TicketNews’s Top Events rankings are in, and while Wicked is on top with a 6.11 power score, with the Christmas season around the corner, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular takes number two and a 4.51 power score. Taylor Swift was number one in the last rankings, but she’s been knocked to number three (4.27) in these. U2 stays at number four (3.70), and Bon Jovi makes an impressive showing, ranking at number five (3.67), up three places from their number eight spot in the last rankings. Jersey Boys are number six (2.50), and pull ahead of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (seven, 2.40), Manny Pacquiao (nine, 1.82), and George Strait & Reba McEntire (ten, 1.80). Lady Gaga leaps to number eight (2.39) from her previously held number eighteen position.
Manny Pacquiao’s fight last weekend is number one (5.19) in the Top Sports Events rankings; the SEC Championship Game with Florida is number two (4.51). The Dallas Cowboys are the top ranking NFL team, coming in at number three (3.40) and beating out the New York Knicks (four, 2.88), and the WWE (five, 2.51). Other basketball teams climbing the sports charts include the Los Angeles Lakers (six, 2.30) and the Boston Celtics (seven, 2.26). The Minnesota Vikings (2.04) and Pittsburgh Steelers (1.94) are eight and nine. Finally, a hockey team breaks into the sports rankings: the New York Rangers, at number ten (1.72).
The concert rankings show the concerts in the overall rankings performing well, include Swift (two, 10.55) and Lady Gaga (five, 5.94). Also making the concert top ten: Jeff Dunham (eight, 2.18), Miley Cyrus (nine, 2.02), and Brad Paisley (ten, 1.95), who breaks into the concert top ten for the first time.
“Wicked” (29.36), “Jersey Boys” (two, 12.07), and Lion King (three, 6.55) take the top spots in the Top Theater Events rankings. Mamma Mia! proves itself to be popular still by coming in at number five (2.97). From television to the stage, the Addams Family is number eight (2.25) and from film to the stage, Mary Poppins is number nine (2.23). Disney on Ice: Celebrations is number ten with a 2.15 power score.
Theater’s “Wicked”-“Jersey Boys”-“Lion King” trifecta was broken up by the appearance of Billy Elliot at number three (10.69) in the Broadway rankings. A Steady Rain is number five (5.08) and Cirque du Soleil – Wintuk is number six (5.03). West Side Story is still a Broadway favorite, making number eight (2.48) and Shakespeare is still relevant in terms of ticket sales, as Hamlet is number nine (2.35). South Pacific closes out the Broadway top ten with a 2.11 power score.
The top Vegas show belongs to Cher, who has a 50.92 power score. Bette Midler, whose Vegas run ends in January, is number two (40.00). Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular jumps from number ten in the last rankings to number three (2.95). Back in the Vegas rankings: “Jersey Boys” (four, 1.52), Le Reve (five, 1.26), and Criss Angel: Believe (seven. 0.83). Barry Manilow moves to number six (0.90) from his number nine position in the last Vegas rankings. Amazing Johnathan comes in at number eight (0.50). Rounding out the Vegas top ten are George Wallace (nine, 0.47) and Improv at Harrah’s (ten, 0.26).
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.