Wicked takes the top spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 31, beating previous number one American Idols Live...

Wicked takes the top spot in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending May 31, beating previous number one American Idols Live (three, 3.56). In number two is the NHL Stanley Cup Finals with the Detroit Red Wings (3.96). Seats were packed for the NBA Conference Finals with the Orlando Magic in the East and the Denver Nuggets in the West; those events are numbers four and five, respectively. Baseball’s top ticket sellers the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are six and seven. Making an appearance in the top ten and leaping from number nineteen to number eight is George Strait (2.08). Fellow country star Kenny Chesney pulls ahead of Jersey Boys (ten, 1.72) for number the number nine spot (1.76).

The Top Sports Events rankings show basketball and hockey playoffs on top; the NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins comes in at number seven (3.44) behind the Red Wings at number two (9.30). The Chicago Cubs follow the Yankees and Red Sox at number six (4.15) and the Philadelphia Phillies follow all three at number nine (1.79). Chelsea FC is eight (1.90) and the WWE is ten (1.77).

The Jonas Brothers still have a top selling concert, as they rank at number four (3.35) in the concert rankings, behind American Idols Live, Strait, and Chesney. The Dave Matthews Band is back in the concert top ten at number five (3.23). Blink 182 are gearing up for their reunion tour and dates with Weezer (six, 3.18) and Fall Out Boy (nine, 2.97) make these rankings. Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler tickets slip to number seven (3.09), down from number two. Elton John and Billy Joel are still selling tickets, enough to give them the number eight spot (3.02). Aerosmith & ZZ Top close out the concert top ten with a 2.71 power score.

The Theater rankings of course show “Wicked” on top (38.90), with “Jersey Boys” (10.55) and Billy Elliot (6.13) trailing behind. West Side Story stays at number four (4.77) for another week. Mary Poppins (five, 3.92) and Lion King (six, 3.68) still seem to be favorites among theatergoers.

Wolfgang's Vault - Get SkinnedThe Broadway top four matches the theater top four. South Pacific is moving more tickets on Broadway than in theater, as that show is number five (4.65) in the Broadway top ten. Classics Phantom of the Opera (seven, 3.14) and Mamma Mia! (eight, 2.80) are still doing well, as is Andrea Bocelli (nine, 2.41). Newcomer God of Carnage is number ten, power score 2.24.

Bette Midler is number for a second week in a row with a 60.22 power score. Cher follows with a 16.06 power score, as does Cirque du Soleil – O (three, 4.89). Criss Angel: Believe makes number four (4.11) and Penn & Teller number five (1.60). Donny & Marie Osmond (seven, 1.53) edge ahead of David Copperfield (eight, 1.38) and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (nine, 1.19). Perennial favorites the Blue Man Group are number ten with a 1.11 power score.

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 5/31/2009

1Wicked Tickets6.33
2NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Detroit Red Wings Tickets3.96
3American Idols Live Tickets3.56
4NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets3.31
5NBA Western Conference Finals: Denver Nuggets Tickets2.42
6New York Yankees Tickets2.34
7Boston Red Sox Tickets2.29
8George Strait Tickets2.08
9Kenny Chesney Tickets1.76
10Jersey Boys Tickets1.72

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/31/2009

1American Idols Live Tickets7.22
2George Strait Tickets4.23
3Kenny Chesney Tickets3.58
4Jonas Brothers Tickets3.35
5Dave Matthews Band Tickets3.23
6Blink 182 and Weezer Tickets3.18
7Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets3.09
8Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets3.02
9Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy Tickets2.97
10Aerosmith & ZZ Top Tickets2.71

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/31/2009

1NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets10.33
2NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Detroit Red Wings Tickets9.30
3NBA Western Conference Finals: Denver Nuggets Tickets7.56
4New York Yankees Tickets7.29
5Boston Red Sox Tickets7.14
6Chicago Cubs Tickets4.15
7NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Pittsburgh Penguins Tickets3.44
8Chelsea FC Tickets1.90
9Philadelphia Phillies Tickets1.79
10WWE Tickets1.77

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/31/2009

1Wicked Tickets38.90
2Jersey Boys Tickets10.55
3Billy Elliot Tickets6.13
4West Side Story Tickets4.77
5Mary Poppins Tickets3.92
6Lion King Tickets3.68
7Andrea Bocelli Tickets3.50
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.40
9South Pacific Tickets2.51
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.96

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/31/2009

1Wicked Tickets34.81
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.75
3Billy Elliot Tickets11.45
4West Side Story Tickets8.96
5South Pacific Tickets4.65
6Lion King Tickets3.84
7Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.14
8Mamma Mia! Tickets2.80
9Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.41
10God of Carnage Tickets2.24

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/31/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets60.22
2Cher Tickets16.06
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets4.89
4Criss Angel: Believe Tickets4.11
5Penn and Teller Tickets1.60
6Lion King Tickets1.58
7Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.53
8David Copperfield Tickets1.38
9Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.19
10Blue Man Group Tickets1.11

Last Updated on June 2, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford