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...

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.

The Broadway rankings have “Wicked” (30.80) on top with a list of popular favorites following, including Little Mermaid (six, 3.83), Hair (eight, 2.16), and Mamma Mia! (nine, 1.91).

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.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 8/09/2009

1Wicked Tickets5.25
2New York Yankees Tickets4.16
3Jersey Boys Tickets2.62
4So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets2.01
5Jonas Brothers Tickets1.77
6Boston Red Sox Tickets1.72
7U2 Tickets1.68
8Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.54
9AC/DC Tickets1.30
10D.C. United Tickets1.27

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 8/09/2009

1U2 Tickets4.42
2Jonas Brothers Tickets4.36
3AC/DC Tickets3.40
4Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets2.85
5Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Benefit Concert Tickets2.81
6Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.70
7Paul McCartney Tickets2.70
8Kenny Chesney Tickets2.55
9Leonard Cohen Tickets2.27
10Miley Cyrus Tickets2.07

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 8/09/2009

1New York Yankees Tickets8.75
2Boston Red Sox Tickets4.20
3Dallas Cowboys Tickets3.59
4Texas Longhorns Tickets2.76
5FC Barcelona Tickets2.20
6Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.16
7Seattle Seahawks Tickets2.12
8Chicago Cubs Tickets2.00
9Manny Pacquiao Tickets1.98
10Ohio State Buckeyes Tickets1.96

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 8/09/2009

1Wicked Tickets31.46
2Jersey Boys Tickets16.22
3So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets12.47
4Billy Elliot Tickets7.25
5Fiddler On The Roof Tickets3.62
6Lion King Tickets2.84
7West Side Story Tickets2.46
8Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.72
9Mamma Mia! Tickets1.64
10South Pacific Tickets1.59

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 8/09/2009

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

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 8/09/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets52.12
2Cher Tickets34.63
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets4.05
4Jersey Boys Tickets2.08
5Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.11
6Criss Angel: Believe Tickets0.94
7Penn & Teller Tickets0.91
8David Copperfield Tickets0.89
9Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets0.80
10Bite Tickets0.62