“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending July 18, 2009” July 22, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – Ray Waddell of Billboard kicked off...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending July 18, 2009”

July 22, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – Ray Waddell of Billboard kicked off at the fourth annual Ticket Summit conference, which took place last week in Las Vegas, giving the keynote speech where he addressed hundreds of people from the ticketing industry. During his address, Waddell told the audience that five years ago the music and touring industry publication Billboard would never attend a convention geared to ticket brokers, but times have changed. According to TicketNews, he said that the next five years will see tremendous change in the ticket industry making it important that brokers come together to let consumers know of their value and importance in the market.

During the three-day conference one of the major themes was what did the future hold for the ticket industry during the current economic downturn? StubHub President Chris Tsakalakis told the audience during his keynote address that, “the ticket price declines on the secondary market could actually be considered a positive. It has helped customers to rethink the image of the secondary ticket market, and see it more favorably.”

StubHub came in this week as the number two overall ticket seller with a power score of 18.49, trailing only Ticketmaster which had a power score of 32.01. The only change in the top ten came from Ticket City and Telecharge, which swapped spots six and seven with power scores of 2.27 and 2.03, respectively.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 07-18-09 WE 07-11-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 32.01 1 31.80 1 31.98
StubHub.com 2 18.49 2 18.48 2 18.36
LiveNation.com 3 7.20 3 7.29 3.5 7.01
TicketsNow.com 4 6.97 4 6.94 3.5 7.00
TicketLiquidator.com 5 3.33 5 3.62 5 3.83
TicketCity.com 6 2.27 7 1.90 6.25 2.23
Telecharge.com 7 2.03 6 2.01 7.25 1.75
TicketWeb.com 8 1.76 8 1.83 7.5 1.65
ETix.com 9 1.46 9 1.52 9 1.43
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 10 1.33 10 1.34 10 1.31
Tickets.com 11 1.21 11 1.19 11.75 1.14
GoTickets.com 12 1.05 13 1.00 12.75 1.05
Vividseats.com 13 1.02 12 1.03 14.5 0.94
RazorGator.com 14 1.01 14 0.95 13.75 1.01
TickCo.com 15 0.98 15 0.91 15.5 0.92
JumboTickets.com 16 0.82 20 0.67 17 0.83
AceTicket.com 17 0.75 19 0.71 14.5 0.94
EventTicketsCenter.com 18 0.72 17 0.77 18.25 0.76
BrownPaperTickets.com 19 0.70 18 0.76 18.5 0.75
TicketNetwork.com 20 0.67 16 0.77 20 0.65

StubHub was once again the top secondary seller, coming in with a power score of 33.87. It was followed in the rankings by TicketsNow (power score 13.07), Ticket Liquidator (6.48), Ticket City (4.50) and Coast to Coast Tickets (2.84).

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 07-18-09 WE 07-11-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 33.87 1 34.13 1 33.18
TicketsNow.com 2 13.07 2 13.10 2 12.93
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.48 3 7.07 3 7.30
TicketCity.com 4 4.50 4 3.78 4 4.30
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 2.84 5 2.86 5 2.75
GoTickets.com 6 2.27 7 2.14 6.75 2.23
RazorGator.com 7 2.18 8 2.00 7.5 2.13
TickCo.com 8 2.13 9 1.96 9.25 1.97
Vividseats.com 9 2.11 6 2.15 8.75 1.96
JumboTickets.com 10 1.75 12 1.44 10.5 1.74
EventTicketsCenter.com 11 1.58 11 1.72 11.75 1.65
AceTicket.com 12 1.56 13 1.43 9.5 1.85
TicketNetwork.com 13 1.46 10 1.72 13 1.46
TicketTango.com 14 1.33 16 1.14 15 1.29
ABCTickets.com 15 1.30 14 1.28 15.25 1.30
TicketSpot.com 16 1.27 17 1.10 17 1.18
TicketsZoom.com 17 1.14 15 1.17 15 1.32
OnlineSeats.com 18 1.06 18 0.98 17 1.15
FindTicketsFast.com 19 0.92 20 0.93 19 1.05
CheapPricedTickets.com 20 0.77 21 0.68 20.5 0.86

The top ten Primary Sellers Rankings stayed the same with each company staying in their respective positions. Ticketmaster sits at the top with a power score of 62.87 and is followed by potential merger partner Live Nation with a power score of 14.13.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 07-18-09 WE 07-11-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 62.87 1 62.32 1 63.82
LiveNation.com 2 14.13 2 14.27 2 14.09
Telecharge.com 3 3.98 3 3.94 3.5 3.48
TicketWeb.com 4 3.46 4 3.60 3.5 3.30
ETix.com 5 3.01 5 3.11 5 2.98
Tickets.com 6 2.62 6 2.60 6 2.52
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.38 7 1.50 7 1.50
Wantickets.com 8 1.10 8 1.19 8.5 0.98
Tix.com 9 0.84 9 1.10 8.5 1.02
CityBoxOffice.com 10 0.64 10 0.63 11.25 0.50

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a
24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor
without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique
visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.
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