It’s probably no surprise that Super Bowl XLIV is the number one event in TicketNews’ Top Events rankings for the week ending February 7. With an 8.64 power score, that event beat out top selling Broadway show Wicked (4.19), which often dominates the overall Top Events.
Tickets for several upcoming Michael Bublé concerts went on sale this past weekend, and now he’s at number three (3.30), up nine spots from his previously held number twelve position. The Black Eyed Peas were up to number four (2.91) this week, while James Taylor & Carole King slipped to number five (2.69) from number two. Bon Jovi made an impressive showing, ranking at number six (2.68) from number thirteen in the last rankings. The Eagles announced a new tour and tickets for that tour went on sale this past weekend, and now the classic rockers enter the rankings at number seven (2.56). Taylor Swift continues her strong concert run, giving the country singer the number eight spot (2.08). Rounding out the overall top ten are Jersey Boys (nine, 1.68) and Jay-Z (ten, 1.67).
The above concerts dominate the Top Concert Events rankings (Michael Bublé has a 7.65 power score on that chart), with John Mayer (eight, 3.82) also making an appearance. George Strait & Reba McIntire, who were at number two in the last concert event rankings, are now at number nine (3.76). American Idol winner Chris Daughtry is number ten (2.92).
Behind Super Bowl XLIV (21.50) in the Top Sports Events rankings are the NBA All Star Game (two, 3.30) and the WWE (four, 2.73). Baseball makes an appearance in the sports rankings this week with the Boston Red Sox (five, 2.36). Monster Jam Trucks (six, 2.15) beats out NBA teams the Los Angeles Lakers (seven, 1.98), New York Knicks (nine, 1.79), and Cleveland Cavaliers (ten, 1.49). NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Daytona 500 moves up two spots from number ten (eight, 1.86).
“Wicked” presides over the theater rankings with a 26.95 power score. Following are “Jersey Boys” (10.89) and Lion King (three, 6.85). Billy Elliot stays at number four (4.43). Mamma Mia! is back in the theater rankings, at number seven (2.60), and newcomer Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate! is number eight (2.40). Mary Poppins makes number nine (2.23), and at number ten: A Little Night Music (1.60).
Behind “Wicked” (25.04), “Jersey Boys” (14.37), and “Billy Elliot” (8.36) in the Broadway rankings are A View from the Bridge (four, 7.30) and Phantom of the Opera (eight, 2.97). Breaking into the Broadway top ten are West Side Story (nine, 2.60) and La Bohème (2.19).
Bette Midler said goodbye to Vegas, and now Cher dominates the Vegas top events with a 60.56 power score. Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love trails with a 15.87 power score. Barry Manilow is number three (8.02), outselling Blue Man Group (four, 3.70) and Criss Angel: Believe (five, 2.28). Rita Rudner makes the Vegas top ten (six, 2.07), as does the Fab Four Live (seven, 2.00). Closing out the Vegas top ten: George Wallace (nine, 1.41) and Jay Leno (ten, 1.09).
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.