Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler gained ground in TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events Rankings, taking the number two spot (2.26) behind Wicked (5.82). Jersey...

Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler gained ground in TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events Rankings, taking the number two spot (2.26) behind Wicked (5.82). Jersey Boys (number three, 2.15) place ahead of the New York Yankees (four, 2.08) and the Jonas Brothers (five, 1.98). AC/DC (six, 1.86) and U2 (seven, 1.81) represent the rockers in the overall top ten. Numbers eight through ten belong to sports teams: the Boston Red Sox (eight, 1.52), Dallas Cowboys (nine, 1.51), and Pittsburgh Steelers (ten, 1.23).

The sports rankings show college football teams are making a strong showing, including the Texas Longhorns (five, 2.80) and the Ohio State Buckeyes (six, 2.59). The Chicago Cubs make the sports rankings at number seven (1.95) and with the official start of NFL season around the corner, NFL teams dominate the rest of the sports top ten, with the New England Patriots at number eight (1.92), followed by the New York Giants (nine, 1.54) and the Denver Broncos (ten, 1.51).

It’s not just Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler who are selling concert tickets: Kenny Chesney (five, 2.82) still has a popular show, as do Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (six, 261) and Dave Matthews Band (seven, 2.43). Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach & Saving Abel make number eight (2.10). New to the concert rankings and in at number nine are Kings of Leon (1.85), followed by Depeche Mode (ten, 1.83).

With a 35.96 power score, “Wicked” takes the title of Top Theater Event. Other top selling shows include Billy Elliot (three, 7.59) and So You Think You Can Dance? (four, 5.44). Fiddler on the Roof is number six (2.27) and closing out the theater top ten are Phantom of the Opera (nine, 1.85) and A Steady Rain (ten, 1.77).

Popular ticket selling shows according to the Broadway rankings include Lion King (four, 6.10), West Side Story (five, 3.93), and Little Mermaid (seven, 3.20). Hair is the number nine (2.60) Broadway show, and South Pacific is number ten (2.51).

Bette Midler is selling tickets for her Vegas show, enough for number one (45.22) in the Vegas rankings. Cher is number two with a 36.95 power score. Cirque du Soleil – O is number three (4.44), followed by Le Reve (four, 1.80) and Cirque du Soleil – Mystere (five, 1.22). Jay Leno makes number six (1.16), pulling just ahead of Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular (seven, 1.14) and Tony N Tina’s Wedding (eight, 1.10). Rounding out the Vegas top ten are Jubilee! (nine, 0.90) and Blue Man Group (ten, 0.82).

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 8/16/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 5.82
2 Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler Tickets 2.26
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.15
4 New York Yankees Tickets 2.08
5 Jonas Brothers Tickets 1.98
6 AC/DC Tickets 1.86
7 U2 Tickets 1.80
8 Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.52
9 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.51
10 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 1.23

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 8/16/2009

      Event Score
1 Taylor Swift and Kellie Pickler Tickets 5.85
2 Jonas Brothers Tickets 5.13
3 AC/DC Tickets 4.80
4 U2 Tickets 4.69
5 Kenny Chesney Tickets 2.82
6 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets 2.61
7 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.43
8 Nickelback, Hinder, Papa Roach and Saving Abel Tickets 2.1
9 Kings Of Leon Tickets 1.85
10 Depeche Mode Tickets 1.83

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 8/16/2009

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 4.76
2 Boston Red Sox Tickets 3.48
3 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 3.45
4 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 2.82
5 Texas Longhorns Tickets 2.8
6 Ohio State Buckeyes Tickets 2.59
7 Chicago Cubs Tickets 1.95
8 New England Patriots Tickets 1.92
9 New York Giants Tickets 1.54
10 Denver Broncos Tickets 1.51
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 8/16/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 35.96
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 13.52
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 7.59
4 So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets 5.44
5 Lion King Tickets 4.38
6 Fiddler On The Roof Tickets 2.27
7 West Side Story Tickets 2.14
8 Little Mermaid Tickets 2.11
9 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 1.85
10 A Steady Rain Tickets 1.77

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 8/16/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 31.28
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 14.01
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 13.94
4 Lion King Tickets 6.10
5 West Side Story Tickets 3.93
6 A Steady Rain Tickets 3.25
7 Little Mermaid Tickets 3.20
8 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.73
9 Hair Tickets 2.60
10 South Pacific Tickets 2.51

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 8/16/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 45.22
2 Cher Tickets 39.95
3 Cirque du Soleil – O Tickets 4.44
4 Cirque du Soleil – Le Reve Tickets 1.80
5 Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets 1.22
6 Jay Leno Tickets 1.16
7 Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 1.14
8 Tony N Tinas Wedding Tickets 1.10
9 Jubilee! Tickets 0.90
10 Blue Man Group Tickets 0.82