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

1Wicked Tickets4.55
2U2 Tickets3.30
3Jersey Boys Tickets2.32
4New York Yankees Tickets1.82
5Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets1.70
6 New York Giants Tickets1.54
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.46
8Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.35
9Texas Longhorns Tickets1.33
10Green Bay Packers Tickets1.33

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

1U2 Tickets9.08
2Trans-siberian Orchestra Tickets5.33
3Jay Z Tickets4.16
4Metallica Tickets3.50
5AC/DC Tickets3.48
6Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets3.37
7KISS Tickets3.30
8Miley Cyrus Tickets3.16
9Dave Matthews Band Tickets2.61
10Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.43

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

1New York Yankees Tickets3.52
2Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets3.08
3Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.86
4Texas Longhorns Tickets2.82
5U.S. Open Tennis Championship Session 24 Tickets2.58
6New England Patriots Tickets2.42
7New York Giants Tickets2.31
8Green Bay Packers Tickets2.12
9Chicago Bears Tickets2.03
10Denver Broncos Tickets2.01

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

1Wicked Tickets28.84
2Jersey Boys Tickets14.81
3Billy Elliot Tickets7.32
4A Steady Rain Tickets4.18
5Phantom of the Opera Tickets3.82
6Hamlet Tickets3.76
7Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays Tickets3.62
8Lion King Tickets3.45
9Mary Poppins Tickets2.37
10South Pacific Tickets2.31

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

1Wicked Tickets20.91
2Jersey Boys Tickets20.15
3Billy Elliot Tickets12.93
4A Steady Rain Tickets7.61
5Hamlet Tickets6.84
6Lion King Tickets4.05
7West Side Story Tickets3.15
8South Pacific Tickets3.13
9God of Carnage Tickets2.48
10Mamma Mia! Tickets2.09

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/13/2009

1Bette Midler Tickets46.05
2Cher Tickets44.29
3Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.32
4Barry Manilow Tickets0.83
5Jay Leno Tickets0.79
6Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.78
7Cirque du Soleil – O Tickets0.67
8Criss Angel Tickets0.65
9Cirque du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets0.65
10Blue Man Group Tickets0.57