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.