“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending July 4, 2009” July 8, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – A New Jersey resident is suing...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending July 4, 2009”

July 8, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – A New Jersey resident is suing Live Nation, claiming the concert promoter’s recent marketing initiative “No Fee Wednesdays,” is deceptive and unfair to consumers as they continue to be charged parking and associated fees on Wednesdays at the PNC Bank Arts Center. According to TicketNews, the lawsuit claims that Live Nation’s $6-$12 per ticket parking fee, which is charged whether a person walks or drives to a show at the venue, is “arbitrary and unfair.” In addition, the lawsuit also challenges the additional charge of a “charity fee” on each event ticket of as much as $1.25, even though the charity is not named.

A week after the Tennessee Performing Arts Center ended its relationship Ticketmaster, the Pepsi Center in Denver announced last week that it would not be renewing its ticketing contract with the company. According to TicketNews, the Pepsi Center will instead be teaming-up with the arena’s own in-house ticketing company, TicketHorse. Kroenke Sports Enterprises (KSE), which owns the Pepsi Center, founded TicketHorse in 2006 in order to create one source for event tickets to all the sports teams and venues the company owns, which includes Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Colorado Rapids, and the Paramount Theatre.

The top eleven spots in the Top Overall Sellers rankings remained the same this week with Ticketmaster sitting on top with a power score of 32.31. StubHub followed in the rankings with a power score of 18.24. TicketsNow and Live Nation finished in third and fourth with power scores of 7.07 and 6.85, respectively.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 07-04-09 WE 06-27-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 32.31 1 31.82 1 32.21
StubHub.com 2 18.24 2 18.24 2 18.35
TicketsNow.com 3 7.07 3 7.01 3 7.12
LiveNation.com 4 6.85 4 6.70 4 6.90
TicketLiquidator.com 5 4.22 5 4.14 5 4.13
TicketCity.com 6 2.35 6 2.42 6 2.39
TicketWeb.com 7 1.52 7 1.49 7 1.50
Telecharge.com 8 1.50 8 1.46 8 1.48
ETix.com 9 1.36 9 1.39 9.5 1.29
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 10 1.27 10 1.30 10 1.27
AceTicket.com 11 1.17 11 1.15 10.5 1.20
Tickets.com 12 1.09 13 1.08 12.5 1.08
RazorGator.com 13 1.07 14 1.03 13 1.05
GoTickets.com 14 1.02 12 1.11 13.75 0.99
JumboTickets.com 15 0.93 17 0.88 15.75 0.90
TickCo.com 16 0.89 16 0.90 17.75 0.80
BrownPaperTickets.com 17 0.80 20 0.74 18.25 0.75
Vividseats.com 18 0.79 15 0.91 16 0.86
EventTicketsCenter.com 19 0.77 19 0.79 18.5 0.76
TicketTango.com 20 0.60 25 0.58 24.25 0.55

StubHub remained atop the Top Secondary Sellers rankings with a power score of 32.70. TicketsNow finished once again as the runner-up, garnering a power score of 12.98. Ace Ticket and RazorGator leaped over GoTickets this week, moving up to spots six and seven respectively.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 07-04-09 WE 06-27-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 32.70 1 32.04 1 32.78
TicketsNow.com 2 12.98 2 12.59 2 13.02
TicketLiquidator.com 3 8.00 3 7.65 3 7.76
TicketCity.com 4 4.44 4 4.46 4 4.52
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 2.66 5 2.65 5.25 2.63
AceTicket.com 6 2.29 7 2.12 6.25 2.31
RazorGator.com 7 2.25 8 2.09 7 2.18
GoTickets.com 8 2.18 6 2.34 8 2.10
JumboTickets.com 9 2.02 11 1.77 9.75 1.89
TickCo.com 10 1.92 10 1.88 12 1.68
Vividseats.com 11 1.67 9 1.91 9.5 1.83
EventTicketsCenter.com 12 1.62 13 1.69 12 1.63
TicketTango.com 13 1.39 17 1.30 16.5 1.23
ABCTickets.com 14 1.33 18 1.29 14.75 1.31
TicketNetwork.com 15 1.26 14 1.39 14.25 1.30
TicketsZoom.com 16 1.20 12 1.76 15 1.33
OnlineSeats.com 17 1.19 15 1.35 18.5 1.12
FindTicketsFast.com 18 1.12 19 1.23 17.25 1.19
TicketSpot.com 19 1.07 16 1.30 17.5 1.17
BuyBetterTickets.com 20 0.92 21 1.08 19.25 1.05

Comcasttix is the latest addition to the Top Primary Sellers rankings finishing at number ten with a power score of 0.49. The other nine spots were unchanged with Ticketmaster finishing in first position with a power score of 64.99.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 07-04-09 WE 06-27-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 64.99 1 65.10 1 65.12
LiveNation.com 2 14.01 2 13.95 2 14.18
TicketWeb.com 3 3.08 3 3.06 3 3.05
Telecharge.com 4 3.02 4 2.99 4 3.00
ETix.com 5 2.82 5 2.97 5 2.72
Tickets.com 6 2.41 6 2.45 6 2.40
BrownPaperTickets.com 7 1.61 7 1.52 7 1.54
Tix.com 8 1.08 8 1.06 8 1.11
Wantickets.com 9 0.81 9 0.82 9 0.82
Comcasttix.com 10 0.49 11 0.38 10.75 0.42

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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