TicketNews’s exclusive weekly Top Event Rankings for the week ending June 7 are in, and Wicked is number one for the second week in...

TicketNews’s exclusive weekly Top Event Rankings for the week ending June 7 are in, and Wicked is number one for the second week in a row. With a 6.22 power score, the show beats out both teams in the NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers (two, 4.89) and the Orlando Magic (three, 3.13). Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band make a strong showing this week, as they’re number four overall with a 2.93 power score. The New York Yankees (five, 2.65) and the Boston Red Sox (six, 2.26) stay in the top ten while the Dave Matthew Band (seven, 2.07) moves into the top ten from number twelve. Another theater favorite, Jersey Boys, is number eight (1.95). Closing out the overall top ten is Blink-182 (nine, 1.76) and the Jonas Brothers (ten, 1.52).

Besides the aforementioned concerts, other top concerts, according to the Top Concert Events rankings, include American Idols Live (four, 3.16) and Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (six, 3.01). George Strait slips to number seven (2.63) from his previously held number two position and U2 breaks back into the concert top ten at number eight (2.50). Kenny Chesney tumbles to number nine (2.47) from his number three spot in the last rankings and Coldplay is number ten with a 2.40 power score.

The Magic and Lakers sit at the top of the Top Sports Events rankings, followed by the Yankees and Red Sox. The Chicago Cubs are next, at number five with a 4.32 power score. The NHL Stanley Cup Finals rank at numbers six and seven, with the Detroit Red Wings at six (4.04) and the Pittsburgh Penguins at seven (3.76). Baseball teams take eight, nine, and ten: the New York Mets (1.96), Atlanta Braves (1.87), and the Philadelphia Phillies (1.74).

The top ten theater events show “Wicked” on top with a 35.98 power score, followed by “Jersey Boys” (11.21), Billy Elliot (7.53), and West Side Story (5.02). Andrea Bocelli is still selling tickets, enough to give him the number five spot (3.98). Lion King stays at number six (3.87). Mary Poppins is number eight (3.70). South Pacific closes the top ten with a 1.94 power score.

The top Broadway shows include God of Carnage (six, 3.73) and Hair (eight, 2.82). Phantom of the Opera is still doing well on the Great White Way and sits at number ten (2.45) in these rankings. Mamma Mia! is number ten, power score 1.93.

Bette Midler is still number one in the Top Vegas Events rankings. She has a 58.36 power score, giving her a big lead over number two Cher (17.18) and number three David Copperfield (5.02). Cirque du Soleil – O is number four (4.20). Donny & Marie Osmond (six, 2.44) pull ahead of Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (seven, 1.55) and Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (eight, 1.55). Perennial Vegas favorites Blue Man Group make number nine (1.21) and the Fab Four Live make number ten (0.74).

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 6/07/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets6.22
2NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets4.89
3NBA Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets3.13
4Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets2.93
5New York Yankees Tickets2.65
6Boston Red Sox Tickets2.26
7Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.07
8Jersey Boys Tickets1.95
9Blink-182 & Weezer Tickets1.76
10Jonas Brothers Tickets1.52

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

     EventScore
1Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets6.16
2Dave Matthews Band Tickets4.36
3Blink-182 & Weezer Tickets3.70
4American Idols Live Tickets3.16
5Jonas Brothers Tickets3.14
6Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets3.01
7George Strait Tickets2.63
8U2 Tickets2.50
9Kenny Chesney Tickets2.47
10Coldplay Tickets2.40

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

     EventScore
1NBA Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets10.01
2NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets9.60
3New York Yankees Tickets7.94
4Boston Red Sox Tickets6.86
5Chicago Cubs Tickets4.32
6NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Detroit Red Wings Tickets4.04
7NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets3.76
8New York Mets Tickets1.96
9Atlanta Braves Tickets1.87
10Philadelphia Phillies Tickets1.74
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets35.98
2Jersey Boys Tickets11.21
3Billy Elliot Tickets7.53
4West Side Story Tickets5.02
5Andrea Bocelli Tickets3.98
6Lion King Tickets3.87
7Mary Poppins Tickets3.70
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.98
9God of Carnage Tickets1.95
10South Pacific Tickets1.94

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets30.96
2Billy Elliot Tickets14.45
3Jersey Boys Tickets12.03
4West Side Story Tickets9.94
5Lion King Tickets4.44
6God of Carnage Tickets3.73
7South Pacific Tickets3.21
8Hair Tickets2.82
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.45
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.93

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets58.36
2Cher Tickets17.19
3David Copperfield Tickets5.02
4Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets4.20
5Jersey Boys Tickets3.81
6Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets2.44
7Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.55
8Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets1.55
9Blue Man Group Tickets1.21
10Fab Four Live Tickets0.74

Last Updated on June 9, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford