For the second week in a row, Jonas Brothers tickets take the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week...

For the second week in a row, Jonas Brothers tickets take the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending March 29. With a 16.24 power score, the pop stars beat out Wicked (4.80) and Elton John & Billy Joel (2.96) for the title of number one event overall. The New York Yankees make an impressive showing this week, coming in at number four (2.79) in the top events rankings. Tickets for U2’s upcoming national tour went on sale this past weekend and sales were good enough to give the band the number five spot (2.33). Jam band Phish was able to return to the rankings at number six (1.98). Britney Spears still makes the top ten at number seven (1.90), beating out Coldplay (eight, 1.56) and the Boston Red Sox (nine, 1.51). Andrea Bocelli makes number ten with a 1.33 power score.

In the concert rankings, the Jonas Brothers have a huge lead with a 28.56 power score; number two Elton John & Billy Joel have a 5.21 power score. Other popular concerts making the concert top ten: Dave Matthews Band (number seven, 1.94), Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd (eight, 1.90), Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (nine, 1.85), and Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel (ten, 1.80).

The Yankees and Red Sox of course take one and two in the sports rankings (power scores are 5.42 and 3.60, respectively). Number three still belongs to the WWE (3.12) and the Chicago Cubs stay at number four (2.22). The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Final Four – All Sessions Strip is a hot ticket—that event ranks at number five (2.17). The Cleveland Cavaliers (1.94) and Los Angeles Lakers (1.77) are numbers six and seven. The Chelsea FC is new to the rankings at number eight (1.70). The Boston Celtics (1.62) and New York Knicks (1.47) close out the sports top ten.

“Wicked” still reigns supreme in the theater rankings with a 33.53 power score. Andrea Bocelli trails behind with a 9.31 power score, followed by Jersey Boys (7.99) and West Side Story (5.84). Lion King (4.64) and South Pacific are still theater top sellers, and they rank at numbers five and six. Mary Poppins is at number ten with a 2.12 power score.

In the Broadway Top Events rankings, “Wicked” is also number one (31.67) followed by “West Side Story” (10.40). Billy Elliot is still selling tickets on Broadway, as that show is number five with a 7.19 power score. New to the Broadway rankings, at number seven, is God of Carnage (3.54). Mamma Mia! is number eight (3.48), followed by Andrea Bocelli (1.82) and Phantom of the Opera (1.74).

In the battle of Cher versus Bette Midler in the Vegas rankings, Cher wins this time with a 40.26 power score. Number two Bette Midler has a 22.71 power score. Elton John the Red Piano moves up from number six to number three (11.09). Numbers four through six belong to Cirque du Soleil shows: Cirque du Soleil – O (3.81), Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (2.83), and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (2.40). Le Rêve follows at number seven (2.29) followed by David Copperfield (eight, 1.75) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ. Jersey Boys are number ten with a 1.65 power score.

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 3/29/2009

     EventScore
1Jonas Brothers Tickets16.24
2Wicked Tickets4.80
3Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.96
4New York Yankees Tickets2.79
5U2 Tickets2.33
6Phish Tickets1.98
7Britney Spears Tickets1.90
8Coldplay Tickets1.56
9Boston Red Sox Tickets1.51
10Andrea Bocelli Tickets1.33

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 3/29/2009

     EventScore
1Jonas Brothers Tickets28.56
2Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets5.21
3U2 Tickets4.10
4Phish Tickets3.48
5Britney Spears Tickets3.34
6Coldplay Tickets2.74
7Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.94
8Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd Tickets1.90
9Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets1.85
10Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel Tickets1.80

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 3/29/2009

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets10.44
2Boston Red Sox Tickets5.67
3WWE Tickets3.78
4Chicago Cubs Tickets2.54
5NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament: Final Four – All Sessions Strip Tickets2.27
6Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets2.13
7Los Angeles Lakers Tickets1.83
8Chelsea FC Tickets1.69
9Boston Celtics Tickets1.63
10New York Knicks Tickets1.60
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 3/29/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets33.53
2Andrea Bocelli Tickets9.31
3Jersey Boys Tickets7.99
4West Side Story Tickets5.84
5Lion King Tickets4.64
6South Pacific Tickets4.43
7Billy Elliot Tickets3.93
8Mamma Mia! Tickets2.83
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.14
10Mary Poppins Tickets2.12

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 3/29/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets31.67
2West Side Story Tickets10.40
3Jersey Boys Tickets9.47
4South Pacific Tickets8.10
5Billy Elliot Tickets7.19
6Lion King Tickets5.65
7God of Carnage Tickets3.54
8Mamma Mia! Tickets3.48
9Andrea Bocelli Tickets1.82
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.74

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 3/29/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets40.26
2Bette Midler Tickets22.71
3Elton John the Red Piano Tickets11.09
4Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets3.81
5Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets2.83
6Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets2.45
7Le Reve Tickets2.29
8David Copperfield Tickets1.75
9Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.75
10Jersey Boys Tickets1.65