Wicked is back on top of TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending July 27. With a 4.87 power score, the...

Wicked is back on top of TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending July 27. With a 4.87 power score, the musical takes the number one spot from Paul McCartney (4.74). In third is the Concacaf Gold Cup Final (4.70), followed by the New York Yankees (2.69). So You Think You Can Dance? is five overall (2.47). The Jonas Brothers were number three in the last rankings but now they slip to number six (2.37). The Boston Red Sox still make the overall top ten, this time at number seven (2.29). They beat out the Jersey Boys (eight, 2.15) and U2 (nine, 1.53). Billy Elliot has a 1.34 power score, good enough for number ten.

The Concacaf Final, Yankees, and Red Sox take the top three spots in the Top Sports Events rankings, followed by the Chicago Cubs (four, 2.77) and the Minnesota Vikings (five, 2.77). Manny Pacquiao is back in the sports rankings at number six (2.40). He edges ahead of the Chelsea FC (seven, 2.27). The Dallas Cowboys (2.22) beat the Denver Broncos (2.15) for number eight. Number ten belongs to the WWE (2.11).

Paul McCartney has the lead in the concert rankings. Behind him is the Dave Matthews Band (four, 2.76). Rockers AC/DC are back in the concert top ten (five, 2.28). Moving up from number ten to number six are Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (2.23). Miley Cyrus is selling tickets (seven, 2.40) and American Idols Live is still a popular show (eight, 2.22). Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are number nine (2.16) and Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel are ten (2.13).

The Top Theater Events rankings show Wicked on top with a 28.75 power score followed by So You Think You Can Dance? (14.92). Other top selling shows include Lion King (five, 4.37), Cirque du Soleil – Saltimbanco (seven, 2.49), and Fiddler On The Roof (eight, 2.42).
The Broadway top ten includes ” Lion King” (four, 7.80), West Side Story (five, 4.56), South Pacific (six, 3.83), and Little Mermaid (seven, 2.45). Closing out the Broadway top ten are Phantom of the Opera (eight, 2.16), A Steady Rain (nine, 1.91), and God of Carnage (ten, 1.87).

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Bette Midler stays on top of the Vegas rankings with a 42.04 power score and Cher follows with a 40.84 power score. In number three is Cirque du Soleil – O (5.77), followed by Jay Leno (3.04) and two other Cirque du Soleil shows: Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (five, 1.68) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (six, 0.89). Tony N Tina’s Wedding is seven (0.84) and Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity is eight (0.82). In nine and ten are Barry Manilow (0.81) and Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular (0.75).

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 7/26/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets4.87
2Paul McCartney Tickets4.74
3Concacaf Gold Cup Final Tickets4.70
4New York Yankees Tickets2.69
5So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets2.47
6Jonas Brothers Tickets2.37
7Boston Red Sox Tickets2.29
8Jersey Boys Tickets2.15
9U2 Tickets1.53
10Billy Elliot Tickets1.34

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 7/26/2009

     EventScore
1Paul McCartney Tickets11.31
2Jonas Brothers Tickets5.44
3U2 Tickets3.66
4Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.76
5AC/DC Tickets2.28
6Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.23
7Miley Cyrus Tickets2.40
8American Idols Live Tickets2.22
9Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets2.16
10Nickelback; Hinder; Papa Roach & Saving Abel Tickets2.13

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 7/26/2009

     EventScore
1Concacaf Gold Cup Final Tickets12.39
2New York Yankees Tickets6.45
3Boston Red Sox Tickets5.74
4Chicago Cubs Tickets2.77
5Minnesota Vikings Tickets2.77
6Manny Pacquiao Tickets2.40
7Chelsea FC Tickets2.27
8Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.22
9Denver Broncos Tickets2.15
10WWE Tickets2.11
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 7/26/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets28.75
2So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets14.92
3Jersey Boys Tickets12.74
4Billy Elliot Tickets7.94
5Lion King Tickets4.37
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets4.24
7Cirque du Soleil – Saltimbanco Tickets2.49
8Fiddler On The Roof Tickets2.42
9West Side Story Tickets2.25
10South Pacific Tickets2.01

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 7/26/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets30.80
2Billy Elliot Tickets16.30
3Jersey Boys Tickets14.69
4Lion King Tickets7.80
5West Side Story Tickets4.56
6South Pacific Tickets3.83
7Little Mermaid Tickets2.45
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.16
9A Steady Rain Tickets1.91
10God of Carnage Tickets1.87

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 7/26/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets42.04
2Cher Tickets40.84
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets5.77
4Jay Leno Tickets3.04
5Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.68
6Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets0.89
7Tony N Tina’s Wedding Tickets0.84
8Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets0.82
9Barry Manilow Tickets0.81
10Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.75

Last Updated on July 29, 2009 by By Petrina Crockford