Once again, Elton John & Billy Joel tickets outsold the competition, with sales good enough to give the event the number one spot (and...

Once again, Elton John & Billy Joel tickets outsold the competition, with sales good enough to give the event the number one spot (and a 7.04 power score) in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending March 1. In second is Wicked (5.15), the only non-concert event to make the overall top ten. Numbers three through ten read like a roster of popular upcoming music tours: Eric Clapton & Steven Winwood (3.46), Taylor Swift (3.22), and George Strait (2.71), who is touring to support his album “Troubador.” Britney Spears is still in the rankings, at number six (2.62) and Leonard Cohen reappears at number seven (2.16). Jimmy Buffett moves up to number eight (1.70) from number ten, while Kenny Chesney falls from number four to number nine (1.66). Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler make number ten (1.45).

Elton John & Billy Joel of course sit at the top of the Top Concert Events rankings with a 13.49 power score, with the above offerings following suit. Nickelback might not have made the overall top ten, but the band makes number ten (2.73) in the concert rankings.

The New York Yankees take the number one spot in the Top Sports Events rankings with a 4.37 power score. WWE tickets sold well enough for number two (3.51) and the Boston Red Sox make number three (3.34). The Los Angeles Lakers (number four, 2.50) pull ahead of the Chicago Cubs (number five, 2.46), who beat out the AMA Supercross (number six, 2.24). Basketballs teams occupy numbers seven and eight: New York Knicks (2.22) and Boston Celtics (2.21). Hockey’s Boston Bruins take number nine (1.88) and baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers take number ten (1.56).

Wicked is number one in both the theater and Broadway rankings. In Top Theater Events, Jersey BoysSouth Pacific is number three (5.94). Coming in at number four is Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America – A Final Night With George W Bush (4.81) and at number five is the Lion King (4.61). Billy Elliot ranks at number six (4.61), ahead of Phantom of the Opera (number seven, 2.99), and musicals Dirty Dancing (number eight, 2.90), Rent (number nine, 2.34), and West Side Story (number ten, 2.30).

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Mamma Mia! is still a Broadway favorite, ranking at number eight (3.38) in those rankings, followed by The Wizard of Oz (1.78). Shrek closes out the Broadway top ten (1.63).

In Vegas, Bette Midler takes number one (37.17) from Cher, who is number two (33.29). Danny Gans makes the leap to number three (7.84), ahead of Cirque du Soleil – O (number four, 3.88) and Elton John the Red Piano (number five. 3.69). Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love ranks at number six (1.91) and the Jersey Boys sit at number seven. Donny & Marie Osmond rank at number eight (1.52) and number nine belongs to Criss Angel: Believe (1.31). Coming in at number ten is Barry Manilow, power score 1.01.

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 3/01/2009

     EventScore
1Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets7.04
2Wicked Tickets5.15
3Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Tickets3.46
4Taylor Swift Tickets3.22
5George Strait Tickets2.71
6Britney Spears Tickets2.62
7Leonard Cohen Tickets2.16
8Jimmy Buffett Tickets1.70
9Kenny Chesney Tickets1.66
10Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets1.45

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/01/2009

     EventScore
1Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets13.49
2Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Tickets6.64
3Taylor Swift Tickets6.18
4George Strait Tickets5.20
5Britney Spears Tickets4.96
6Leonard Cohen Tickets4.12
7Jimmy Buffett Tickets3.26
8Kenny Chesney Tickets3.18
9Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.78
10Nickelback Tickets2.73

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/01/2009

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets4.37
2WWE Tickets3.51
3Boston Red Sox Tickets3.34
4Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.50
5Chicago Cubs Tickets2.46
6AMA Supercross Tickets2.24
7New York Knicks Tickets2.22
8Boston Celtics Tickets2.21
9Boston Bruins Tickets1.88
10Milwaukee Brewers Tickets1.56
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/01/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets37.18
2Jersey Boys Tickets9.13
3South Pacific Tickets5.94
4Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America – A Final Night With George W Bush Tickets4.81
5Lion King Tickets4.61
6Billy Elliot Tickets3.51
7Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.99
8Dirty Dancing Tickets2.90
9Rent Tickets2.34
10West Side Story Tickets2.30

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/01/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets33.28
2South Pacific Tickets11.49
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.39
4Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America – A Final Night With George W Bush Tickets9.30
5Billy Elliot Tickets6.72
6Lion King Tickets4.66
7West Side Story Tickets4.33
8Mamma Mia! Tickets3.38
9The Wizard of Oz Tickets1.78
10Shrek Tickets1.63

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/01/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets37.17
2Cher Tickets33.29
3Danny Gans Tickets7.84
4Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets3.88
5Elton John the Red Piano Tickets3.69
6Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.91
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.69
8Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.52
9Criss Angel: Believe Tickets1.31
10Barry Manilow Tickets1.01

Last Updated on May 22, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford