TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending January 25 are in and Super Bowl XLIII tickets sold well enough to bring the event a 22.05 power score and the number one spot in the Top Combined Events rankings. The Super Bowl has a hefty lead over number-two ranked Wicked, whose power score this week is 5.08. Overall, concerts are selling enough tickets to propel them into the top events rankings as well; some of these concerts include Fleetwood Mac (number three, 3.39), Elton John & Billy Joel (number four, 3.13), The Dead (number five, 2.07), the Eagles (number six, 1.95), and Britney Spears (number seven, 1.51). Jersey Boys tickets (number ten, 1.39) slipped in the overall rankings, but still managed to make the overall top ten.
The aforementioned concert events occupy numbers one through five in the Top Concert Events rankings. In at number six and new to the rankings are The Killers, who last week announced the spring round of their North American tour. With a 4.19 power score, the Killers edge ahead of Nickelback (number seven, 3.86) and Dave Matthews Band (number eight, 3.11). AC/DC, who at one point sat at the top of these rankings, is at number nine (2.71) and Rascal Flatts is at number ten (2.09).
With the end of football season near, the Boston Red Sox are in the Top Sports Events rankings at number two (2.88) behind the Super Bowl XLIII (number one, 43.21). Basketball’s Los Angeles Lakers come in at number three with a 2.57 power score. Motor sports feature prominently in this week’s sports rankings with AMA Supercross in at number four (2.57), Monster Jam Trucks in at number five (2.43), and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500 in at number ten (1.10).
“Wicked” and “Jersey Boys” are the top sellers in both the Top Theater and Top Broadway Events rankings. In the theater rankings Phantom of the Opera tickets come in at number three (7.03), while South Pacific (6.06) and Lion King (5.16) are at numbers four and five. Billy Elliot (3.71) dances ahead of Cirque du Soleil: Kooza (number eight, 2.38) and Mamma Mia! (number nine, 2.29). Dirty Dancing makes number ten with a 1.43 power score.
In the Top Broadway Events rankings South Pacific is at number three (13.21) while You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush ranks at number four (8.37). Ranked behind “Billy Elliot”, “Lion King”, “Mamma Mia!”, and “Phantom of the Opera” are Shrek (number nine, 1.89) and West Side Story (number ten, 1.39).
For the second week in a row, Cher (number one, 34.19) has outsold Bette Midler (number two, 24.88) in the Top Vegas Events rankings; Elton John: The Red Piano (13.41) outsells Cirque du Soleil: “O” (6.68) for the number three spot. Donny & Marie Osmond (3.49) sell enough tickets for number five and the sales advantage over Blue Man Group (number six, 3.28). Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular comes in at number seven (1.69) and Barry Manilow ranks at number eight (1.51). Closing out the Vegas top ten, at numbers nine and ten are La Rêve (1.34) and Criss Angel: Believe (1.32).
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.