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).
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.