It took a country superstar to knock Wicked out of its top spot in TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings with Taylor Swift now number one...

It took a country superstar to knock Wicked out of its top spot in TicketNews’ Top Events Rankings with Taylor Swift now number one overall with an 11.51 power score. With the World Series in full swing and the New York Yankees at number two (7.96), Wicked falls to number three with a 5.52 power score. Yankee opponents the Philadelphia Phillies are number four (5.08). The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has been in these rankings for seven weeks now, and this week the show jumps to number five (2.72) from number seven. Bon Jovi enter the rankings at number six (2.46) and Lady Gaga makes an impressive jump from number fifteen to number nine (1.39). Jersey Boys remains in the overall top ten, at number seven (2.34), while the Green Bay Packers close out the overall top ten with a 1.37 power score.

Taylor Swift of course dominates the Top Concert Events rankings as well with a 30.68 power score; Radio City trails behind with a 7.25 power score. Holiday concert favorite the Trans-Siberian Orchestra is number four in the concert rankings, power score 4.07. Miley Cyrus (six, 2.92) beats out U2 (2.86), who fall to number seven from number three. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band still have a popular ticket, good enough for number eight and a 2.85 power score, as do Elton John & Billy Joel, who make number nine with a 2.02 power score. Breaking into the concert top ten with a 1.89 power score: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Benefit Concert, which will take place on October 29 at Madison Square Garden.

World Series opponents the Yankees (19.67) and Phillies (9.31) take one and two in the sports rankings. NFL teams dominate the sports top ten for the most part, with the exception of a few NBA teams who slip in including the New York Knicks (three, 2.30), Los Angeles Lakers (five, 2.22) and Boston Celtics (seven, 1.78). The top selling NFL teams are the Dallas Cowboys (four, 2.24), Green Bay Packers (six, 1.97), New Orleans Saints (eight, 1.60), New England Patriots (nine, 1.58), and the Philadelphia Eagles (ten, 1.29).

“Wicked” sits atop the theater rankings with a 30.66 power score, followed by “Jersey Boys” (13.13), and Lion King (6.41). Billy Elliot (5.82) is number four. Mary Poppins proves itself a theater top seller by making number five (2.67). Andrea Bocelli is number seven (2.49), and rounding out the theater top ten: Phantom of the Opera (nine, 2.23), and Fiddler on the Roof (ten, 1.74).

On Broadway, the top shows mirror those off-Broadway and include A Steady Rain (five, 4.99) and West Side Story (six, 3.10). Hamlet received good reviews and its sales propel that show to number seven (3.06). Cirque du Soleil – Wintuk is number eight (2.55). And at number ten is God of Carnage with a 2.37 power score.

Bette Midler stays at number one in the Las Vegas Top Events rankings. Her 52.66 power score beats out number-two Cher’s 32.12 power score. Cirque du Soleil – O stays at number three (5.96); Donny & Marie Osmond move up to number four (2.28) from number five. Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love is number five (2.20). Two more Vegas spectaculars make the rankings: Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular (seven, 1.27) and Cirque du Soleil – KA (eight, 0.90). Jay Leno is number nine (0.43) and Improv is number ten (0.23).

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 11/1/2009

1 Taylor Swift Tickets11.51

World Series: New York Yankees Tickets

3 Wicked Tickets5.52
4 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies Tickets5.08
5 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets2.72
6 Bon Jovi Tickets2.46
7 Jersey Boys Tickets2.34
8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets1.57
9 Lady Gaga Tickets1.39
10 Green Bay Packers Tickets1.37

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 11/1/2009

1 Taylor Swift Tickets

2 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets7.25
3 Bon Jovi Tickets6.56
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets

5 Lady Gaga Tickets3.71
6 Miley Cyrus Tickets2.92
7 U2 Tickets

8 Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Tickets2.85
9 Elton John & Billy Joel Tickets2.02
10 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Benefit Concert Tickets1.89

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 11/1/2009

1 World Series: New York Yankees Tickets19.67

World Series: Philadelphia Phillies Tickets

3 New York Knicks Tickets2.30
4 Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.24
5 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.22
6 Green Bay Packers Tickets1.97
7 Boston Celtics Tickets1.78
8 New Orleans Saints Tickets1.60
9 New England Patriots Tickets1.58
10 Philadelphia Eagles Tickets1.29

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 11/1/2009

1 Wicked Tickets30.66

Jersey Boys Tickets

3 Lion King Tickets6.41
4 Billy Elliot Tickets5.82
5 Mary Poppins Tickets2.67
6 Mamma Mia! Tickets2.61
7 Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.49
8 A Steady Rain Tickets2.49
9 Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.23
10 Fiddler On The Roof Tickets1.74

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 11/1/2009

1 Wicked Tickets

2 Jersey Boys Tickets15.62
3 Billy Elliot Tickets11.29
4 Lion King Tickets

5 A Steady Rain Tickets4.99
6 West Side Story Tickets3.10
7 Hamlet Tickets

8 Cirque Du Soleil – Wintuk Tickets2.55
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets2.40
10 God Of Carnage Tickets


Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 11/1/2009

1 Bette Midler Tickets52.66
2 Cher Tickets

3 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets5.96
4 Donny & Marie Osmond Tickets2.28
5 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets2.20
6 Jersey Boys Tickets1.57
7 Phantom The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets1.27
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets0.90
9 Jay Leno Tickets0.43
10 Improv at Harrah’s Tickets0.23