Wicked is still the top selling event with a 4.55 power score, according to TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending September...

Wicked is still the top selling event with a 4.55 power score, according to TicketNews’s Weekly Top Events rankings for the week ending September 13. Holding on to the number two spot is U2 (3.30) and in number three for the second week is Jersey Boys (2.32). The New York Yankees stay at number four (1.82). Making a big leap in these rankings, from their previously held number fifteen spot to number five (1.70) is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The New York Giants also make a big leap, to number six (1.54) from number sixteen, outranking the Pittsburgh Steelers (seven, 1.46), Dallas Cowboys (eight, 1.35), and the Green Bay Packers (ten, 1.33).

The Yankees (3.52), Steelers (3.08), and Cowboys (2.86) take numbers one through three in the sports rankings, with the Texas Longhorns (2.82) and U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 24 (2.58) following. NFL teams dominate the rest of top ten spots, starting with the New England Patriots (six, 2.42) and including the Chicago Bears (nine, 2.03) and the Denver Broncos (ten, 2.01).

Jay-Z makes his debut in the Top Concert Events rankings at number three (4.16). Metallica gains ground, moving from number ten to number four (3.50). AC/DC is number five (3.48). Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band stay at number six (3.37), outselling KISS (seven, 3.30) and Miley Cyrus (eight, 3.16). Dave Matthews Band is back in the rankings at number nine (2.61), while Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler fall from their number two position in the last rankings to number ten (2.43).

With a 28.84 power score, Wicked dominates the Top Theater Events rankings. Jersey Boys (14.81) and Billy Elliot (7.32) are numbers two and three. Phantom of the Opera is still a theater favorite, taking number five (3.82) and outranking Hamlet (six, 3.76) and Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays (seven, 3.62). South Pacific closes out the theater top ten with a 2.31 power score.

The top three Broadway shows match the top three theater shows; A Steady Rain is number four in the Broadway rankings (7.61). Lion King is six (4.05) and West Side Story is seven (3.15). The play God of Carnage makes number nine (2.48) and Mamma Mia! is number ten (2.09).

In the world of Las Vegas ticket sales, Bette Midler takes back the top spot (46.05) from Cher (two, 44.29). Donny & Marie Osmond leap to number three (1.32) from their previously held number nine position. Barry Manilow is back in the Vegas rankings at number four (0.83), as are Jay Leno (five, 0.79) and Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular (six, 0.78). Cirque du Soleil – O is number seven (0.67), followed by Criss Angel (eight, 0.65) and Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity (nine, 0.65). Blue Man Group is number ten, power score 0.57

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 9/13/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 4.55
2 U2 Tickets 3.30
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.32
4 New York Yankees Tickets 1.82
5 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 1.70
6 New York Giants Tickets 1.54
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 1.46
8 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.35
9 Texas Longhorns Tickets 1.33
10 Green Bay Packers Tickets 1.33

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

      Event Score
1 U2 Tickets 9.08
2 Trans-siberian Orchestra Tickets 5.33
3 Jay Z Tickets 4.16
4 Metallica Tickets 3.50
5 AC/DC Tickets 3.48
6 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets 3.37
7 KISS Tickets 3.30
8 Miley Cyrus Tickets 3.16
9 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.61
10 Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets 2.43

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 3.52
2 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 3.08
3 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.86
4 Texas Longhorns Tickets 2.82
5 U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 24 Tickets 2.58
6 New England Patriots Tickets 2.42
7 New York Giants Tickets 2.31
8 Green Bay Packers Tickets 2.12
9 Chicago Bears Tickets 2.03
10 Denver Broncos Tickets 2.01
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 28.84
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 14.81
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 7.32
4 A Steady Rain Tickets 4.18
5 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.82
6 Hamlet Tickets 3.76
7 Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays Tickets 3.62
8 Lion King Tickets 3.45
9 Mary Poppins Tickets 2.37
10 South Pacific Tickets 2.31

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 20.91
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 20.15
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 12.93
4 A Steady Rain Tickets 7.61
5 Hamlet Tickets 6.84
6 Lion King Tickets 4.05
7 West Side Story Tickets 3.15
8 South Pacific Tickets 3.13
9 God of Carnage Tickets 2.48
10 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.09

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 46.05
2 Cher Tickets 44.29
3 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets 1.32
4 Barry Manilow Tickets 0.83
5 Jay Leno Tickets 0.79
6 Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 0.78
7 Cirque du Soleil – O Tickets 0.67
8 Criss Angel Tickets 0.65
9 Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 0.65
10 Blue Man Group Tickets 0.57