“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending July 25, 2009” July 29, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – The efforts of U.S. Rep. Bill...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending July 25, 2009”

July 29, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – The efforts of U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) who is against the proposed merger of Ticketmaster and Live Nation, has yielded signatures from 49 fellow members of the House of Representatives in a letter to Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney calling on her and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to oppose the deal. Varney heads the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, which is investigating the planned merger.

According to TicketNews, Pascrell wrote the following as part of the letter: “We urge the Justice Department to analyze this proposed transaction closely and with great skepticism. Such scrutiny is critical to ensure that consumers are not harmed by the creation, entrenchment, extension, or undue exploitation of market power in an industry that affects every state, and virtually every congressional district, in the country.” Last month, Pascrell also introduced federal ticketing transparency legislation that he nicknamed the BOSS Act (Better Oversight of Secondary Sales and Accountability in Concert Ticketing Act) after Bruce Springsteen.

Ticketmaster leads this week’s Overall Ticket Sellers rankings with a power score of 32.07. It is followed by StubHub with a power score of 18.60 and potential Ticketmaster merger partner Live Nation with a power score of 7.20.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 07-25-09 WE 07-18-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 32.07 1 32.01 1 32.05
StubHub.com 2 18.60 2 18.49 2 18.45
LiveNation.com 3 7.20 3 7.20 3.25 7.14
TicketsNow.com 4 7.03 4 6.97 3.75 7.00
TicketLiquidator.com 5 3.86 5 3.33 5 3.76
TicketCity.com 6 2.14 6 2.27 6.25 2.17
TicketWeb.com 7 1.74 8 1.76 7.5 1.71
ETix.com 8 1.43 9 1.46 8.75 1.44
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 9 1.26 10 1.33 9.75 1.30
Tickets.com 10 1.23 11 1.21 11 1.18
Telecharge.com 11 1.14 7 2.03 8 1.67
Vividseats.com 12 1.10 13 1.02 13.75 0.98
GoTickets.com 13 0.98 12 1.05 13 1.01
RazorGator.com 14 0.96 14 1.01 13.75 1.00
TickCo.com 15 0.94 15 0.98 15.25 0.93
TicketNetwork.com 16 0.83 20 0.67 18.75 0.71
AceTicket.com 17 0.76 17 0.75 16 0.85
JumboTickets.com 18 0.71 16 0.82 17.25 0.78
EventTicketsCenter.com 19 0.71 18 0.72 18.25 0.74
BrownPaperTickets.com 20 0.71 19 0.70 18.5 0.74

The top five positions in the Top Secondary Sellers rankings did not change this week, with StubHub garnering the number one spot again with a power score of 33.76. Vivid Seats moved up in the rankings from number nine to number six with a power score of 2.26. TicketNetwork entered the top ten, moving up three spots to number ten with a power score of 1.82.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 07-25-09 WE 07-18-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 33.76 1 33.87 1 33.61
TicketsNow.com 2 13.02 2 13.07 2 13.04
TicketLiquidator.com 3 7.37 3 6.48 3 7.23
TicketCity.com 4 4.10 4 4.50 4 4.21
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 2.60 5 2.84 5 2.74
Vividseats.com 6 2.26 9 2.11 8 2.05
GoTickets.com 7 2.05 6 2.27 7 2.16
RazorGator.com 8 2.00 7 2.18 7.5 2.11
TickCo.com 9 1.95 8 2.13 9 1.99
TicketNetwork.com 10 1.82 13 1.46 12 1.56
AceTicket.com 11 1.54 12 1.56 10.5 1.70
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.51 11 1.58 11.5 1.61
JumboTickets.com 13 1.42 10 1.75 11 1.66
OnlineSeats.com 14 1.39 18 1.06 16.75 1.15
TicketTango.com 15 1.36 14 1.33 14.5 1.31
ABCTickets.com 16 1.19 15 1.30 14.75 1.27
TicketsZoom.com 17 1.14 17 1.14 16.25 1.16
TicketSpot.com 18 1.05 16 1.27 17.5 1.12
FindTicketsFast.com 19 0.90 19 0.92 19 0.96
BuyBetterTickets.com 20 0.89 22 0.69 20.25 0.86

Ticketmaster and Live Nation held onto the top two spots in the Top Primary Sellers rankings list this week, with power scores of 64.16 and 14.38, respectively. Telecharge did not fare as well, dropping from number three down to number six with a power score of 2.26.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 07-25-09 WE 07-18-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 64.16 1 62.87 1 63.58
LiveNation.com 2 14.38 2 14.13 2 14.20
TicketWeb.com 3 3.49 4 3.46 3.5 3.41
ETix.com 4 3.00 5 3.01 4.75 2.99
Tickets.com 5 2.78 6 2.62 5.75 2.60
Telecharge.com 6 2.26 3 3.98 4 3.30
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.42 7 1.38 7 1.48
Wantickets.com 8 1.27 8 1.10 8.25 1.09
Tix.com 9 0.94 9 0.84 8.75 0.99
CityBoxOffice.com 10 0.55 10 0.64 10.75 0.55

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.
Get smart about buying tickets!

Getting the best tickets is all about smart shopping — and we’re here to help! If you’re thinking of buying tickets to a concert, sporting, or theater event, here are some tips to enhance your shopping experience, and help you save money!

(1) Buy your tickets from a reputable distributor. If you opt to
purchase your tickets from an unknown vendor, be sure to research
customer reviews and/or call their customer service line to get a
sense of their level of service. Any reputable vendor should provide
customer service Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at minimum. The
TicketNetwork customer service center is open seven days a week from
7 a.m. – 1 a.m.
(2) Confirm the website check-out is secure. It is not enough for an
online retailer to “say” their website is secure – it needs to be
certified by an approved scanning vendor (ASV). TicketNetwork, for
example, is certified by ControlScan. In addition, it has added
EVSSL (Extended Verification Secure Socket Layer) check-out
security. You know a site is EVSSL secure when the URL bar at the
top turns GREEN.
(3) Always check the purchase guarantee. Any online purchase, from a
toaster to a car, has some type of purchase guarantee. While it may
seem tedious, it is in every shopper’s interest to read the fine
print. When purchasing tickets through TicketNetwork.com, customers
are guaranteed a 100% refund in the event the requested seats are no
longer available.

About TicketNews

TicketNews is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, ticket “steals and deals”, and more! TicketNews developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s top events and ticket sellers. The content is updated daily, with original articles from TicketNews reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

With more than 120,000 unique visitors per month TicketNews has enjoyed a steady increase in web traffic. Ticket brokers, venues, affiliate marketing professionals, TicketNetwork retail customers, sports management professionals, concert/event promoters and software vendors are some examples of TicketNews readers.

TicketNetwork is the parent company of TicketNews. TicketNetwork is the leading-edge technology solutions provider in the ticket industry. With its Point-of-Sale software and real-time inventory, TicketNetwork provides the best and most efficient solutions for ticket buyers and ticket sellers.

Contact:
Crystal Astrachan
Ticket News
(p) 860.870.3400 x127
crystala@ticketnews.com

Viveca Woods
VMW Public Relations, LLC
646-418-6934
vwoods@vmwpr.com