“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending March 28, 2009” April 1, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – As Ticketmaster continues its battle to...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending March 28, 2009”

April 1, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – As Ticketmaster continues its battle to have its proposed merger with rival Live Nation ratified by the federal government, the company announced that Sean Moriarty has resigned as its president and CEO. According to TicketNews, the resignation came on March 24th but was not announced until nearly a week later on March 30th. In addition to resigning as president and CEO, he also resigned from the company’s Board of Directors.

On the heels of Moriarty’s resignation, Ticketmaster continues its efforts to improve its image in the eyes of the federal government by attempting to ban the pre-sales of tickets. According to TicketNews, by prohibiting presales, Ticketmaster would potentially have a competitive advantage over ticket brokers because only the company and the artist would know how many tickets will be made available for sale for any given concert. Traditionally, large blocks of tickets are withheld for most shows by artists and promoters.


There was little movement in the top ten of the Overall Top Sellers Rankings this week with only Ticket Web and ETix swapping ninth and tenth positions. Ticketmaster continued its dominance in the top position with a power score of 37.23. StubHub! and TicketsNow round out the top three.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 03-28-09 WE 03-21-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 37.23 1 36.64 1 36.73
StubHub.com 2 14.84 2 15.06 2 14.89
TicketsNow.com 3 6.68 3 6.65 3 6.61
LiveNation.com 4 5.54 4 5.46 4 5.40
TicketLiquidator.com 5 3.08 5 3.25 5.5 3.23
TicketCity.com 6 2.89 6 2.86 5.5 3.12
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 7 1.61 7 1.67 7 1.65
Telecharge.com 8 1.50 8 1.51 8 1.53
TicketWeb.com 9 1.48 10 1.44 9.25 1.48
ETix.com 10 1.40 9 1.50 9.75 1.40
TickCo.com 11 1.21 11 1.32 11 1.26
RazorGator.com 12 1.19 14 1.15 13 1.18
Tickets.com 13 1.14 12 1.18 12.25 1.20
GoTickets.com 14 1.07 13 1.15 14 1.10
BrownPaperTickets.com 15 1.05 15 1.03 14.75 1.06
Vividseats.com 16 0.85 16 0.87 16.25 0.84
EventTicketsCenter.com 17 0.78 17 0.68 17 0.73
BuyBetterTickets.com 18 0.63 19 0.58 18.75 0.62
FindTicketsFast.com 19 0.59 20 0.53 21.75 0.57
TicketSpot.com 20 0.58 18 0.60 18.5 0.64

Position holders one through five on the Top Secondary Sellers Rankings remained the same this week with StubHub! remaining in first position with a power score of 28.88. Razor Gator was able to move up two spots from number eight to six with a power score of 2.73.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 03-28-09 WE 03-21-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 28.88 1 29.03 1 28.72
TicketsNow.com 2 13.28 2 13.10 2 13.04
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.37 3 6.66 3 6.63
TicketCity.com 4 5.90 4 5.74 4 6.23
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 3.50 5 3.63 5 3.57
RazorGator.com 6 2.73 8 2.61 7 2.66
TickCo.com 7 2.69 6 2.94 6.25 2.79
GoTickets.com 8 2.51 7 2.69 7.75 2.54
Vividseats.com 9 1.95 9 2.03 9.25 1.94
EventTicketsCenter.com 10 1.88 10 1.61 10 1.75
BuyBetterTickets.com 11 1.46 12 1.32 12.75 1.43
TicketSpot.com 12 1.41 11 1.45 11.25 1.56
JumboTickets.com 13 1.34 16 1.23 14.25 1.35
TicketTango.com 14 1.31 13 1.30 13 1.40
FindTicketsFast.com 15 1.30 17 1.18 16.25 1.28
TicketNetwork.com 16 1.29 15 1.25 14.25 1.35
OnlineSeats.com 17 1.28 14 1.28 16 1.28
ABCTickets.com 18 1.02 18 1.13 19 1.06
TicketsZoom.com 19 1.01 19 1.02 19.25 1.04
CheapPricedTickets.com 20 1.00 21 0.98 19.5 1.05

After moving into the top three position in the Top Primary Sellers Rankings last week, ETix reverted to number five with a power score of 2.69. Ticketmaster maintained its lead over the primary market this week, garnering a power score of 68.79.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 03-28-09 WE 03-21-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 68.79 1 68.30 1 68.40
LiveNation.com 2 10.46 2 10.40 2 10.29
Telecharge.com 3 2.77 4 2.82 3.25 2.86
TicketWeb.com 4 2.75 5 2.71 4.25 2.77
ETix.com 5 2.69 3 2.89 4.5 2.71
Tickets.com 6 2.29 6 2.38 6 2.42
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.95 7 1.94 7 1.98
Wantickets.com 8 0.96 8 0.95 8 1.00
Comcasttix.com 9 0.75 9 0.86 9 0.84
Tix.com 10 0.68 10 0.67 10 0.72

TicketNews.com is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews.com keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, onsales, and more. The content is updated daily, with original articles from ten TicketNews.com reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources, including comScore and Hitwise, are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a 24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.
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