“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending August 8, 2009” August 12, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – The third ranked overall seller Live...

“Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending August 8, 2009”

August 12, 2009 (Vernon, CT) – The third ranked overall seller Live Nation is facing another lawsuit, this time from Philadelphia festival promoter Popped!. According to TicketNews, Popped! CEO/President Alexis Rosenzweig alleges that Live Nation broke a legally binding contract with the festival when the live entertainment giant cut its ties with the Philly promoter’s third annual Popped! Festival. Rosenzweig is also alleging tortuous interference by Live Nation for preventing The Roots from playing at a 2008 Popped! festival. Although The Roots had a deal with Popped!, Live Nation allegedly convinced The Roots to play at a Live Nation event several weeks earlier instead.

This week, Live Nation also reported a six percent drop in revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008, and the company’s operating income also fell significantly. According to TicketNews, the company generated revenues of $1.06 billion in Q2, compared to $1.13 billion in 2008. It also posted a drop in operating income for the quarter of nearly sixty percent to $11.5 million, down from $27.8 million in 2008, but that was prior to accumulating merger-related expenses of $14.9 million, which resulted in an overall operating loss of $3.4 million.

Live Nation was also able to move up one spot in the Top Overall Sellers rankings to number three with a power score of 7.57. Ticketmaster kept its number one positionwith a power score of 29.97 and it was followed by StubHub with a power score of 19.59.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Seller WE 08-08-09 WE 08-01-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 29.97 1 31.80 1 31.46
StubHub.com 2 19.59 2 18.94 2 18.90
LiveNation.com 3 7.57 4 7.02 3.25 7.25
TicketsNow.com 4 5.58 3 7.10 3.75 6.67
TicketLiquidator.com 5 3.28 5 3.55 5 3.51
Telecharge.com 6 2.30 7 1.98 7.75 1.86
TicketCity.com 7 2.16 6 2.14 6.25 2.18
ETix.com 8 1.72 9 1.46 8.5 1.52
TicketWeb.com 9 1.56 8 1.78 8 1.71
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 10 1.30 10 1.18 9.75 1.27
RazorGator.com 11 1.08 15 0.92 13.5 0.99
Tix.com 12 1.06 27 0.48 23.5 0.59
Tickets.com 13 1.01 11 1.08 11.25 1.13
GoTickets.com 14 1.00 14 0.94 13.25 0.99
TickCo.com 15 0.98 13 0.98 14.5 0.97
TicketNetwork.com 16 0.96 19 0.70 17.75 0.79
Vividseats.com 17 0.95 12 0.99 13.5 1.02
BrownPaperTickets.com 18 0.87 20 0.69 19.25 0.74
EventTicketsCenter.com 19 0.87 17 0.72 18.25 0.75
TicketZoom.com 20 0.80 23 0.55 23 0.60

The top five companies on the Top Secondary Sellers rankings remained the same this week with StubHub on top with a power score of 35.31. Razor Gator moved up three spots to number six this week with a power score of 2.22. TicketNetwork found its way into the top ten with a power score of 1.99.

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Seller WE 08-08-09 WE 08-01-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
StubHub.com 1 35.31 1 34.53 1 34.37
TicketsNow.com 2 10.39 2 13.23 2 12.43
TicketLiquidator.com 3 6.29 3 6.81 3 6.74
TicketCity.com 4 4.14 4 4.20 4 4.23
CoasttoCoastTickets.com 5 2.66 5 2.46 5 2.64
RazorGator.com 6 2.22 9 1.94 7.5 2.09
GoTickets.com 7 2.06 8 2.01 7 2.10
TickCo.com 8 2.04 6 2.07 7.75 2.05
TicketNetwork.com 9 1.99 12 1.53 11 1.70
Vividseats.com 10 1.94 7 2.05 8 2.09
EventTicketsCenter.com 11 1.86 10 1.59 11 1.64
TicketsZoom.com 12 1.66 15 1.19 15.25 1.28
JumboTickets.com 13 1.35 13 1.51 12.25 1.51
ABCTickets.com 14 1.35 14 1.25 14.75 1.27
TicketTango.com 15 1.34 17 1.11 15.25 1.29
AceTicket.com 16 1.32 11 1.56 12.5 1.50
TicketSpot.com 17 1.22 16 1.18 16.75 1.18
BuyBetterTickets.com 18 1.20 21 0.86 20.25 0.91
FindTicketsFast.com 19 1.16 19 0.99 19 0.99
OnlineSeats.com 20 1.15 18 1.06 17.5 1.17

Ticketmaster is once again the Top Primary Seller with a power score of 60.12. It was followed in the rankings by Live Nation and Telecharge with power scores of 15.16 and 4.60, respectively. Etix moved up one position to number four, while Tix.com moved up two spots to the seventh position.

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Seller WE 08-08-09 WE 08-01-09 4 Week Avg
Rank Power Score Rank Power Score Rank Power Score
Ticketmaster.com 1 60.12 1 63.20 1 62.59
LiveNation.com 2 15.16 2 13.94 2 14.40
Telecharge.com 3 4.60 3 3.92 3.75 3.69
ETix.com 4 3.60 5 3.04 4.5 3.16
TicketWeb.com 5 3.15 4 3.56 4 3.41
Tickets.com 6 2.29 6 2.40 5.75 2.52
Tix.com 7 2.23 9 1.08 8.5 1.27
BrownPaperTickets.com 8 1.75 7 1.39 7.25 1.48
Wantickets.com 9 1.04 8 1.26 8.25 1.17
Comcasttix.com 10 0.57 10 0.52 10.5 0.53

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry’s ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller’s website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world’s largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller’s category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

1. Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a
24-hour period).
2. Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor
without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
3. Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique
visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.
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