For the second week in a row, Wicked and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets are the top two sellers overall. In TicketNews’s exclusive events...

For the second week in a row, Wicked and Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets are the top two sellers overall. In TicketNews’s exclusive events rankings for the week ending November 16, the Christmas Spectacular, with a 6.24 power score, ranks close behind number one Wicked (6.83) in the Top Combined Events rankings. Number three belongs to AC/DC (3.71). The Eagles (number four, 3.69) pull ahead of Jersey Boys (number five, 2.31) and sales of tickets to the Dancing With the Stars 37-city tour, which begins December 17 in San Diego, propel the show to the number six spot, power score 2.30.

Top selling concerts belong to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, which ranks at number four with a 6.31 power score; Madonna, in at number five, power score 4.01; and number six Coldplay with a score of 3.11. Tickets to shows by Céline Dion and Tina Turner are still selling strong—they rank at numbers seven (2.49) and nine (2.21), respectively. Number eight belongs to Metallica (2.37).

The New York Giants dominate the Top Sports Events rankings with a 4.83 power score. SEC Championship Game tickets follow with a 4.50 power score. Basketball teams the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks are selling enough tickets for the numbers four and five spots. NFL teams close out the sports rankings and include the Dallas Cowboys (number six, 2.76), New England Patriots (number nine, 2.29), and the Pittsburgh Steelers (number ten. 2.19).

In the Top Theater Events rankings, a new Christmas show appears with How the Grinch Stole Christmas ranking at number nine, with a power score 2.66, ahead of fellow Christmas shows The Nutcracker (2.46) and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (1.76). Wicked still holds the top spot with a 31.56 power score.

On Broadway, South Pacific is still selling strong, good enough for the number two spot and a 12.24 power score. Billy Elliot comes in at number four (9.02) just ahead of Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk (8.61). Lion King ranks at number six (5.79) and Phantom of the Opera closes out the top ten with a 1.62 power score.

Bette Midler holds on to a solid number one lead in the Top Vegas Events rankings. Her power score is 45.53 as compared to number two Cher’s 18.05 power score. Cirque du Soleil shows, “O” (8.89) and The Beatles: LOVE (3.83) capture the number three and four spots. Elton John: The Red Piano ranks at number five (3.39) and Criss Angel: Believe at number six (3.01). Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular has the number ten spot, power score 1.48.

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 11/16/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 6.83
2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 6.24
3 AC/DC Tickets 3.71
4 The Eagles Tickets 3.69
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.31
6 Dancing with the Stars Tickets 2.30
7 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 2.24
8 Madonna Tickets 1.87
9 New York Giants Tickets 1.86
10 SEC Championship Game Tickets 1.74

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

      Event Score
1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 17.62
2 AC/DC Tickets 10.56
3 The Eagles Tickets 10.27
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 6.31
5 Madonna Tickets 4.01
6 Coldplay Tickets 3.11
7 Céline Dion Tickets 2.49
8 Metallica Tickets 2.37
9 Tina Turner Tickets 2.21
10 Jonas Brothers Tickets 1.48

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

      Event Score
1 New York Giants Tickets 4.83
2 SEC Championship Game Tickets 4.50
3 Washington Redskins Tickets 3.08
4 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 2.92
5 New York Knicks Tickets 2.90
6 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.76
7 Miami Dolphins Tickets 2.72
8 Green Bay Packers Tickets 2.45
9 New England Patriots Tickets 2.29
10 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 2.19
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 31.46
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 10.74
3 South Pacific Tickets 6.80
4 Lion King Tickets 6.28
5 Billy Elliot Tickets 5.01
6 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 4.78
7 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 4.52
8 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Tickets 2.66
9 The Nutcracker Tickets 2.46
10 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets 1.76

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 29.15
2 South Pacific Tickets 12.24
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 11.27
4 Billy Elliot Tickets 9.02
5 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 8.61
6 Lion King Tickets 5.79
7 Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets 3.17
8 Little Mermaid Tickets 2.73
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.78
10 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 1.62

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 45.53
2 Cher Tickets 18.05
3 Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets 8.89
4 Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets 3.83
5 Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets 3.39
6 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 3.01
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.83
8 Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets 1.85
9 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 1.70
10 Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 1.48