TicketNews released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 11, and American Idols Live ticket sales gave that event the number...

TicketNews released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 11, and American Idols Live ticket sales gave that event the number one spot in the overall top ten and a 7.18 power score. In second place is Wicked with a 6.70 power score. Sports events are still making overall the top ten, and these rankings show the Boston Red Sox at number three overall (2.08), the NBA Western Conference Semifinals game with the Houston Rockets at number four (1.91), and the New York Yankees at number five (1.80). Theater’s Jersey Boys make number six (1.78). Top concerts continue to sell tickets, including Elton John & Billy Joel (seven, 1.53), Aerosmith & ZZ Top (eight, 1.48), Kenny Chesney (nine, 1.41), and U2 (ten, 1.34).

The concert top ten show Jonas Brothers behind the above concerts, at number six in with a 2.36 power score. Dave Matthews Band follows with a 2.29 power score. Coldplay reenters the Top Concert Event rankings at number eight (2.13), as do Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at number ten (1.84). Fleetwood Mac is number nine, power score 1.86.

In the sports rankings, the Red Sox, Yankees, and Rockets have the lead, followed by the Chicago Cubs (4.80). NBA playoff games rank highly: the NBA Western Conference Semifinals with the Los Angeles Lakers is number five (3.42), the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals with the Boston Celtics is six (3.33), and the NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals featuring the Atlanta Hawks is number seven (3.18). The NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Chicago Blackhawks makes eight (2.72). The WWE is back in the sports top ten at number nine (2.55), followed by the Orlando Magic (ten, 2.50).


Wicked is the top show in the Broadway rankings with a 31.91 power score. Jersey Boys trails behind with a 12.12 power score. Tony Award nominated Billy Elliot is number three (11.42) and West Side Story is number four (11.06). South Pacific comes in at number five (6.71). Hair (seven, 3.13) and Mamma Mia! (eight, 2.58) still appear to be Broadway favorites amongst ticket buyers, as does Phantom of the Opera (nine, 1.90). God of Carnage closes out the Broadway top ten with a 1.82 power score.

In the theater rankings, Wicked, Jersey Boys, and Billy Elliot are one, two, and three. Andrea Bocelli is still moving tickets, enough to give him the number five spot (5.03). Mary Poppins makes number six (3.65). Lion King is still popular theater fare, as that show is at number eight (3.39). Dirty Dancing rounds out the top ten with a 2.26 power score.

Cher continues to hold on to the number one spot in the Vegas rankings with a 62.31 power score. Bette Midler continues to be number two with a 32.11 power score. “Jersey Boys” are three (1.67) and Cirque du Soleil shows take numbers four through seven: Cirque du Soleil – O (0.83), Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (0.73), Cirque du Soleil – Criss Angel Believe (0.52), and Le Reve (0.48). The Chippendales are new to the rankings at number eight (0.31) and Amazing Johnathan returns to the Vegas top ten at number nine (0.24). Donny & Marie Osmond are number ten, power score 0.21.

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 5/10/2009

     EventScore
1American Idols Live Tickets7.18
2Wicked Tickets6.70
3Boston Red Sox Tickets2.08
4NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets Tickets1.91
5New York Yankees Tickets1.80
6Jersey Boys Tickets1.78
7Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets1.53
8Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets1.48
9Kenny Chesney Tickets1.41
10U2 Tickets1.34

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/10/2009

     EventScore
1American Idols Live Tickets13.89
2Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.96
3Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets2.86
4Kenny Chesney Tickets2.74
5U2 Tickets2.59
6Jonas Brothers Tickets2.36
7Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.29
8Coldplay Tickets2.13
9Fleetwood Mac Tickets1.86
10Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets1.84

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/10/2009

     EventScore
1Boston Red Sox Tickets7.33
2New York Yankees Tickets6.57
3NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets Tickets5.07
4Chicago Cubs Tickets4.80
5NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets3.42
6NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Boston Celtics Tickets3.33
7NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Atlanta Hawks Tickets3.18
8NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Chicago Blackhawks Tickets2.72
9WWE Tickets2.55
10NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Orlando Magic Tickets2.50
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/10/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets37.30
2Jersey Boys Tickets10.17
3Billy Elliot Tickets6.10
4West Side Story Tickets5.91
5Andrea Bocelli Tickets5.03
6Mary Poppins Tickets3.65
7South Pacific Tickets3.60
8Lion King Tickets3.39
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.76
10Dirty Dancing Tickets2.26

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/10/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets31.91
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.12
3Billy Elliot Tickets11.42
4West Side Story Tickets11.06
5South Pacific Tickets6.71
6Lion King Tickets4.04
7Hair Tickets3.13
8Mamma Mia! Tickets2.58
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.90
10God of Carnage Tickets1.82

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/10/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets62.31
2Bette Midler Tickets32.11
3Jersey Boys Tickets1.67
4Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets0.83
5Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets0.73
6Cirque Du Soleil – Criss Angel Believe Tickets0.52
7Le Reve Tickets0.48
8Chippendales Tickets0.31
9Amazing Johnathan Tickets0.24
10Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets0.21