23, and once again, Wicked rules in the Top Combined Events category, with a power score of 6.26. Just edged out of first is number two’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular, power scoring a 6.19. AC/DC drops down one to number four (2.67) this week, while, as Christmas season approaches, holiday favorite the Trans-Siberian Orchestra jumps up two to number five (2.29).

Among Top Concerts, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular tops the list for the third week running, with an impressive power score of 18.16. AC/DC and the Eagles switch places this week, with the Eagles in second and AC/DC now in third, power scoring a 9.74 and 7.49 respectively. Jeff Dunham makes an appearance in the top ten this week with a power score of 4.05, and Madonna (1.79) falls five slots to the number ten position.

NFL teams dominate the Top Sports Events rankings this week. The Miami Dolphins zoom up from last week’s number seven position to this week’s number one, power scoring a 5.62. They are followed by the Dallas Cowboys (4.32) in second place, the San Diego Chargers at number five (5.23), the New York Giants at number eight (2.19), the Arizona Cardinals at number nine (1.80), and the Tennessee Titans at number ten (1.71). The SEC Championship Game drops one number three, with a power score of 4.01. The Los Angeles Lakers stay strong in the number four position, power scoring a 3.88.

“Wicked” has a decisive lead on all competitors in this week’s Top Theater Events rankings, coming in with a power score of 27.86. Jersey Boys (9.82) at number two, “Lion King” (7.38) in third and South Pacific, (6.92) in fourth all remain strong finishers this week. “Phantom of the Opera” moves up two to number five (5.43), while Billy Elliot drops two to number seven (4.31). Holiday performances of “The Nutcracker” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” come in at numbers eight (2.44) and nine (1.92) respectively.

Among Top Broadway Events, “Wicked” holds a solid lead, with a power score of 24.32 this week. Irving Berlin’s White Christmas stays strong in the number seven position, power scoring a 3.10 this week. (7.99) Billy Elliot moves down one to the number five slot, and In the Heights makes its way back into the top ten for the first time since September, arriving at number ten with a power score of 2.02.

In Las Vegas, Bette Midler retains her number one position among all other shows, according to TicketNews Top Vegas Events rankings. Midler’s show power scores a 43.12 this week. Cirque du Soleil’s Vegas productions make a strong showing as well, with O coming in at number three (9.88), KA in at six (3.22) “The Beatles: LOVE” in at seven (2.65), and “Mystere” at eight (2.54). The Blue Man Group and Barry Manilow return to the top ten this week, finishing at number nine (1.59) and ten (1.50) respectively.

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 Combined Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 6.26
2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 6.19
3 The Eagles Tickets 3.38
4 AC/DC Tickets 2.67
5 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 2.29
6 Miami Dolphins Tickets 2.24
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.16
8 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.72
9 Lion King Tickets 1.62
10 SEC Championship Game Tickets 1.60

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

      Event Score
1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 18.16
2 The Eagles Tickets 9.74
3 AC/DC Tickets 7.49
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 6.47
5 Jeff Dunham Tickets 4.05
6 Metallica Tickets 2.95
7 Coldplay Tickets 2.70
8 Céline Dion Tickets 2.16
9 Tina Turner Tickets 2.05
10 Madonna Tickets 1.79

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

      Event Score
1 Miami Dolphins Tickets 5.62
2 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 4.32
3 SEC Championship Game Tickets 4.01
4 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 3.88
5 San Diego Chargers Tickets 3.23
6 Boston Celtics Tickets 2.53
7 New York Knicks Tickets 2.40
8 New York Giants Tickets 2.19
9 Arizona Cardinals Tickets 1.80
10 Tennessee Titans Tickets 1.71
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 27.86
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 9.82
3 Lion King Tickets 7.38
4 South Pacific Tickets 6.92
5 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 5.43
6 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 4.59
7 Billy Elliot Tickets 4.31
8 The Nutcracker Tickets 2.44
9 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Tickets 1.92
10 Cirque du Soleil: Corteo Tickets 1.79

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 24.32
2 South Pacific Tickets 12.83
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 9.93
4 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 8.51
5 Billy Elliot Tickets 7.99
6 Lion King Tickets 6.95
7 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets 3.10
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.95
9 Little Mermaid Tickets 2.33
10 In the Heights Tickets 2.02

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 43.12
2 Cher Tickets 21.64
3 Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets 9.88
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 4.50
5 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 3.88
6 Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets 3.22
7 Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets 2.65
8 Cirque du Soleil: Mystère Tickets 2.54
9 Blue Man Group Tickets 1.59
10 Barry Manilow Tickets 1.50

By Kelly McWilliams