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

      Event Score
1 Paul McCartney Tickets 6.08
2 Wicked Tickets 5.59
3 Jonas Brothers Tickets 3.55
4 New York Yankees Tickets 3.02
5 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.12
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.94
7 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets 1.66
8 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 1.53
9 U2 Tickets 1.50
10 Coldplay Tickets 1.49

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

      Event Score
1 Paul McCartney Tickets 12.21
2 Jonas Brothers Tickets 6.63
3 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets 3.35
4 U2 Tickets 3.01
5 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.88
6 Pearl Jam Tickets 2.58
7 Coldplay Tickets 2.51
8 American Idols Live Tickets 2.30
9 Kenny Chesney Tickets 1.96
10 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 1.85

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 9.09
2 Boston Red Sox Tickets 6.96
3 Chicago Cubs Tickets 2.95
4 Denver Broncos Tickets 2.89
5 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.72
6 WWE Tickets 2.70
7 Chelsea FC Tickets 2.32
8 Philadelphia Phillies Tickets 2.24
9 Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals Tickets 2.13
10 FC Barcelona Tickets 1.85
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 35.03
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 12.40
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 9.23
4 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 7.07
5 Lion King Tickets 5.77
6 West Side Story Tickets 4.58
7 South Pacific Tickets 3.62
8 Fiddler On The Roof Tickets 3.02
9 Cirque du Soleil – Saltimbanco Tickets 2.62
10 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.56

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 32.41
2 Billy Elliot Tickets 15.88
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 12.30
4 Lion King Tickets 7.22
5 West Side Story Tickets 5.98
6 South Pacific Tickets 5.01
7 A Steady Rain Tickets 2.21
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.11
9 God of Carnage Tickets 2.06
10 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.06

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 7/19/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 54.82
2 Cher Tickets 20.59
3 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 4.84
4 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 3.15
5 George Wallace Tickets 2.49
6 Jay Leno Tickets 2.43
7 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 2.36
8 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 2.25
9 Blue Man Group Tickets 1.38
10 David Copperfield Tickets 1.36