American Idols Live retakes the top spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 24. With a 6.13 power score,...

American Idols Live retakes the top spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 24. With a 6.13 power score, the event beats out Wicked (5.68) for number one overall.

Tickets for the NBA Western Conference Finals with the Denver Nuggets are selling well, enough to put that event at number three (4.32). Baseball’s Boston Red Sox (four, 3.31) and New York Yankees (five, 3.24) beat out the NBA Eastern Conference Finals with the Orlando Magic, as that event is number six (2.52). Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler break back into the overall top ten at number seven (2.16), ahead of the ever popular Jersey Boys (eight, 1.75). It looks like Los Angeles Lakers fans aren’t snatching up tickets for the Western Conference Finals the way Nuggets fans are; the Lakers rank at number nine (1.52). The Chicago Cubs make a good showing in these rankings, leaping from their previous number seventeen to number ten (1.49).

Baseball takes one and two in the Top Sports Events rankings, with the Red Sox at one (9.64) and the Yankees at two (9.44). NBA Conference finals takes numbers three through seven, with the Nuggets on top (8.62) and the Cleveland Cavaliers coming in at number seven (3.92). The NHL Western Conference Finals co-starring the Chicago Blackhawks is number eight (3.27). Two new events break into the top ten: the UFC 100 (nine, 3.01) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (ten, 2.43).

Besides American Idols Live and Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler, other popular concerts include Kenny Chesney (three, 3.09), U2 (four, 2.85), the Jonas Brothers (five, 2.80), and Coldplay (six, 2.78). AC/DC is back at number seven (2.63) and fellow rockers Aerosmith & ZZ Top follow in number eight (2.48). Green Day slips to number nine (2.46), from number three and George Strait stays at number ten (2.43).

The familiar theater trifecta still dominates the Top Theater rankings: “Wicked” (38.52), “Jersey Boys” (11.87), and Billy Elliot (5.40). West Side Story continues to sell tickets (four, 5.12), as does Lion King (five, 4.07) and Mary Poppins (six, 3.87). Opera star Andrea Bocelli is number seven (3.27). South Pacific has slipped in the rankings in the past few months and that show is number nine in these rankings (2.39). At number ten is Dirty Dancing (2.21).

The news in the Broadway rankings is similar, with the top five events matching the top five events in the theater rankings. Not ranked in the theater top ten but in the Broadway top ten: Mamma Mia!, at number seven (3.10). God of Carnage follows (2.56). Phantom of the Opera is number nine (1.86), and Hair is ten (1.83).

The Vegas rankings show that Bette Midler has stolen Cher’s thunder: Bette’s 62.31 power score is considerably larger than Cher’s 32.11 power score. Cirque du Soleil – O stays at number three (8.97). Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular comes back in the Vegas top ten, at number five (2.16). Le Reve (2.02) beats out Jay Leno (1.75) who beats out Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (1.03) and Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (0.76). Carrot Top closes out the Vegas top ten with a 0.69 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 5/24/2009

1American Idols Live Tickets6.13
2Wicked Tickets5.68
3NBA Western Conference Finals: Denver Nuggets Tickets4.32
4Boston Red Sox Tickets3.31
5New York Yankees Tickets3.24
6Orlando Magic Tickets2.52
7Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.16
8Jersey Boys Tickets1.75
9NBA Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets1.52
10Chicago Cubs Tickets1.49

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/24/2009

1American Idols Live Tickets12.81
2Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets4.51
3Kenny Chesney Tickets3.09
4U2 Tickets2.85
5Jonas Brothers Tickets2.80
6Coldplay Tickets2.78
7AC/DC Tickets2.63
8Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets2.48
9Green Day Tickets2.46
10George Strait Tickets2.43

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/24/2009

1Boston Red Sox Tickets9.64
2New York Yankees Tickets9.44
3NBA Western Conference Finals: Denver Nuggets Tickets8.62
4NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets7.35
5NBA Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets4.43
6Chicago Cubs Tickets4.28
7NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets3.92
8NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks Tickets3.27
9UFC 100 Tickets3.01
10Floyd Mayweather Jr. Tickets2.43

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/24/2009

1Wicked Tickets38.52
2Jersey Boys Tickets11.87
3Billy Elliot Tickets5.40
4West Side Story Tickets5.12
5Lion King Tickets4.07
6Mary Poppins Tickets3.87
7Andrea Bocelli Tickets3.27
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.51
9South Pacific Tickets2.39
10Dirty Dancing Tickets2.21

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/24/2009

1Wicked Tickets32.41
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.52
3Billy Elliot Tickets10.96
4West Side Story Tickets10.18
5Lion King Tickets6.27
6South Pacific Tickets4.60
7Mamma Mia! Tickets3.10
8God of Carnage Tickets2.56
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.86
10Hair Tickets1.83

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/24/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets62.31
2Cher Tickets32.11
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets1.67
4Jersey Boys Tickets0.83
5Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets2.16
6Le Reve Tickets2.02
7Jay Leno Tickets1.75
8Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.03
9Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets0.76
10Carrot Top Tickets0.69

Last Updated on May 27, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford