TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events Rankings are in for the week ending July 19 and with a 6.08 power score, Paul McCartney has the top...

TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events Rankings are in for the week ending July 19 and with a 6.08 power score, Paul McCartney has the top selling event overall. McCartney beat perennial top sellers Wicked (two, 5.59) and Jonas Brothers (three. 3.55). The New York Yankees (3.02) and Boston Red Sox (2.12) are four and five overall, followed by Jersey Boys (1.94) and Elton John & Billy Joel (1.66). Dave Matthews Band (eight, 1.53) and Coldplay (ten, 1.50) are back in the top ten. U2 slips to number nine to number seven (1.50) in these rankings.

The Top Concert Events rankings show the above shows on top plus rankings newcomer Pearl Jam (six, 2.58), who will briefly tour the U.S. this Fall after releasing their latest album. American Idols Live slips to number eight (2.30). Closing out the concert top ten are Kenny Chesney (nine, 1.96) and Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (ten, 1.85).

The Yankees (9.09) and Red Sox (6.96) have the lead in the sports rankings, with the Chicago Cubs (three, 2.95) completing the baseball trifecta. Football tickets are selling well in advance of the season: the Denver Broncos are at four (2.89) and the Dallas Cowboys at five (2.72). The WWE makes six (2.70), followed by the Chelsea FC (2.32) and the Philadelphia Phillies (eight, 2.24). In the sports rankings for the first time: Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals (nine, 2.13) and FC Barcelona (ten, 1.85).

“Wicked” sits atop the Top Theater Events with a 35.03 power score. Other popular theater fare: Phantom of the Opera (four, 7.07), Lion King (five, 5.77), and Fiddler on the Roof (eight, 3.02). A new theater offering, Cirque du Soleil – Saltimbanco is number nine (2.62). Mamma Mia! makes number ten with a 2.56 power score.

The Broadway rankings also show “Wicked” on top (32.41) followed by Billy Elliot (15.88). West Side Story is still selling tickets, enough for number five (5.98). South Pacific (six, 5.01) pulled ahead of A Steady Rain (seven, 2.21). The play God of Carnage is number nine (2.06), tied with Phantom of the Opera to close the Broadway top ten.

Bette Midler still has the top selling Vegas event according to the Las Vegas rankings. With a 54.82 power score, she beats out number two Cher (20.59), Cirque du Soleil – O (three, 4.84) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (four, 3.15). George Wallace (2.49) edges ahead of Jay Leno (2.43) for number five. Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love is number seven (2.36) and Criss Angel: Believe is number eight (2.25). At nine and ten are the Blue Man Group (1.38) and David Copperfield (1.36).

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 7/19/2009

1Paul McCartney Tickets6.08
2Wicked Tickets5.59
3Jonas Brothers Tickets3.55
4New York Yankees Tickets3.02
5Boston Red Sox Tickets2.12
6Jersey Boys Tickets1.94
7Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets1.66
8Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.53
9U2 Tickets1.50
10Coldplay Tickets1.49

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

1Paul McCartney Tickets12.21
2Jonas Brothers Tickets6.63
3Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets3.35
4U2 Tickets3.01
5Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.88
6Pearl Jam Tickets2.58
7Coldplay Tickets2.51
8American Idols Live Tickets2.30
9Kenny Chesney Tickets1.96
10Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets1.85

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

1New York Yankees Tickets9.09
2Boston Red Sox Tickets6.96
3Chicago Cubs Tickets2.95
4Denver Broncos Tickets2.89
5Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.72
6WWE Tickets2.70
7Chelsea FC Tickets2.32
8Philadelphia Phillies Tickets2.24
9Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals Tickets2.13
10FC Barcelona Tickets1.85

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

1Wicked Tickets35.03
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.40
3Billy Elliot Tickets9.23
4Phantom of the Opera Tickets7.07
5Lion King Tickets5.77
6West Side Story Tickets4.58
7South Pacific Tickets3.62
8Fiddler On The Roof Tickets3.02
9Cirque du Soleil – Saltimbanco Tickets2.62
10Mamma Mia! Tickets2.56

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

1Wicked Tickets32.41
2Billy Elliot Tickets15.88
3Jersey Boys Tickets12.30
4Lion King Tickets7.22
5West Side Story Tickets5.98
6South Pacific Tickets5.01
7A Steady Rain Tickets2.21
8Mamma Mia! Tickets2.11
9God of Carnage Tickets2.06
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.06

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets54.82
2Cher Tickets20.59
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets4.84
4Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets3.15
5George Wallace Tickets2.49
6Jay Leno Tickets2.43
7Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets2.36
8Criss Angel: Believe Tickets2.25
9Blue Man Group Tickets1.38
10David Copperfield Tickets1.36

Last Updated on July 21, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford