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

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets6.26
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets6.19
3The Eagles Tickets3.38
4AC/DC Tickets2.67
5Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets2.29
6Miami Dolphins Tickets2.24
7Jersey Boys Tickets2.16
8Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.72
9Lion King Tickets1.62
10SEC Championship Game Tickets1.60

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

     EventScore
1Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets18.16
2The Eagles Tickets9.74
3AC/DC Tickets7.49
4Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets6.47
5Jeff Dunham Tickets4.05
6Metallica Tickets2.95
7Coldplay Tickets2.70
8Céline Dion Tickets2.16
9Tina Turner Tickets2.05
10Madonna Tickets1.79

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

     EventScore
1Miami Dolphins Tickets5.62
2Dallas Cowboys Tickets4.32
3SEC Championship Game Tickets4.01
4Los Angeles Lakers Tickets3.88
5San Diego Chargers Tickets3.23
6Boston Celtics Tickets2.53
7New York Knicks Tickets2.40
8New York Giants Tickets2.19
9Arizona Cardinals Tickets1.80
10Tennessee Titans Tickets1.71
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets27.86
2Jersey Boys Tickets9.82
3Lion King Tickets7.38
4South Pacific Tickets6.92
5Phantom of the Opera Tickets5.43
6Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets4.59
7Billy Elliot Tickets4.31
8The Nutcracker Tickets2.44
9How the Grinch Stole Christmas Tickets1.92
10Cirque du Soleil: Corteo Tickets1.79

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets24.32
2South Pacific Tickets12.83
3Jersey Boys Tickets9.93
4Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets8.51
5Billy Elliot Tickets7.99
6Lion King Tickets6.95
7Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets3.10
8Mamma Mia! Tickets2.95
9Little Mermaid Tickets2.33
10In the Heights Tickets2.02

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 11/23/2008

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets43.12
2Cher Tickets21.64
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets9.88
4Jersey Boys Tickets4.50
5Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets3.88
6Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets3.22
7Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets2.65
8Cirque du Soleil: Mystère Tickets2.54
9Blue Man Group Tickets1.59
10Barry Manilow Tickets1.50