“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending May 23, 2009” May 28, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – Amidst the investigation into the practice...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending May 23, 2009”

May 28, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – Amidst the investigation into the practice of artists withholding tickets by the office of New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram, documents obtained by The Star-Ledger showed that thousands of tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concerts were withheld from the public. According to the documents, just over 14,000 tickets were released for each of the two Springsteen concerts at New Jersey’s Izod Center on May 21 and May 23. The venue holds more than 19,000 fans.

“The holds were what they are for other shows everywhere in the country,” John Samerjan, of the New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA) which oversees concerts at the Izod Center, told TicketNews. “The numbers can be misleading because the numbers given out from the AG’s office were from February. They were not the final numbers.”


Ticketmaster, StubHub, and Live Nation take the top three positions this past week coming in with power scores of 33.82, 19.63 and 6.60, respectively. TicketsNow jumped back up into the number four spot after dropping down one spot last week.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 05-23-09 WE 05-16-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 33.82 1 33.75 1 33.78
StubHub.com 2 19.63 2 19.35 2 18.75
LiveNation.com 3 6.60 3 6.41 3 6.74
TicketsNow.com 4 4.19 5 4.27 4.25 4.59
TicketLiquidator.com 5 4.07 4 4.77 4.75 4.18
TicketCity.com 6 2.54 6 2.85 6 2.61
TicketWeb.com 7 1.62 7 1.61 7.25 1.61
Telecharge.com 8 1.48 9 1.40 8.75 1.46
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 9 1.37 8 1.48 8.75 1.44
ETix.com 10 1.26 10 1.14 9.5 1.31
RazorGator.com 11 1.11 11 1.10 11 1.21
Tickets.com 12 1.09 13 1.05 13 1.10
GoTickets.com 13 1.06 12 1.05 12 1.17
Vividseats.com 14 1.01 14 0.98 14.25 1.01
TickCo.com 15 0.92 15 0.93 14.75 1.01
AceTicket.com 16 0.88 16 0.90 16 0.85
JumboTickets.com 17 0.82 17 0.74 18 0.73
EventTicketsCenter.com 18 0.80 18 0.73 17.25 0.81
BrownPaperTickets.com 19 0.64 19 0.63 18.75 0.66
TicketTango.com 20 0.63 24 0.54 22.5 0.57

Tickets Now also jumped back up to number two in the Top Secondary Sellers rankings this week with a power score of 8.04, only trailing StubHub, which had a power score of 35.82. Ticket Liquidator, Ticket City and Coast to Coast Tickets round out the top five.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 05-23-09 WE 05-16-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 35.82 1 35.00 1 34.42
TicketsNow.com 2 8.04 3 8.13 2.25 8.84
TicketLiquidator.com 3 7.76 2 9.06 2.75 8.05
TicketCity.com 4 4.85 4 5.38 4 5.03
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 2.85 5 3.07 5 3.01
RazorGator.com 6 2.35 6 2.33 6 2.57
GoTickets.com 7 2.21 7 2.19 7 2.46
Vividseats.com 8 2.12 9 2.01 8.5 2.10
TickCo.com 9 2.00 8 2.02 8.75 2.17
AceTicket.com 10 1.87 10 1.88 10 1.80
JumboTickets.com 11 1.81 11 1.60 12 1.60
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.78 12 1.59 11.25 1.77
TicketNetwork.com 13 1.48 18 1.20 15.5 1.27
TicketTango.com 14 1.42 13 1.37 14.75 1.31
TicketSpot.com 15 1.35 15 1.33 14 1.36
TicketsZoom.com 16 1.29 16 1.29 16.5 1.22
FindTicketsFast.com 17 1.16 21 0.82 18.75 1.02
BuyBetterTickets.com 18 1.08 19 0.99 17.25 1.14
OnlineSeats.com 19 1.08 14 1.34 16.25 1.21
CheapPricedTickets.com 20 1.04 20 0.98 20.25 0.96

For the third consecutive week, the top ten of the Primary Sellers rankings remained the same. Ticketmaster recorded a power score of 66.46 and were followed by their potential merger partner Live Nation, which came in with a 13.21 power score.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 05-23-09 WE 05-16-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 66.46 1 67.18 1 66.32
LiveNation.com 2 13.21 2 12.99 2 13.44
TicketWeb.com 3 3.21 3 3.22 3.25 3.17
Telecharge.com 4 2.91 4 2.78 4.25 2.87
ETix.com 5 2.56 5 2.36 4.5 2.65
Tickets.com 6 2.36 6 2.30 6 2.36
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.28 7 1.28 7 1.30
Tix.com 8 1.12 8 1.03 8.25 0.98
Wantickets.com 9 0.69 9 0.66 8.75 0.74
Groovetickets.com 10 0.51 10 0.54 10.75 0.47

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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