Super Bowl XLIII tickets had no trouble holding on to the number one spot overall (power score 15.65) in TicketNews’s Top Events Rankings for the week ending February 2. With a 4.76 power score, Wicked held on to number two and Fleetwood Mac held on to number three with a 4.42 power score. Fresh off the news of their summer reunion tour announcement, Phish enters the Top Combined Events rankings at number four, power score 3.80. Phish’s ticket sales are good enough to give them the lead over number-five duo of Elton John & Billy Joel (2.75) and Jersey Boys (1.89), who jump from their number ten position in the last rankings to number six. Britney Spears makes a strong showing at number seven (1.80). Il Divo makes the rankings at number eight (1.60), ahead of The Dead (1.54) who slipped to number nine from number five. Rounding out the overall top ten is Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, whose “Dream” tour kicks off April 1 in San Jose, CA.
The above concerts perform strongly in the Top Concert Events rankings, with Fleetwood Mac at number one. Other concerts that sold well according to TicketNews’s calculations: The Eagles (number eight, 3.44), Nickelback (number nine, 3.00), and Kenny Chesney (number ten, 2.88).
Right behind number-one Super Bowl XLIII (35.07) in the Top Sports Events rankings are the Boston Red Sox (2.80). The New York Knicks move from number eight to number three (2.79) in these rankings, and the upcoming Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton fight takes number four (2.70). The WWE (number five, 2.65) edges ahead of the Boston Celtics (number six, 2.31). Monster Jam Trucks and the AMA Supercross, which were in the top five in the last rankings, are now at numbers seven and eight, respectively. The Boston Bruins stay at number nine (1.45) and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500 stays at number ten (1.34).
Wicked and Jersey Boys still reign supreme in the Top Theater and Top Broadway Events rankings. In the theater rankings, Phantom of the Opera is the third bestselling show with a 6.73 power score. You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush is at number four (5.32) and South Pacific is at number five (5.31). Dirty Dancing moves up a spot to number nine (2.23) and Rent enters the rankings at number ten with a 1.63 power score.
In the Broadway rankings, Billy Elliot is moving enough tickets for number five (7.39). The Lion King is at number six (4.40) and Mamma Mia! is at number seven (3.29). In the Heights enters the Broadway rankings at number nine (1.47) and Shrek takes number ten (1.40).
The top Las Vegas show belongs to Cher (38.03); number two belongs to Bette Midler (19.01), and number three belongs to Elton John: The Red Piano (15.09). After a hiatus, Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: Love returns to the Vegas top ten at number three (4.89). Three more Cirque du Soleil shows make the Vegas top ten: Cirque du Soleil “O” (number five, 4.25), Cirque du Soleil: KÀ (number seven, 1.91), and Cirque du Soleil: Mystère (number ten, 1.33). Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular and Wayne Brady slip in at numbers six and nine.
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.