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.