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...

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.

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 10/04/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets5.80
2Jersey Boys Tickets2.40
3U2 Tickets2.25
4Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets2.21
5A Steady Rain Tickets1.94
6Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets1.88
7Denver Broncos Tickets1.85
8Kiss Tickets1.50
9New England Patriots Tickets1.48
10Minnesota Vikings Tickets1.48

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 10/04/2009

     EventScore
1U2 Tickets7.23
2Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets7.10
3Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets6.04
4Kiss Tickets4.81
5Trans-siberian Orchestra Tickets4.22
6Metallica Tickets3.40
7Miley Cyrus Tickets3.26
8Jay Z Tickets2.52
9Taylor Swift & Kellie Pickler Tickets2.37
10Maxwell Tickets2.31

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 10/04/2009

     EventScore
1Minnesota Vikings Tickets3.49
2Texas Longhorns Tickets2.93
3ALDS: New York Yankees Tickets2.92
4Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.73
5Denver Broncos Tickets2.67
6New York Giants Tickets2.47
7New England Patriots Tickets2.38
8Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.32
9Central Division Tiebreaker: Minnesota Twins Tickets2.11
10Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.00
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 10/04/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets28.98
2Jersey Boys Tickets12.21
3A Steady Rain Tickets9.77
4Billy Elliot Tickets7.17
5Lion King Tickets4.52
6South Pacific Tickets2.90
7Mary Poppins Tickets2.62
8Billy Crystal – 700 Sundays Tickets2.52
9West Side Story Tickets1.99
10Phantom of the Opera Tickets1.86

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 10/04/2009

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets25.42
2A Steady Rain Tickets17.05
3Jersey Boys Tickets13.51
4Billy Elliot Tickets12.52
5Lion King Tickets3.70
6West Side Story Tickets3.53
7Hamlet Tickets2.87
8God of Carnage Tickets2.17
9South Pacific Tickets1.98
10Mamma Mia! Tickets1.71

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 10/04/2009

     EventScore
1Bette Midler Tickets52.76
2Cher Tickets26.69
3Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets8.10
4Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets3.89
5Barry Manilow Tickets2.05
6Blue Man Group Tickets1.94
7Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.99
8Jay Leno Tickets0.80
9Jersey Boys Tickets0.52
10Criss Angel: Believe Tickets0.49