TicketNews has released its exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending June 14 and yet again Wicked comes out on top (5.98)....

TicketNews has released its exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending June 14 and yet again Wicked comes out on top (5.98). Ticket sales for the NBA Finals game with the Orlando Magic gave that event the number two spot (4.22) and a lead over the New York Yankees (three, 3.20). The Detroit Red Wings may have lost the Stanley Cup, but they sold enough tickets to take number four (2.88) in the overall top ten. Theater favorite Jersey Boys makes number five (2.86). Paul McCartney will play Citi Field next month and ticket sales for that event give him number six (2.71). The Boston Red Sox (seven, 2.37) were able to pull ahead of Billy Elliot (eight, 2.19). The Jonas Brothers stay in the top ten, at number nine (2.12) and the Chicago Cubs break into the top event top ten, at ten, power score 1.85.

Like the Yankees, Sox, and Cubs, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies are moving tickets, taking numbers six and seven in the sports ranking. Football season will soon be upon us, and the Dallas Cowboys are already in the sports top ten, at number eight (2.17). The WWE is back in the sports rankings at number nine (2.00) and the Atlanta Braves make number ten (1.61).

Paul McCartney of course has the top concert in the Top Concert Events rankings with a 5.89 power score. Miley Cyrus follows the Jonas Brothers in number three (3.60), ahead of U2 (four, 2.79). Kenny Chesney was at number nine in the last rankings and now he’s at number five (2.76) while Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band slip from number one to number six (2.68). Beyonce is back in the concert top ten at number seven (2.59). American Idols Live falls to number eight (2.50) from the number four spot in the last rankings and Dave Matthews Band falls to number nine (2.42) from number two. Coldplay stays at number ten with a 2.28 power score.

In the theater rankings, “Jersey Boys” (14.66), “Billy Elliot” (11.67) and West Side Story (5.18) follow “Wicked” (31.13). Lion King remains popular and comes in at number five (4.14). Mary Poppins follows in number six (3.56) and Andrea Bocelli is seven (2.98). God of Carnage makes number eight (2.72). South Pacific closes the theater top ten with a 1.96 power score.

The Broadway rankings have “Wicked” on top (26.99). Hair is still popular Broadway fare and is number eight (2.59). Mamma Mia! is still moving tickets on Broadway, enough to give the show the number ten spot and a 2.26 power score.

iconBette Midler is still on top of the Vegas rankings. With her 49.85 power score, she has a solid lead over Cher (two, 17.66) and Cirque du Soleil – O (three, 15.99). Jay Leno enters the Vegas rankings for the first time at number four (4.15), beating out the Blue Man Group (five, 3.24) and Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular (six, 2.90). Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (seven, 1.72) edges ahead of David Copperfield (eight, 1.54). Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity is number nine (1.08) and Vegas top ten newcomer The Platters, Coasters & Marvelettes is number ten (0.69).

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 6/14/2009

1Wicked Tickets5.98
2NBA Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets4.22
3New York Yankees Tickets3.20
4NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Detroit Red Wings Tickets2.88
5Jersey Boys Tickets2.86
6Paul McCartney Tickets2.71
7Boston Red Sox Tickets2.37
8Billy Elliot Tickets2.19
9Jonas Brothers Tickets2.12
10Chicago Cubs Tickets1.85

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 6/14/2009

1Paul McCartney Tickets5.89
2Jonas Brothers Tickets4.72
3Miley Cyrus Tickets3.60
4U2 Tickets2.79
5Kenny Chesney Tickets2.76
6Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets2.68
7Beyonce Tickets2.59
8American Idols Live Tickets2.50
9Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.42
10Coldplay Tickets2.28

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 6/14/2009

1NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Detroit Red Wings Tickets8.87
2New York Yankees Tickets8.72
3NBA Finals: Orlando Magic Tickets8.50
4Boston Red Sox Tickets7.30
5Chicago Cubs Tickets5.37
6New York Mets Tickets2.36
7Philadelphia Phillies Tickets2.27
8Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.17
9WWE Tickets2.00
10Atlanta Braves Tickets1.61

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 6/14/2009

1Wicked Tickets31.13
2Jersey Boys Tickets14.66
3Billy Elliot Tickets11.67
4West Side Story Tickets5.18
5Lion King Tickets4.14
6Mary Poppins Tickets3.56
7Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.98
8God of Carnage Tickets2.72
9Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.31
10South Pacific Tickets1.96

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 6/14/2009

1Wicked Tickets26.99
2Billy Elliot Tickets20.37
3Jersey Boys Tickets12.97
4West Side Story Tickets9.06
5God of Carnage Tickets4.75
6Lion King Tickets4.61
7South Pacific Tickets3.23
8Hair Tickets2.59
9Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.34
10Mamma Mia! Tickets2.26

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 6/14/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets49.85
2Cher Tickets17.66
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets15.99
4Jay Leno Tickets4.15
5Blue Man Group Tickets3.24
6Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets2.90
7Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.72
8David Copperfield Tickets1.54
9Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets1.08
10The Platters, Coasters & Marvelettes Tickets0.69

Last Updated on June 16, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford