TicketNews released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending January 3 and once again Wicked holds on to the number one spot...

TicketNews released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending January 3 and once again Wicked holds on to the number one spot in the Top Combined Events rankings with an 8.37 power score. But with the NFL Playoff kicking off this past week the next three positions went to NFL teams. Jersey Boys rounds out the top five with a 2.29 power score. Britney Spears (2.29) comes in behind the Jersey Boys and Elton John & Billy Joel tickets rank at number eight (2.17) in the Top Combined Events rankings.

The Top Concert Events rankings show Nickelback has the third bestselling concert with a 5.28 power score. The Eagles follow with a 4.80 power score, remaining ahead of the number five ranked AC/DC (4.58). Rapper Lil’ Wayne (4.05) comes in at number six, followed by crooner Céline Dion (3.80). Fleetwood Mac (3.08) and Bette Midler (2.86) rank at numbers nine and ten, respectively.

In the theater rankings, Wicked (38.60) and Jersey Boys (11.21) are numbers one and two, with South Pacific ranking at number three (7.13). The Lion King (5.61) and Billy Elliot (4.28) follow in numbers four and five. Two Cirque du Soleil shows make the theater top ten: Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk (number seven, 2.43) and Cirque du Soleil: “O” (number ten, 1.25). The top selling Broadway shows include Mamma Mia! (number seven, 2.86) and Shrek (number eight, 2.38). The Little Mermaid (1.92) and Mary Poppins (1.76) close out the Broadway top ten.

The AFC/NFC Wild Card Playoff games take the top three spots in the Top Sports Events Rankings and the upcoming NFC Divisional Playoffs: Carolina Panthers game ranks at number five (3.87). Number four belongs to the BCS National Championship Bowl (4.47) which features the Florida Gators and Oklahoma Sooners. The NBA’s New York Knicks (2.99) and Los Angeles Lakers (2.80) rank at numbers seven and eight. Coming in at numbers nine and ten were Monster Jam Trucks tickets (2.73) and AMA Supercross tickets (2.61), respectively.

Bette Midler tickets are still selling strongly, as she continues to hold on to the number one spot in the Top Vegas Events rankings with a 40.28 power score. Cher trails behind with an 18.68 power score. Cirque du Soleil: “O” (13.79) knocks Elton John: The Red Piano from the number three spot to number four. La Rêve ticket sales propelled the show to number five (4.27), ahead of Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE (2.83). Vegas’s Amazing Jonathan (1.14) makes number nine and Donny & Marie Osmond rank at number ten (0.84).

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.


Top Combined Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 8.37
2 AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Miami Dolphins Tickets 4.24
3 AFC Wild Card Playoffs: San Diego Chargers Tickets 2.95
4 NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings Tickets 2.48
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.29
6 Britney Spears Tickets 2.29
7 BCS National Championship Bowl Tickets 2.20
8 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets 2.17
9 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Carolina Panthers Tickets 1.91
10 NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Arizona Cardinals Tickets 1.54

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

      Event Score
1 Britney Spears Tickets 8.92
2 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets 8.45
3 Nickelback Tickets 5.28
4 The Eagles Tickets 4.80
5 AC/DC Tickets 4.58
6 Lil’ Wayne Tickets 4.05
7 Céline Dion Tickets 3.80
8 Jeff Dunham Tickets 3.16
9 Fleetwood Mac Tickets 3.08
10 Bette Midler Tickets 2.86

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

      Event Score
1 AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Miami Dolphins Tickets 8.60
2 AFC Wild Card Playoffs: San Diego Chargers Tickets 5.98
3 NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings Tickets 5.04
4 BCS National Championship Bowl Tickets 4.47
5 NFC Divisional Playoffs: Carolina Panthers Tickets 3.87
6 NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Arizona Cardinals Tickets 3.12
7 New York Knicks Tickets 2.99
8 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 2.80
9 Monster Jam Trucks Tickets 2.73
10 AMA Supercross Tickets 2.61
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 38.60
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 11.21
3 South Pacific Tickets 7.13
4 Lion King Tickets 5.61
5 Billy Elliot Tickets 4.28
6 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.32
7 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 2.43
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.86
9 Dirty Dancing Tickets 1.34
10 Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets 1.25

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 29.92
2 South Pacific Tickets 14.96
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 11.20
4 Billy Elliot Tickets 8.99
5 Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets 5.09
6 Lion King Tickets 4.90
7 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.86
8 Shrek Tickets 2.38
9 Little Mermaid Tickets 1.92
10 Mary Poppins Tickets 1.76

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 40.28
2 Cher Tickets 18.68
3 Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets 13.79
4 Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets 7.30
5 Le Rêve Tickets 4.27
6 Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets 2.83
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.89
8 Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets 1.69
9 Amazing Johnathan Tickets 1.14
10 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 0.84