ALCS and NLCS games propel baseball into the Weekly Top Event Rankings, according to TicketNews’s rankings for the week ending October 18, 2009. The...

ALCS and NLCS games propel baseball into the Weekly Top Event Rankings, according to TicketNews’s rankings for the week ending October 18, 2009. The New York Yankees ALCS series ranks number four overall (power score 2.10), behind Wicked (5.46), Jersey Boys (2.96), and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (three, 2.67); the Philadelphia Phillies NLCS series is number ten overall (1.55). NFL’s the Pittsburgh Steelers make the overall top ten, at number five (2.03), while the Texas Longhorns are number nine (1.57). Also making an appearance in the top ten: U2 (six, 1.86), Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (seven, 1.81), and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (eight, 1.68).

The Yankees ALCS (one, 4.63) beats out the Phillies NLCS (six, 2.37) and their ALCS opponents the LA Angels (seven, 2.36), in the sports rankings. Following the Steelers (3.50) and Longhorns (2.47) in number four are the Dallas Cowboys (2.92). Manny Pacquiao is back in the sports rankings, at number five (2.55). Rounding out the sports top ten: the New York Giants, who slip to number eight (2.07) from their number two spot in the last rankings; San Diego Chargers (nine, 1.90); and the New Orleans Saints (ten, 1.85).

The popular Radio City Christmas Spectacular sits on top of the Top Concert Events rankings (8.83). Perennial ticket seller Miley Cyrus is number five (3.98), followed by rockers AC/DC (3.69) and KISS (2.42). Jay Z moves up to number eight (2.39) from number ten, while Metallica (nine, 2.08) and Aventura (ten, 2.06) close out the concert top ten.

As usual, “Wicked” is the top show in the theater rankings (26.81). “Jersey Boys” is second most popular with buyers, earning a 14.70 power score, and Lion King is third (6.56). Mary Poppins ranks at number six (3.10). Singer Andrea Bocelli is number eight (2.75) and Hamlet is number nine (2.62). South Pacific is number ten with a 2.43 power score.

In the Broadway rankings, besides “Wicked” and “Jersey Boys”, the top selling shows also include Billy Elliot (three, 10.36) and A Steady Rain (four, 6.68). West Side Story is number seven (2.99), and rounding out the Broadway top ten are God of Carnage (nine, 2.81) and Phantom of the Opera (ten, 1.87).

Bette Midler still has the most popular Vegas show, as she’s number one in the Vegas rankings with a 49.50 power score. Cher follows with a 36.89 power score. Cirque du Soleil shows are still making the Vegas top ten: this time it’s The Beatles: Love (three, 3.37) and O (seven, 1.41). Jay Leno is number four (1.95), outselling Le Reve (five, 1.79), and Donny & Marie Osmond (six, 1.49). Phantom: the Las Vegas Spectacular re-enters the rankings at number eight (1.29), while the Blue Man Group falls to number nine (1.29) from number four. Penn & Teller are number ten with a 0.39 power score.

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 10/18/2009

1 Wicked Tickets5.46
2 Jersey Boys Tickets2.96

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets

4 ALCS: New York Yankees Tickets2.10
5 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.03
6 U2 Tickets1.86
7 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets

8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets1.68
9 Texas Longhorns Tickets1.57
10 NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies Tickets


Top Concert Events

Week Ending 10/18/2009

1 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets8.83
2 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets5.99
3 U2 Tickets5.66
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets5.58
5 Miley Cyrus Tickets3.98
6 AC/DC Tickets3.69
7 Kiss Tickets2.42
8 Jay-Z Tickets2.39
9 Metallica Tickets2.08
10 Aventura Tickets2.06

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 10/18/2009

1 ALCS: New York Yankees Tickets4.63
2 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets3.50

Texas Longhorns Tickets

4 Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.92
5 Manny Pacquiao Tickets2.55
6 NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies Tickets2.37
7 ALCS: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tickets2.36
8 New York Giants Tickets2.07
9 San Diego Chargers Tickets1.90
10 New Orleans Saints Tickets1.85

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 10/18/2009

1 Wicked Tickets26.81
2 Jersey Boys Tickets14.70

Lion King Tickets

4 Billy Elliot Tickets5.67
5 A Steady Rain Tickets3.52
6 Mary Poppins Tickets3.10
7 Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.93
8 Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.75
9 Hamlet Tickets2.62
10 South Pacific Tickets2.43

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 10/18/2009

1 Wicked Tickets25.86
2 Jersey Boys Tickets16.11

Billy Elliot Tickets

4 A Steady Rain Tickets6.68
5 Lion King Tickets5.87
6 Hamlet Tickets4.98
7 West Side Story Tickets2.99
8 South Pacific Tickets2.98
9 God Of Carnage Tickets2.81
10 Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.87

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 10/18/2009

1 Bette Midler Tickets49.50
2 Cher Tickets36.89

Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets

4 Jay Leno Tickets1.95
5 Le Reve Tickets1.79
6 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets1.49
7 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets

8 Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.29
9 Blue Man Group Tickets1.29
10 Penn & Teller Tickets