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

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets8.37
2AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Miami Dolphins Tickets4.24
3AFC Wild Card Playoffs: San Diego Chargers Tickets2.95
4NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings Tickets2.48
5Jersey Boys Tickets2.29
6Britney Spears Tickets2.29
7BCS National Championship Bowl Tickets2.20
8Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.17
9NFC Divisional Playoffs: Carolina Panthers Tickets1.91
10NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Arizona Cardinals Tickets1.54

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

     EventScore
1Britney Spears Tickets8.92
2Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets8.45
3Nickelback Tickets5.28
4The Eagles Tickets4.80
5AC/DC Tickets4.58
6Lil’ Wayne Tickets4.05
7Céline Dion Tickets3.80
8Jeff Dunham Tickets3.16
9Fleetwood Mac Tickets3.08
10Bette Midler Tickets2.86

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

     EventScore
1AFC Wild Card Playoffs: Miami Dolphins Tickets8.60
2AFC Wild Card Playoffs: San Diego Chargers Tickets5.98
3NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Minnesota Vikings Tickets5.04
4BCS National Championship Bowl Tickets4.47
5NFC Divisional Playoffs: Carolina Panthers Tickets3.87
6NFC Wild Card Playoffs: Arizona Cardinals Tickets3.12
7New York Knicks Tickets2.99
8Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.80
9Monster Jam Trucks Tickets2.73
10AMA Supercross Tickets2.61
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets38.60
2Jersey Boys Tickets11.21
3South Pacific Tickets7.13
4Lion King Tickets5.61
5Billy Elliot Tickets4.28
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.32
7Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets2.43
8Mamma Mia! Tickets1.86
9Dirty Dancing Tickets1.34
10Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets1.25

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets29.92
2South Pacific Tickets14.96
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.20
4Billy Elliot Tickets8.99
5Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk Tickets5.09
6Lion King Tickets4.90
7Mamma Mia! Tickets2.86
8Shrek Tickets2.38
9Little Mermaid Tickets1.92
10Mary Poppins Tickets1.76

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 01/04/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets40.28
2Cher Tickets18.68
3Cirque du Soleil: “O” Tickets13.79
4Elton John: The Red Piano Tickets7.30
5Le Rêve Tickets4.27
6Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE Tickets2.83
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.89
8Cirque du Soleil: KÀ Tickets1.69
9Amazing Johnathan Tickets1.14
10Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets0.84

Last Updated on May 22, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford