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

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 6.22
2 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 4.89
3 NBA Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets 3.13
4 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets 2.93
5 New York Yankees Tickets 2.65
6 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.26
7 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.07
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.95
9 Blink-182 & Weezer Tickets 1.76
10 Jonas Brothers Tickets 1.52

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

      Event Score
1 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets 6.16
2 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 4.36
3 Blink-182 & Weezer Tickets 3.70
4 American Idols Live Tickets 3.16
5 Jonas Brothers Tickets 3.14
6 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 3.01
7 George Strait Tickets 2.63
8 U2 Tickets 2.50
9 Kenny Chesney Tickets 2.47
10 Coldplay Tickets 2.40

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

      Event Score
1 NBA Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets 10.01
2 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 9.60
3 New York Yankees Tickets 7.94
4 Boston Red Sox Tickets 6.86
5 Chicago Cubs Tickets 4.32
6 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Detroit Red Wings Tickets 4.04
7 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets 3.76
8 New York Mets Tickets 1.96
9 Atlanta Braves Tickets 1.87
10 Philadelphia Phillies Tickets 1.74
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 35.98
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 11.21
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 7.53
4 West Side Story Tickets 5.02
5 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 3.98
6 Lion King Tickets 3.87
7 Mary Poppins Tickets 3.70
8 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.98
9 God of Carnage Tickets 1.95
10 South Pacific Tickets 1.94

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 30.96
2 Billy Elliot Tickets 14.45
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 12.03
4 West Side Story Tickets 9.94
5 Lion King Tickets 4.44
6 God of Carnage Tickets 3.73
7 South Pacific Tickets 3.21
8 Hair Tickets 2.82
9 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.45
10 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.93

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 6/07/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 58.36
2 Cher Tickets 17.19
3 David Copperfield Tickets 5.02
4 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 4.20
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 3.81
6 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 2.44
7 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 1.55
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 1.55
9 Blue Man Group Tickets 1.21
10 Fab Four Live Tickets 0.74