The Weekly Top Event rankings are in for the week ending August 9, and with a 5.25 power score Wicked is number one overall for the third straight week. Staying at numbers two and three are the New York Yankees (4.16) and Jersey Boys (2.62). So You Think You Can Dance? moves up to number four (2.01) from number seven, and the Jonas Brothers stay at number five (1.77). The Boston Red Sox fall from their previously held number four spot to number six (1.72), and U2 follows in number five (1.68). The Dallas Cowboys enter into the overall top ten at number eight (1.54), edging ahead of AC/DC (nine, 1.30) and D.C. United (ten, 1.27).
The sports top ten show the Yankees (8.75), Red Sox (4.20) and Cowboys (3.59) on top, followed by the Texas Longhorns (four, 2.76) and FC Barcelona (five, 2.20). Last year’s Super Bowl champs, the Pittsburgh Steelers (six, 2.16) beat the Seattle Seahawks (seven. 2.12) in these rankings. The Chicago Cubs are number eight (2.00). Manny Pacquiao slips from number four in the last rankings to number nine in these, and the Ohio State Buckeyes make number ten (1.96).
U2 has the number one concert in the Top Concert Events rankings. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are still selling tickets, enough to give them the number four spot (2.85) and a lead over a rankings newcomer, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Concert (five, 2.81). Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler are number six (2.70). Paul McCartney led the concert rankings for a while and now he’s number seven (2.70). Kenny Chesney stays at number eight (2.55) while Leonard Cohen (2.27) and Miley Cyrus (2.07) make the concert top ten again, at numbers nine and ten.
Behind “Wicked” (31.46) and “Jersey Boys” (16.22) in the Top Theater Events rankings are Billy Elliot (four, 7.25), Fiddler on the Roof (five, 3.62) and Lion King (six, 2.84). West Side Story is number seven (2.46) while perennial favorite Phantom of the Opera is number eight (1.72). Closing out the theater top ten with a 1.59 power score is South Pacific.
Bette Midler presides over the Las Vegas rankings with a 52.12 power score. Cher trails behind Midler with a 34.63 power score. Cirque du Soleil – O is number three (4.05) and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ is number five (1.11). Though he may be newer on the block, according to these rankings Criss Angel (six, 0.94) is selling more tickets than Penn & Teller (seven, 0.91), who are selling more than David Copperfield (eight. 0.89). Cirque du Soleil – Mystere makes number nine (0.80) and Bite comes in at number ten (0.30).
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.