Wicked is still number one overall (power score 5.94) in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending September 6, but U2 gains...

Wicked is still number one overall (power score 5.94) in TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending September 6, but U2 gains some ground, moving to number two (2.22) from their previously held number three spot. Jersey Boys make number three overall (2.15), beating out sports’ top sellers the New York Yankees (four, 2.06), the Texas Longhorns (five, 1.96), Pittsburgh Steelers (eight, 1.33), and the Dallas Cowboys (ten. 1.17). Also making a strong showing in the overall top ten: Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (six, 1.38), Billy Elliot (seven, 1.38), and AC/DC (nine, 1.32).

The Longhorns dominate the sports rankings with a 3.89 power score; other top ticket-selling teams include the Green Bay Packers (five, 2.05), the New York Giants (six, 1.90), and the New England Patriots (seven, 1.81). Rounding out the sports top ten are a few more of NFL’s most popular teams: the Chicago Bears (eight, 1.74), Denver Broncos (nine, 1.71), and the Minnesota Vikings (ten, 1.65).

U2 of course sits atop the concert rankings with a 7.11 power score. Miley Cyrus is still a popular ticket, as she makes number four (3.65) in these rankings. KISS is still popular too, making number five (3.55) and pulling ahead of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (six, 3.32). The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is back in the rankings (seven, 3.26) after announcing holiday show dates, as is Keith Urban (eight, 2.77). Britney Spears falls to number nine (2.29) from number five, and Metallica is number ten with a 2.18 power score.

Behind “Wicked” (35.80) in the theater rankings are Lion King (four, 4.26), A Steady Rain (five, 3.79) and Phantom of the Opera (six, 3.23). Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays debuts in these rankings at number eight (2.32). West Side Story (nine, 2.14) and South Pacific (ten, 1.92) close out the theater top ten.

The top Broadway events include Hamlet (six, 4.73), Andrea Bocelli (nine, 2.62), and Mamma Mia! (ten, 2.45).

Cher overthrows Bette Midler for the title of Diva with the Top Selling Vegas Show. She has a 45.56 power score, as opposed to Midler’s 30.25 power score. In the number three spot (7.50) is David Copperfield, who beats out fellow magician Criss Angel (four, 3.79). Cirque du Soleil shows dominate the rest of the Vegas top ten, beginning with Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (five, 2.48), and continuing with Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (six, 2.05), Cirque du Soleil – O (seven, 1.97), and Cirque du Soleil – KÀ. Donny & Marie Osmond are number nine (1.15) and The Soprano’s Last Supper is number ten, power score 0.97.

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 9/06/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.94
2U2 Tickets2.22
3Jersey Boys Tickets2.15
4New York Yankees Tickets2.06
5Texas Longhorns Tickets1.96
6Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets1.38
7Billy Elliot Tickets1.38
8Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.33
9AC/DC Tickets1.32
10Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.17

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/06/2009

     EventScore
1U2 Tickets7.11
2Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets4.43
3AC/DC Tickets4.22
4Miley Cyrus Tickets3.65
5Kiss Tickets3.55
6Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets3.26
7Trans-siberian Orchestra Tickets2.77
8Keith Urban Tickets2.29
9Britney Spears Tickets2.18
10Metallica Tickets1.84

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/06/2009

     EventScore
1Texas Longhorns Tickets3.89
2New York Yankees Tickets3.43
3Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.63
4Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.33
5Green Bay Packers Tickets2.05
6New York Giants Tickets1.90
7New England Patriots Tickets1.81
8Chicago Bears Tickets1.74
9Denver Broncos Tickets1.71
10Minnesota Vikings Tickets1.65
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/06/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets35.80
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.97
3Billy Elliot Tickets8.31
4Lion King Tickets4.26
5A Steady Rain Tickets3.79
6Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.23
7Hamlet Tickets2.55
8Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays Tickets2.32
9West Side Story Tickets2.14
10South Pacific Tickets1.92

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/06/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets25.23
2Billy Elliot Tickets15.04
3Jersey Boys Tickets15.02
4A Steady Rain Tickets7.03
5Lion King Tickets6.78
6Hamlet Tickets4.73
7West Side Story Tickets3.98
8South Pacific Tickets3.00
9Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.62
10Mamma Mia! Tickets2.45

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/06/2009

     EventScore
1Cher Tickets45.56
2Bette Midler Tickets30.25
3David Copperfield Tickets7.50
4Criss Angel: Believe Tickets3.79
5Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets2.48
6Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets2.05
7Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets1.97
8Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.36
9Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.15
10The Soprano’s Last Supper Tickets0.97