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

1Wicked Tickets6.83
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets6.24
3AC/DC Tickets3.71
4The Eagles Tickets3.69
5Jersey Boys Tickets2.31
6Dancing with the Stars Tickets2.30
7Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets2.24
8Madonna Tickets1.87
9New York Giants Tickets1.86
10SEC Championship Game Tickets1.74

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

1Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets17.62
2AC/DC Tickets10.56
3The Eagles Tickets10.27
4Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets6.31
5Madonna Tickets4.01
6Coldplay Tickets3.11
7Céline Dion Tickets2.49
8Metallica Tickets2.37
9Tina Turner Tickets2.21
10Jonas Brothers Tickets1.48

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

1New York Giants Tickets4.83
2SEC Championship Game Tickets4.50
3Washington Redskins Tickets3.08
4Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.92
5New York Knicks Tickets2.90
6Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.76
7Miami Dolphins Tickets2.72
8Green Bay Packers Tickets2.45
9New England Patriots Tickets2.29
10Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.19

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

1Wicked Tickets31.46
2Jersey Boys Tickets10.74
3South Pacific Tickets6.80
4Lion King Tickets6.28
5Billy Elliot Tickets5.01
6Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets4.78
7Phantom of the Opera Tickets4.52
8How the Grinch Stole Christmas Tickets2.66
9The Nutcracker Tickets2.46
10Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets1.76

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

1Wicked Tickets29.15
2South Pacific Tickets12.24
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.27
4Billy Elliot Tickets9.02
5Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets8.61
6Lion King Tickets5.79
7Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Tickets3.17
8Little Mermaid Tickets2.73
9Mamma Mia! Tickets1.78
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.62

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 11/16/2008

1Bette Midler Tickets45.53
2Cher Tickets18.05
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets8.89
4Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets3.83
5Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets3.39
6Criss Angel: Believe Tickets3.01
7Jersey Boys Tickets2.83
8Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets1.85
9Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.70
10Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.48