The rankings are in, and the Minnesota Vikings (plus Brett Favre) make a strong showing, leaping to number two (3.67) on the Top Combined...

The rankings are in, and the Minnesota Vikings (plus Brett Favre) make a strong showing, leaping to number two (3.67) on the Top Combined Events chart, behind the number one ranked Wicked (5.31). Jersey Boys remained at number three (2.38) while another NFL team, the Green Bay Packers appear at number four (2.33). The New York Yankees are at number five (2.03) and U2 are at six (1.97). The Boston Red Sox (seven, 1.89) edged ahead of Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (eight, 1.83), who take a tumble from their previously held number two spot. Manny Pacquiao is back in the rankings for his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto at number nine (1.60). Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are still selling tickets, enough to propel them to the number ten position (1.50) from number fifteen.

In addition to the above musicians, AC/DC still has a top selling ticket, as that band is number three (3.89) in the Top Concert Events rankings. The Jonas Brothers fall from number two to number five (3.42). Fresh on the start of a new leg of her Circus tour, Britney Spears makes number six (3.05). Miley Cyrus is back in the concert rankings at number seven (2.23), and Pearl Jam make an appearance at number ten (1.83). Kenny Chesney is eight (2.09) and Kings of Leon are nine (1.88).

NFL teams dominate the sports rankings, and behind the Vikings (7.53) and Packers (4.77) are the Dallas Cowboys (seven, 2.54), Pittsburgh Steelers (eight, 2.27), and the Denver Broncos (nine. 1.79). The Texas Longhorns sneak in at number six (2.62) and rounding out the sports top ten is the WWE with a 1.96 power score.

With a 35.04 power score, “Wicked” dominates the Top Theater Event rankings, followed by “Jersey Boys” (15.64), Billy Elliot (8.74) and So You Think You Can Dance? (four, 3.34). Fiddler on the Roof is number six (3.09) and South Pacific is number ten, power score 1.76.

The top three Broadway shows match the theater top three, with Little Mermaid following in number four (5.10). Lion King is number five (4.63) and at numbers six and seven are A Steady Rain (3.15) and West Side Story (3.06). Mamma Mia! reenters the Broadway rankings at number eight (3.00) and Phantom of the Opera closes the top ten with a 2.55 power score.

Bette Midler stays number on in the Vegas rankings with a 48.00 power score. Cher follows with a 33.03 power score. Donny & Marie Osmond (three, 2.74) are back in the Vegas top ten after a brief hiatus, as is Criss Angel: Believe (four, 1.97). Cirque du Soleil shows dominate the Las Vegas top ten, including: Cirque du Soleil – O (five, 1.90), Cirque du Soleil – KÀ (six, 1.66), and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (nine, 1.00). Vegas favorites the Blue Man Group are number seven (1.31) and pull ahead of Le Reve (eight, 1.21). Magician David Copperfield comes in this week at number ten with a power score of 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 8/23/2009

1Wicked Tickets5.31
2Minnesota Vikings Tickets3.67
3Jersey Boys Tickets2.38
4Green Bay Packers Tickets2.33
5New York Yankees Tickets2.03
6U2 Tickets1.97
7Boston Red Sox Tickets1.89
8Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets1.83
9Manny Pacquiao Tickets1.60
10Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets1.50

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 8/23/2009

1U2 Tickets5.25
2Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets4.86
3AC/DC Tickets3.89
4Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets3.59
5Jonas Brothers Tickets3.42
6Britney Spears Tickets3.05
7Miley Cyrus Tickets2.23
8Kenny Chesney Tickets2.09
9Kings of Leon Tickets1.88
10Pearl Jam Tickets1.83

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 8/23/2009

1Minnesota Vikings Tickets7.53
2Green Bay Packers Tickets4.77
3New York Yankees Tickets4.15
4Boston Red Sox Tickets3.31
5Manny Pacquiao Tickets3.27
6Texas Longhorns Tickets2.62
7Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.54
8Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.27
9Denver Broncos Tickets1.79
10WWE Tickets1.58

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 8/23/2009

1Wicked Tickets35.04
2Jersey Boys Tickets15.64
3Billy Elliot Tickets8.74
4So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets3.34
5Lion King Tickets3.23
6Fiddler On The Roof Tickets3.09
7Little Mermaid Tickets2.63
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.51
9Mamma Mia! Tickets2.00
10South Pacific Tickets1.76

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 8/23/2009

1Wicked Tickets29.38
2Jersey Boys Tickets18.00
3Billy Elliot Tickets16.98
4Little Mermaid Tickets5.10
5Lion King Tickets4.63
6A Steady Rain Tickets3.15
7West Side Story Tickets3.06
8Mamma Mia! Tickets3.00
9South Pacific Tickets2.89
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.55

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 8/23/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets48.00
2Cher Tickets33.03
3Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets2.74
4Criss Angel: Believe Tickets1.97
5Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets1.90
6Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.66
7Blue Man Group Tickets1.31
8Le Reve Tickets1.21
9Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets1.00
10David Copperfield Tickets0.75