“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending May 16, 2009” May 20, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – The proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger continues...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending May 16, 2009”

May 20, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – The proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger continues to be met with skepticism from government officials, with the latest criticism coming from New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram. According to TicketNews, Milgram is investigating the practice of withholding event tickets from the general public. According to New Jersey state law, only five percent of tickets for any given event may be withheld from the general welfare.

Tickretmaster has also had to deal with a couple new lawsuits that have been brought up against the company and its secondary ticketing site TicketsNow. A lawsuit filed in New Jersey, by a fan of “The Dead” claims that he attempted to purchase tickets at the scheduled sales times and was informed that tickets were not available, only to be then redirected to TicketsNow. According to TicketNews, the lawsuit also alleges that customers redirected to TicketsNow believe that they are purchasing tickets at face value directly from Ticketmaster. Similarly, a Massachusetts man has filed a class action lawsuit for allegedly defrauding purchasers of Phish tickets by redirecting them from less expensive tickets displayed on Ticketmaster’s Web site to more expensive ones on TicketsNow.


Positions one, two and three were unchanged in the Top Overall Sellers rankings this past week with Ticketmaster topping the group with a power score of 33.75. StubHub and Live Nation followed with power scores of 19.35 and 6.41, respectively. Ticket Liquidator moved ahead of Tickets Now into fourth place with a power score of 4.77.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 05-16-09 WE 05-09-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 33.75 1 34.03 1 33.75
StubHub.com 2 19.35 2 19.40 2 17.99
LiveNation.com 3 6.41 3 6.43 3 6.98
TicketLiquidator.com 4 4.77 5 4.21 4.75 4.04
TicketsNow.com 5 4.27 4 4.46 4.25 4.83
TicketCity.com 6 2.85 6 2.68 6 2.56
TicketWeb.com 7 1.61 7 1.58 7.5 1.61
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 8 1.48 9 1.35 8.75 1.49
Telecharge.com 9 1.40 8 1.42 9.25 1.46
ETix.com 10 1.14 11 1.20 8.75 1.41
RazorGator.com 11 1.10 10 1.21 11 1.29
GoTickets.com 12 1.05 12 1.15 11.75 1.25
Tickets.com 13 1.05 13 1.13 13.5 1.09
Vividseats.com 14 0.98 14 1.06 14.5 1.01
TickCo.com 15 0.93 16 0.85 14.25 1.10
AceTicket.com 16 0.90 15 0.91 16.5 0.80
JumboTickets.com 17 0.74 18 0.71 18 0.70
EventTicketsCenter.com 18 0.73 17 0.77 16.75 0.85
BrownPaperTickets.com 19 0.63 19 0.66 19 0.66
TicketTango.com 20 0.61 20 0.61 23 0.55

While StubHub maintained its lead in the Top Secondary Sellers rankings last week, Ticket Liquidator moved up to number two, surpassing Tickets Now in the rankings. TickCo.com made the biggest leap in the top ten, going from number ten to number eight.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 05-16-09 WE 05-09-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 35.00 1 35.40 1 33.33
TicketLiquidator.com 2 9.06 3 8.09 2.75 7.86
TicketsNow.com 3 8.13 2 8.57 2.25 9.37
TicketCity.com 4 5.38 4 5.19 4 4.98
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 3.07 5 2.83 5 3.12
RazorGator.com 6 2.33 6 2.61 6.25 2.73
GoTickets.com 7 2.19 7 2.49 6.75 2.66
TickCo.com 8 2.02 10 1.84 8.5 2.36
Vividseats.com 9 2.01 8 2.19 8.75 2.12
AceTicket.com 10 1.88 9 1.93 10.75 1.71
JumboTickets.com 11 1.60 12 1.60 12 1.54
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.59 11 1.70 10.75 1.87
TicketTango.com 13 1.37 13 1.40 15.5 1.27
OnlineSeats.com 14 1.34 17 1.15 15.25 1.28
TicketSpot.com 15 1.33 14 1.36 13.25 1.42
TicketsZoom.com 16 1.29 16 1.18 17.5 1.16
CheapPricedTickets.com 17 1.20 18 1.12 19.25 1.05
TicketNetwork.com 18 1.20 15 1.20 15.75 1.26
BuyBetterTickets.com 19 0.99 19 1.09 16.75 1.20
CheapPricedTickets.com 20 0.98 21 0.88 19.75 0.97

The top ten primary sellers may look familiar to last week’s list, as each company remained in its position for a second consecutive week. Ticketmaster garnered a power score of 67.18, and was followed by Live Nation (power score 12.99) and TicketWeb (power score 3.22).

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 05-16-09 WE 05-09-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 67.18 1 67.04 1 65.86
LiveNation.com 2 12.99 2 12.89 2 13.82
TicketWeb.com 3 3.22 3 3.12 3.5 3.15
Telecharge.com 4 2.78 4 2.80 4.5 2.85
ETix.com 5 2.36 5 2.45 4 2.83
Tickets.com 6 2.30 6 2.45 6 2.33
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.28 7 1.31 7 1.30
Tix.com 8 1.03 8 1.04 8.5 0.91
Wantickets.com 9 0.66 9 0.66 8.5 0.79
Groovetickets.com 10 0.54 10 0.51 11.5 0.44

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a
24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor
without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique
visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.
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