Wicked holds on to the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending June 28. With a 5.87 power...

Wicked holds on to the number one spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending June 28. With a 5.87 power score, the musical was able to keep its lead over tickets for concerts from Paul McCartney (two, 5.37) and the Jonas Brothers (three, 3.06). Jersey Boys fares well in the overall top ten, taking number four (2.39) and pulling ahead of the New York Yankees (five, 2.25) and the Boston Red Sox (six, 2.25). Beyoncé tickets are selling well for her tour, enough to give her the number seven spot (1.98) and a lead over Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (eight, 1.65). Baseball closes out the overall top ten, with the Chicago Cubs at nine (1.53) and the New York Mets at ten (1.45).

The Top Sports Events rankings show the above baseball teams on top, followed by the WWE (five, 2.85). The Atlanta Braves make number six (2.72) and are followed by the Chelsea FC (seven, 2.24) and the Minnesota Vikings (eight, 2.05). The Chicago White Sox (1.95) take number nine (2.95) and the Dallas Cowboys are ten with a 1.91 power score.

Paul McCartney is of course number one (10.34) in the concert rankings. U2 tickets are still popular among concert-goers, recording a 2.47 power score to take number five. Aerosmith & ZZ Top are number six (2.22), and is followed by the Dave Matthews Band, which is back in the rankings at number seven (2.05). Country star Kenny Chesney was popular enough to come in at number eight (2.02). Duo concerts from Elton John & Billy Joel (1.95) and Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood (1.90) are nine and ten, respectively.

“Wicked” is the top theater event with a 25.09 power score. Other popular theater shows include West Side Story (four, 5.77), Phantom of the Opera (six, 3.23), Mary Poppins (seven, 3.05) and South Pacific (eight, 2.25). New to the theater top ten is Fiddler on the Roof (nine, 2.11). Mamma Mia! reenters the theater rankings at number ten (1.97).

The top ten Broadway shows include Billy Elliot (two, 15.35), Lion King (five, 4.79), and God of Carnage (seven, 2.80). Hair is number eight (2.73).

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iconBette Midler still reigns supreme in the Vegas rankings. With a 47.34 power score, she has a comfortable lead over number two Cher (24.94). Cirque du Soleil – O stays at number three (12.47). Barry Manilow makes the rankings at number four (2.94), pushing Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: LOVE to number five (2.36). “Jersey Boys” take six (1.80) and David Copperfield is seven (1.40). Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular is number eight (1.32) while Cirque du Soleil – Mystere is number nine (1.23). And at number ten with a 0.89 power score are Donny & Marie Osmond.

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 6/28/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.87
2Paul McCartney Tickets5.37
3Jonas Brothers Tickets3.06
4Jersey Boys Tickets2.39
5New York Yankees Tickets2.25
6Boston Red Sox Tickets2.25
7Beyonce Tickets1.98
8Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets1.65
9Chicago Cubs Tickets1.53
10New York Mets Tickets1.45

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 6/28/2009

     EventScore
1Paul McCartney Tickets10.34
2Jonas Brothers Tickets5.72
3Beyonce Tickets3.82
4Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets3.19
5U2 Tickets2.47
6Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets2.22
7Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.05
8Kenny Chesney Tickets2.02
9Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets1.95
10Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Tickets1.90

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 6/28/2009

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets7.89
2Boston Red Sox Tickets7.86
3Chicago Cubs Tickets5.36
4New York Mets Tickets4.00
5WWE Tickets2.85
6Atlanta Braves Tickets2.72
7Chelsea FC Tickets2.24
8Minnesota Vikings Tickets2.05
9Chicago White Sox Tickets1.95
10Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.91
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 6/28/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets25.09
2Jersey Boys Tickets13.95
3Billy Elliot Tickets8.59
4West Side Story Tickets5.77
5Lion King Tickets4.25
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.23
7Mary Poppins Tickets3.05
8South Pacific Tickets2.25
9Fiddler On The Roof Tickets2.11
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.97

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 6/28/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets32.63
2Billy Elliot Tickets15.35
3Jersey Boys Tickets14.07
4West Side Story Tickets10.34
5Lion King Tickets4.79
6South Pacific Tickets3.84
7God of Carnage Tickets2.80
8Hair Tickets2.73
9Mamma Mia! Tickets2.13
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.96

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 6/28/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets47.34
2Cher Tickets24.94
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets12.47
4Barry Manilow Tickets2.94
5Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets2.36
6Jersey Boys Tickets1.80
7David Copperfield Tickets1.40
8Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.32
9Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets1.23
10Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets0.89