It’s not even Halloween yet, and already the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is ranked number four overall with a 2.21 power score. Taking the top three spots in TicketNews’s exclusive Weekly Top Events Rankings are Wicked (5.80), Jersey Boys (2.40), and U2 (2.25). The Broadway hit A Steady Rain breaks into the Top Event top ten with a 1.94 power score, beating out Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (six, 1.88). Riding high on a 4-0 record, the Denver Broncos are ranked number seven (1.85) in these rankings, outperforming both the New England Patriots (nine, 1.48), and the Minnesota Vikings (ten, 1.48). KISS sneaks in at number eight with 1.50 power score.
The Vikings take number one (3.49) in the sports rankings. College football’s the Texas Longhorns are number two (2.93), beating out the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys (four, 2.73), New York Giants (six, 2.47), and Pittsburgh Steelers (ten, 2.00). The ALDS with the New York Yankees is number three (2.92) and the Central Division Tiebreaker with the Minnesota Twins is number nine (2.11). The first basketball team to make the sports rankings this season is the Los Angeles Lakers, at number eight (2.32).
In the concert rankings, U2 is number one with a 7.23 power score. Also performing well: the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (five, 4.22), Metallica (six, 3.40), and Miley Cyrus (seven, 3.67). Jay Z breaks into the concert top ten at number eight (2.52). Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler are number nine (2.37), while Maxwell enters the concert top ten at number ten (2.31).
“Wicked” is of course on top of the Top Theater Events rankings with a 28.98 power score, followed by “Jersey Boys” (12.21), and “A Steady Rain” (9.77). Billy Elliot is still a theater favorite, ranking at number four (7.17), as are the shows Lion King (five, 4.52), and South Pacific (six, 2.0). Mary Poppins sold enough tickets for the number seven spot (2.62) and a place ahead of Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (eight, 2.52). Closing out the theater top ten is Phantom of the Opera, power score 1.86.
“A Steady Rain” ranks higher in the Broadway rankings (number two, 17.05) than in the theater rankings. Following that show is the Broadway exclusive Hamlet (seven, 2.87) and God of Carnage (eight, 2.17). Mamma Mia! proves to be ceaselessly popular, making number ten (1.71) and appearing in the Broadway top ten for the second week in a row.
Bette Midler is still number one in Vegas, this time with a 52.76 power score. This gives her a massive lead over number two Cher (26.69). Cirque du Soleil shows continue to make the Vegas top ten, and this time it’s Cirque du Soleil – O (three, 8.10) and Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (four, 3.89) that are on top. Barry Manilow makes a big leap from his number nine spot in the last rankings to number five (2.05), edging ahead of the Blue Man Group (six, 1.94) and Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular (seven, 0.99). Jay Leno is number eight (0.80). After a brief hiatus, the “Jersey Boys” (nine. 0.52) and Criss Angel: Believe (ten, 0.49) make the Vegas rankings again.
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