While Wicked (5.98) may be the top selling event in the Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 3, sports teams make...

While Wicked (5.98) may be the top selling event in the Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 3, sports teams make a strong showing in the overall top ten: the NBA Western Conference Semifinals featuring the Denver Nuggets is number two with a 2.33 power score; the New York Yankees are number four (1.93), followed by the Boston Red Sox (five, 1.90) and the NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals featuring the Boston Bruins (eight, 1.54). Sandwiched in between are Aerosmith & ZZ Top (three, 2.23), Jersey Boys (six, 1.8), Kenny Chesney (seven, 1.85), Dave Matthews Band (nine, 1.51), and the Jonas Brothers (ten, 1.49).

The top ten sports events show the Chicago Cubs are selling tickets, as that team sits at number four (3.91) in those rankings. NBA Eastern Conference tickets sold enough to put the First Round playoffs with the Boston Celtics at number five (3.58) and the Conference Semifinals featuring the Boston Celtics at number six (3.13). Manny Pacquiao follows at number seven (3.11). The NBA Western Conference Semifinals with the Houston Rockets is number eight (2.61) and the NHL Hockey Conference Semifinals featuring the Washington Capitals is number nine (2.55). The Kentucky Derby stays at number ten.

In the concert event rankings, Aerosmith & ZZ Top are of course number one with a 4.25 power score. U2 slips noticeably in these rankings, to number five (2.83) from number one, while Elton John & Billy Joel move up to number six (2.42) from their previously held number nine position. Beyoncé falls to number seven (2.39) from number three, while Fleetwood Mac is back in the concert top ten at number eight (2.21). Hard rockers AC/DC continue to sell tickets and sit at number nine (2.09) in a tie with The Dead, who also have a 2.09 power score.


The top five theater events are as follows: “Wicked” (37.46), “Jersey Boys” (11.90), West Side Story (4.53), Billy Elliot (4.37), and South Pacific (4.35). Opera sensation Andrea Bocelli is still moving theater tickets, enough to give him the number six spot (3.94). Lion King is number seven (3.90) and Mary Poppins is number eight (3.57). Rounding out the theater top ten: Phantom of the Opera (nine, 2.42) and Mamma Mia! (ten, 1.57).

Numbers one through five in the Broadway top ten matches the top five in the theater rankings; Lion King and Mamma Mia! follow. Only on Broadway (for the time being): Cirque du Soleil – Kooza (eight, 2.36) and Hair (nine, 2.27).

With a 55.41 power score, Cher holds on to number one in the Vegas rankings while Bette Midler trails in number two with a 31.33 power score. Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular makes the leap from number ten to number three (1.93). Donny & Marie Osmond are number four (1.80). Cirque du Soleil shows have a monopoly in the Vegas top ten, with various shows occupying numbers five through nine: (1.67), Mystere (1.30), The Beatles: Love (0.98), O (0.91), and Criss Angel: Believe (0.83). The Blue Man Group is back in the Vegas rankings at number ten, power score 0.78.

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 5/03/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.98
2NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Denver Nuggets Tickets2.33
3Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets2.23
4New York Yankees Tickets1.93
5Boston Red Sox Tickets1.90
6Jersey Boys Tickets1.88
7Kenny Chesney Tickets1.85
8NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Boston Bruins Tickets1.54
9Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.51
10Jonas Brothers Tickets1.49

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/03/2009

     EventScore
1Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets4.25
2Kenny Chesney Tickets3.27
3Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.88
4Jonas Brothers Tickets2.85
5U2 Tickets2.83
6Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.42
7Beyonce Tickets2.39
8Fleetwood Mac Tickets2.21
9AC/DC Tickets2.09
10The Dead Tickets2.09

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/03/2009

     EventScore
1Boston Red Sox Tickets5.84
2New York Yankees Tickets5.68
3NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Denver Nuggets Tickets4.52
4Chicago Cubs Tickets3.91
5NBA Eastern Conference First Round Playoffs: Boston Celtics Tickets3.58
6NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Boston Bruins Tickets3.13
7Manny Pacquiao Tickets3.11
8NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Houston Rockets Tickets2.61
9NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals: Washington Capitals Tickets2.55
10Kentucky Derby Tickets2.25
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/03/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets37.46
2Jersey Boys Tickets11.90
3West Side Story Tickets4.53
4Billy Elliot Tickets4.37
5South Pacific Tickets4.35
6Andrea Bocelli Tickets3.94
7Lion King Tickets3.90
8Mary Poppins Tickets3.57
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.42
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.57

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/03/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets29.76
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.64
3West Side Story Tickets9.16
4Billy Elliot Tickets8.83
5South Pacific Tickets8.79
6Lion King Tickets5.17
7Mamma Mia! Tickets2.75
8Cirque Du Soleil – Kooza Tickets2.36
9Hair Tickets2.27
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.04

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/03/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets55.41
2Bette Midler Tickets31.33
3Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.93
4Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.80
5Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.67
6Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets1.30
7Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets0.98
8Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets0.91
9Criss Angel: Believe Tickets0.83
10Blue Man Group Tickets0.78