“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending December 13, 2008” December 18, 2008 (Vernon, CT) – TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending December 13, 2008”

December 18, 2008 (Vernon, CT) – TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending December 13, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS
Live Nation, which fell from fourth to sixth place in the overall ranking this week, found itself on the defensive when Black Sabbath lead guitarist Anthony Iommi sued the company for alleged trademark infringement. Iommi claims that Live Nation subsidiary Signatures Network continued to sell Black Sabbath merchandise after its contract with the band expired in 2006.

In other news, number one overall Ticketmaster began to see its stock rise a bit this week, following weeks of disappointing numbers. The stock trades under the symbol TKTM, and earlier today it was still up over $6.20 per share.

The top three positions in the Top Overall Ticket Sellers rankings remained unchanged this past week with Ticketmaster, StubHub and TicketsNow holding onto their respective spots. Tickets.com was able to move back to number four, after jumping up from number six last week.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller


WE 12-13-08


WE 12-06-08


4 Week Avg

Rank


Power Score


Rank


Power Score


Rank


Power Score

Ticketmaster.com

1

47.67

1

50.46

1

47.78

StubHub.com

2

11.44

2

11.03

2

11.91

TicketsNow.com

3

8.33

3

7.91

3

8.09

Tickets.com

4

3.18

6

2.20

4.75

2.73

TicketLiquidator.com

5

2.87

5

2.27

4.75

2.74

LiveNation.com

6

2.83

4

2.58

5.5

2.70

CoasttoCoastTickets.com

7

1.40

7

1.53

7

1.55

RazorGator.com

8

1.20

9

1.13

8.5

1.15

TickCo.com

9

1.13

8

1.18

8.75

1.15

Justbuytickets.com

10

0.91

10

1.06

12

0.88

TicketCity.com

11

0.88

14

0.84

12.25

0.85

EventTicketsCenter.com

12

0.87

13

0.84

11.75

0.86

GoTickets.com

13

0.86

12

0.88

11

0.98

Vividseats.com

14

0.78

16

0.67

14.5

0.74

ABC Tickets.com

15

0.74

11

0.99

16.5

0.74

TicketWeb.com

16

0.71

15

0.67

16.5

0.69

TicketNetwork.com

17

0.67

17

0.64

20.75

0.57

TicketSpot.com

18

0.64

19

0.61

17.5

0.67

Telecharge.com

19

0.60

18

0.64

18

0.65

ETix.com

20

0.58

20

0.55

21.5

0.55


TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS
The top five secondary sellers held onto the same rankings from previous week with StubHub remaining the cream of the crop with a power score of 28.45. RazorGator and TickCo swapped positions at the five and six spots in the rankings, and TicketCity and EventTicketsCenter both climbed a couple of spots into the Top Ten.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller


WE 12-13-08


WE 12-06-08


4 Week Avg

Rank


Power Score


Rank


Power Score


Rank


Power Score

StubHub.com

1

28.45

1

28.76

1

29.36

TicketsNow.com

2

20.81

2

20.72

2

20.04

TicketLiquidator.com

3

7.05

3

5.81

3

6.64

CoasttoCoastTickets.com

4

3.38

4

3.78

4

3.67

RazorGator.com

5

2.88

6

2.75

5.5

2.71

TickCo.com

6

2.71

5

2.92

5.75

2.71

Justbuytickets.com

7

2.18

7

2.57

9

2.08

TicketCity.com

8

2.09

10

2.04

8.75

2.00

EventTicketsCenter.com

9

2.06

11

2.04

9.25

1.99

GoTickets.com

10

2.04

9

2.18

8

2.27

Vividseats.com

11

1.82

12

1.62

11

1.72

ABC Tickets.com

12

1.79

8

2.51

12.5

1.77

TicketSpot.com

13

1.52

14

1.46

13

1.54

TicketNetwork.com

14

1.51

13

1.53

16.25

1.30

BuyBetterTickets.com

15

1.35

16

1.06

14.25

1.41

Findticketsfast.com

16

1.32

18

0.92

18

1.03

JumboTickets.com

17

1.27

19

0.87

18.25

1.07

OnlineSeats.com

18

1.11

15

1.32

16.25

1.24

CheapPricedTickets.com

19

1.07

21

0.83

17.5

1.19

TicketSolutions.com

20

0.83

25

0.64

27

0.55


TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS
Ticketmaster continued its dominance with a huge lead among primary sellers, with a power score of 81.78 for the week. Tickets.com and Live Nation continued their dance of switching spots on the primary sellers list, and TicketsWest climbed a spot in the Top Ten.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS


Seller


WE 12-13-08


WE 12-06-08


4 Week Avg

Rank


Power Score


Rank


Power Score


Rank


Power Score

Ticketmaster.com

1

81.78

1

84.14

1

82.65

Tickets.com

2

5.32

3

3.59

2.25

4.61

LiveNation.com

3

4.63

2

4.09

2.75

4.44

TicketWeb.com

4

1.17

4

1.08

4.25

1.15

Telecharge.com

5

0.99

5

1.02

4.75

1.08

ETix.com

6

0.94

6

0.88

6

0.90

TicketsWest.com

7

0.72

8

0.48

7.75

0.57

Groovetickets.com

8

0.65

7

0.69

7.25

0.67

Brownpapertickets.com

9

0.42

9

0.45

9.75

0.39

SmithsTix.com

10

0.35

14

0.27

12.5

0.30


TicketNews.com is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews.com keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, onsales, and more. The content is updated daily, with original articles from ten TicketNews.com reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources, including comScore and Hitwise, are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a 24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique visitor).
Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.

About TicketNetwork
TicketNetwork is the leading source for event tickets and innovative technology solutions for both ticket buyers and sellers. With a comprehensive selection of more than $1B in real-time ticket inventory, TicketNetwork provides sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. TicketNetwork’s signature Point-of-Sale software powers real-time ticketing transactions for both B2B and B2C, making it the leading innovative software platform in the secondary ticketing industry. The company’s signature retail website, www.TicketNetwork.com, is both Payment Card Industry (PCI) and EVSSL-certified, making it the leading secure site for tickets in the secondary market. TicketNetwork has received awards for its technology, innovation, and business growth by Inc.500, Deloitte, and the CTC Tech Top 40. The company is a Ticket Software, LLC property and is parent company of: TicketLiquidator.com, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews, Ticket Summit, and TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale(TM) solutions. TicketNetwork was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information visit www.TicketNetwork.com.

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