After two weeks spent in the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings, U2 slips in the rankings for the week ending...

After two weeks spent in the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings, U2 slips in the rankings for the week ending April 19, to number two (4.83), behind Wicked (4.83). AC/DC is back in the overall top ten, at number three (3.43), ahead of top events newcomers Aerosmith & ZZ Top (number four, 2.73). Baseball teams take numbers five and six: the New York Yankees are at number five (2.69) and the Boston Red Sox are at number six (2.28). In the last rankings, the Jonas Brothers were at number three, but now they’re at number seven (2.16). Kenny Chesney reappears in the top ten, at number eight (1.57), and Elton John & Billy Joel stay at number nine for the second week in a row. Football season may not have officially started yet, but the Dallas Cowboys sold enough pre-season tickets to give that team number ten (1.40).

The Top Sports Events rankings show the Yankees (7.97), Red Sox (6.66), and Cowboys (4.32) on top, with the NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Boston Bruins (four, 3.58), and the Chicago Cubs (five. 3.48) following. The WWE continues to make a strong showing in the sports top ten, ranking at number six with a 2.58 power score. Last Year’s Super Bowl champs, the Pittsburgh Steelers are in at number seven (2.26) and the New York Mets are number eight (2.22). The NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New York Rangers makes number nine (1.99) and the Denver Nugget’s first round playoff series makes number ten (1.97).

While the top six concert events mirror the top six concerts in the overall rankings, some concerts not ranked overall but still popular with ticket buyers and making the concert top ten: Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd (seven, 2.71), Dave Matthews Band (eight, 2.49), Metallica (nine, 2.47), and Britney Spears (ten, 2.35).

The theater top ten shows Wicked in a solid number one lead with a 38.33 power score. Jersey Boys trail in number two with a 9.40 power score, followed by West Side Story with a 6.38 power score. Andrea Bocelli is still moving tickets, as he ranks at number five, power score 4.24. Unique to the theater rankings are Phantom of the Opera (nine, 2.54) and Mary Poppins (ten, 1.89).

In the Broadway rankings, “Wicked” (28.47), “West Side Story” (11.72), and “Jersey Boys” (11.31) are one, two, and three. Lion King (six, 4.41) and Mamma Mia! (seven, 3.96) are still popular Broadway fare. Three Broadway exclusives make the top ten: Cirque du Soleil – Kooza (eight, 2.70), Hair (nine, 2.56), and God of Carnage (ten, 2.43).

Cher stays on top of the Vegas top ten with a 45.05 power score with Bette Midler following at number two (20.09). Cirque du Soleil – O is in at number three (4.81) after a brief hiatus from these rankings. Elton John the Red Piano comes in at number four (4.50), followed by Blue Man Group (five, 4.50), Danny Gans (six, 2.46), and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (2.16). Amazing Jonathan is number eight (2.13) while “Jersey Boys” falls to number nine from number four (2.00). Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity falls to number ten from number eight (1.79).

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 4/19/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.56
2U2 Tickets4.83
3AC/DC Tickets3.43
4Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets2.73
5New York Yankees Tickets2.69
6Boston Red Sox Tickets2.28
7Jonas Brothers Tickets2.16
8Kenny Chesney Tickets1.57
9Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets1.45
10Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.40

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 4/19/2009

     EventScore
1U2 Tickets9.66
2AC/DC Tickets6.84
3Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets5.46
4Jonas Brothers Tickets4.31
5Kenny Chesney Tickets3.15
6Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.91
7Kid Rock & Lynyrd Skynyrd Tickets2.71
8Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.49
9Metallica Tickets2.47
10Britney Spears Tickets2.35

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 4/19/2009

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets7.97
2Boston Red Sox Tickets6.66
3Dallas Cowboys Tickets4.32
4NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: Boston Bruins Tickets3.58
5Chicago Cubs Tickets3.48
6WWE Tickets2.58
7Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.26
8New York Mets Tickets2.22
9NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: New York Rangers Tickets1.99
10NBA Western Conference First Round Playoffs: Denver Nuggets Tickets1.97
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 4/19/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets38.33
2Jersey Boys Tickets9.40
3West Side Story Tickets6.38
4South Pacific Tickets5.54
5Andrea Bocelli Tickets4.24
6Billy Elliot Tickets3.78
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.56
8Lion King Tickets3.32
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.54
10Mary Poppins Tickets1.89

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 4/19/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets28.47
2West Side Story Tickets11.72
3Jersey Boys Tickets11.31
4South Pacific Tickets10.20
5Billy Elliot Tickets7.04
6Lion King Tickets4.41
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.96
8Cirque Du Soleil – Kooza Tickets2.70
9Hair Tickets2.56
10God of Carnage Tickets2.43

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 4/19/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets45.04
2Bette Midler Tickets20.09
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets4.81
4Elton John the Red Piano Tickets4.64
5Blue Man Group Tickets4.50
6Danny Gans Tickets2.46
7Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets2.16
8Amazing Johnathan Tickets2.13
9Jersey Boys Tickets2.00
10Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets1.79