Although Wicked (7.22 power score) and Jersey Boys (3.80) hold on to their number one and two spots in TicketNews’s Top Events rankings for...

Although Wicked (7.22 power score) and Jersey Boys (3.80) hold on to their number one and two spots in TicketNews’s Top Events rankings for the week ending December 27, Lady Gaga moves from number six to number three with a 3.05 power score. Michael Bublé also makes an impressive move from his number seven position in the last rankings to number four (2.57) in this weeks. Taylor Swift is knocked down to number five (2.46) from number three, while theater favorite Lion King moves to number six (2.33) from number nine. Maybe in the rankings for the last time (at least until next Christmas), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular is number seven (2.07). Bon Jovi is back in the overall top ten, at number eight (1.69), pulling ahead of George Strait & Reba McEntire (nine, 1.65) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (ten, 1.57).

Lady Gaga of course has the top concert in the Top Concert Events rankings with a 7.88 power score; other top selling concerts include Carrie Underwood (seven, 3.76), John Mayer (eight, 3.38), and the Black Eyed Peas (nine, 3.31).

Besides the number-one BCS National Championship Game (3.81), NBA teams dominate the spots rankings. The Los Angeles Lakers came in at number two (3.39), followed by the New York Knicks (three, 3.08) and the Boston Celtics (four, 2.81). The Denver Nuggets (seven, 2.34) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (eight, 2.06) also make the sports top ten. With football season winding down, Super Bowl XLIV tickets are already in the sports rankings, at number five (2.52). The Chicago Blackhawks are number six (2.39). One NFL team made it into the top ten: the Dallas Cowboys are number nine (2.02). At number ten, the Winter Classic featuring the Boston Bruins (1.89).

In the theater rankings, “Wicked” (29.38), “Jersey Boys” (16.20), and “Lion King” (9.08) are one, two, and three. Phantom of the Opera is still a popular theater ticket, and that show comes in at number five (3.28), behind Billy Elliot (four, 4.37). The Addams Family is number six (2.90), and Mary Poppins is number seven (2.86). Closing out the theater top ten is Riverdance, with a 1.41 power score.

Top selling Broadway shows include Cirque du Soleil – Wintuk (five, 5.15) and A Little Night Music (six, 2.83). Mamma Mia! is number seven (2.16) and West Side Story is number eight (2.09). The revival South Pacific is number ten (1.31).

Bette Midler has a huge number-one lead (73.70) over her Vegas competition, according to the Top Vegas Events rankings. Number-two Cher’s power score is 5.51 and number-three David Copperfield’s score is 5.44. Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles: Love is number four with a 5.17 power score, followed by the Blue Man Group (3.55). Jay Leno moves to number six (2.22) from number ten, while Le Reve re-enters the rankings at number seven (1.93). Barry Manilow slips to number eight (1.34) from his previously held number four spot. Rounding out the Vegas top ten are Jersey Boys (0.72) and Amazing Johnathan (0.36).

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 12/27/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets

7.22
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 3.80
3 Lady Gaga Tickets 3.05
4 Michael Buble Tickets

2.57
5 Taylor Swift Tickets 2.46
6 Lion King Tickets 2.33
7 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets

2.07
8 Bon Jovi Tickets 1.69
9 George Strait & Reba McEntire Tickets 1.65
10 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 1.57

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 12/27/2009

      Event Score
1 Lady Gaga Tickets 7.88
2 Michael Buble Tickets

7.24
3 Taylor Swift Tickets 6.95
4 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 4.96
5 Bon Jovi Tickets

4.79
6 George Strait & Reba McEntire Tickets 4.65
7 Carrie Underwood Tickets 3.76
8

John Mayer Tickets

3.38
9 Black Eyed Peas Tickets 3.31
10 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 3.31

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 12/27/2009

      Event Score
1 BCS National Championship Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide Tickets

3.81
2 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 3.39
3 New York Knicks Tickets 3.08
4 Boston Celtics Tickets

2.81
5 Super Bowl XLIV Tickets 2.52
6 Chicago Blackhawks Tickets 2.39
7 Denver Nuggets Tickets

2.34
8 Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets 2.06
9 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.02
10 Winter Classic: Boston Bruins Tickets

1.89
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 12/27/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 29.38
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 16.20
3 Lion King Tickets 9.08
4 Billy Elliot Tickets 4.37
5 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.28
6 The Addams Family Tickets 2.90
7 Mary Poppins Tickets 2.86
8 Cirque du Soleil – Wintuk Tickets 2.15
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.97
10 Riverdance Tickets 1.41

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 12/27/2009

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 27.48
2 Jersey Boys Tickets

18.88
3 Billy Elliot Tickets 9.92
4 Lion King Tickets 9.67
5 Cirque du Soleil – Wintuk Tickets

5.15
6 A Little Night Music Tickets 2.83
7 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.16
8 West Side Story Tickets

2.09
9 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 1.80
10 South Pacific Tickets 1.31

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 12/27/2009

      Event Score
1 Bette Midler Tickets 73.30
2

Cher Tickets

5.51
3 David Copperfield Tickets 5.44
4 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 5.17
5 Blue Man Group Tickets 3.55
6 Jay Leno Tickets 2.22
7 Le Reve Tickets 1.93
8 Barry Manilow Tickets 1.34
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 0.72
10 Amazing Johnathan Tickets 0.36

By Petrina Crockford