TicketNews today released its exclusive top event rankings for the week ending December 21 and once again Wicked (8.62) and Britney Spears (2.90) dominate...

TicketNews today released its exclusive top event rankings for the week ending December 21 and once again Wicked (8.62) and Britney Spears (2.90) dominate the Top Combined Events rankings. With Christmas only a few days away, ticket buyers gave the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2.89) the number three spot. Theatre’s Jersey Boys follows with a 2.82 power score. AC/DC reenters the overall top ten at number eight (1.84), just ahead of another theatre show, the Lion King (1.68). Fleetwood Mac breaks into the top events rankings at number ten, power score 1.61.

According to these rankings the top concert, of course, belongs to Britney (8.62), but Elton John & Billy Joel also have a popular ticket that sees them at number three (7.12). The Eagles are at number four with a 6.77 power score. Nickelback slipped from number five to number seven (4.65) but still pulls ahead of Trans-Siberian Orchestra (3.76). Celtic Woman appears in these rankings for the first time, at number nine (3.20), just ahead of rapper Lil’ Wayne (3.01).

The BSC National Championship Bowl still ranks number one in the Top Sports Events rankings. The NBA’s Boston Celtics (4.31) and Los Angeles Lakers (3.60) rank at numbers two and three. The Dallas Cowboys slip to number four (3.17) and the Minnesota Vikings are back in the rankings at number five (2.47). The Cleveland Cavaliers make their debut at number right (2.23). After a brief hiatus, the New York Knicks (number nine, 2.14) and New York Rangers (number ten, 1.94) see themselves in the sports top ten again.

“Wicked” and “Jersey Boys” reign supreme in both the Top Broadway and Theatre Events rankings. The Phantom of the Opera proves itself a popular theatre show by ranking at number four (6.06) in the Top Theatre Events rankings. Other popular theatre shows include South Pacific (number five, 4.14), Dirty Dancing (number eight, 3.00), and Billy Elliot (number nine, 2.53). Top selling Broadway shows include Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk (number four, 7.76), Mamma Mia! (number seven, 3.42), and Shrek (number nine, 2.51).

Bette Midler has Las Vegas’s top selling show and a 56.21 power score. Cher follows with a 15.76 power score. Cirque du Soleil: “O” (7.22) knocks Elton John: The Red Piano from the number three spot; he now sits at number four (6.27). David Copperfield leaps from number ten to number five (2.65). Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular ranks at number seven (1.12) and Donny & Marie Osmond are at number right (1.00). Cirque du Soleil: KÀ close out the Vegas top ten with a .66 power score.

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 12/21/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets8.62
2Britney Spears Tickets2.90
3Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets2.89
4Jersey Boys Tickets2.82
5Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.40
6The Eagles Tickets2.28
7BCS National Championship Bowl Tickets1.95
8AC/DC Tickets1.84
9Lion King Tickets1.68
10Fleetwood Mac Tickets1.61

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 12/21/2008

     EventScore
1Britney Spears Tickets8.62
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets7.99
3Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets7.12
4The Eagles Tickets6.77
5AC/DC Tickets5.46
6Fleetwood Mac Tickets4.79
7Nickelback Tickets4.65
8Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets3.76
9Celtic Woman Tickets3.20
10Lil’ Wayne Tickets3.01

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 12/21/2008

     EventScore
1BCS National Championship Bowl Tickets5.24
2Boston Celtics Tickets4.31
3Los Angeles Lakers Tickets3.60
4Dallas Cowboys Tickets3.17
5Minnesota Vikings Tickets2.47
6Boston Bruins Tickets2.35
7WWE Tickets2.31
8Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets2.23
9New York Knicks Tickets2.14
10New York Rangers Tickets1.94
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 12/21/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets33.27
2Jersey Boys Tickets10.98
3Lion King Tickets6.48
4Phantom of the Opera Tickets6.06
5South Pacific Tickets4.14
6The Nutcracker Tickets3.67
7Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets3.21
8Dirty Dancing Tickets3.00
9Billy Elliot Tickets2.53
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.72

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 12/21/2008

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets23.89
2Jersey Boys Tickets13.10
3South Pacific Tickets10.00
4Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets7.76
5Lion King Tickets6.30
6Billy Elliot Tickets6.10
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.42
8La Bohème Tickets2.78
9Shrek Tickets2.51
10Little Mermaid Tickets2.43

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 12/21/2008

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets56.21
2Cher Tickets15.76
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets7.22
4Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets6.27
5David Copperfield Tickets2.65
6Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets2.24
7Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.13
8Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.00
9Jersey Boys Tickets0.93
10Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets0.66