TicketNews today released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending August 30, and Wicked is on top again (5.38), with the New...

TicketNews today released its Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending August 30, and Wicked is on top again (5.38), with the New York Yankees selling enough tickets for the title of second best selling event overall (2.40). U2 returns to the top three with a 2.38 power score, beating out Jersey Boys (four, 2.38) and KISS (2.24), who break into the top ten due to sales for its ‘Alive 25’ tour. Texas Longhorns football moves from number fourteen to number six (1.90), beating out concert favorites Britney Spears (eight, 1.59) and Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler (nine, 1.50). Billy Elliot closes out the overall top ten with a 1.44 power score.

The Yankees (4.82) and Longhorns (4.14) take the top two spots in the Top Sports Events rankings with NFL teams following, including the Pittsburgh Steelers (three, 2.96), Green Bay Packers (four, 2.48), Dallas Cowboys (five, 2.43), New England Patriots (seven, 2.03), and the New York Giants (eight, 1.89). Baseball’s other popular favorite, the Boston Red Sox are number six (2.40). The WWE (1.75) and Ohio State Buckeyes (1.62) are numbers nine and ten.

Along with U2 (6.67) and KISS (6.27), Miley Cyrus has a popular ticket, as she is number six (3.18) in the Top Concert Events rankings. Newcomer Miley beats Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (seven, 2.44) in these rankings. Blink 182 & Weezer are number eight (1.81). Metallica has been around for a while and fans still want to see them; they’re number nine (1.75) in these rankings. At number ten: Kings of Leon (1.69).

“Wicked” is of course the top theater show (33.86). Other shows in the theater top ten: Phantom of the Opera (five, 2.91), South Pacific (six, 2.61), and So You Think You Can Dance? (eight, 2.31). Mamma Mia! is back in the theater rankings at number nine, power score 2.02).

Behind “Wicked” (26.56) in the Broadway rankings are Lion King (four, 5.39), A Steady Rain (five, 4.31), and West Side Story (seven, 3.58). God of Carnage is number ten (2.10).

Bette Midler stays in the number one spot in the Vegas rankings with a 48.22 power score. Cher follows with a 32.39 power score. Cirque du Soleil – O rises to number three (4.26) from number five and Donny & Marie Osmond fall to number four (3.61) from number three. Jay Leno breaks in at number five (1.99), beating the Blue Man Group (six, 1.90) and Le Reve (seven, 0.91). Back in the Vegas top ten after a hiatus: Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular (eight, 0.83) and “Jersey Boys” (nine, 0.82). And at number ten is Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (0.78).

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 8/30/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 5.38
2 New York Yankees Tickets 2.40
3 U2 Tickets 2.38
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.38
5 Kiss Tickets 2.24
6 Texas Longhorns Tickets 1.90
7 AC/DC Tickets 1.89
8 Britney Spears Tickets 1.59
9 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 1.50
10 Billy Elliot Tickets 1.44

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 8/30/2009

      Event Score
1 U2 Tickets 6.67
2 Kiss Tickets 6.27
3 AC/DC Tickets 5.28
4 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 4.19
5 Britney Spears Tickets 3.95
6 Miley Cyrus Tickets 3.18
7 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets 2.44
8 Blink 182 & Weezer Tickets 1.81
9 Metallica Tickets 1.75
10 Kings of Leon Tickets 1.69

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 8/30/2009

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 4.82
2 Texas Longhorns Tickets 4.14
3 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 2.96
4 Green Bay Packers Tickets 2.48
5 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.43
6 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.40
7 New England Patriots Tickets 2.03
8 New York Giants Tickets 1.89
9 WWE Tickets 1.75
10 Ohio State Buckeyes Tickets 1.62
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 8/30/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 33.86
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 15.45
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 9.45
4 Lion King Tickets 4.53
5 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.91
6 South Pacific Tickets 2.61
7 A Steady Rain Tickets 2.43
8 So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets 2.31
9 West Side Story Tickets 2.02
10 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.97

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 8/30/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 26.56
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 17.86
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 16.60
4 Lion King Tickets 5.39
5 A Steady Rain Tickets 4.31
6 South Pacific Tickets 3.63
7 West Side Story Tickets 3.58
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.63
9 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.53
10 God of Carnage Tickets 2.10

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 8/30/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 48.22
2 Cher Tickets 32.39
3 Cirque du Soleil – O Tickets 4.26
4 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 3.61
5 Jay Leno Tickets 1.99
6 Blue Man Group Tickets 1.90
7 Le Reve Tickets 0.91
8 Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 0.83
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 0.82
10 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 0.78