For the fourth week in a row, the hit musical Wicked was once again the top event in TicketNews’ exclusive top events rankings. Lady...

For the fourth week in a row, the hit musical Wicked was once again the top event in TicketNews’ exclusive top events rankings.

Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber proved that despite an industry dip in sales, they can still pull in fans for their tours, coming in at two and three in the rankings respectively. Jay-Z & Eminem stay in the overall top ten at number seven, after topping the rankings several weeks ago. Paul McCartney, who has sold huge amounts of tickets so far this year, is number nine overall. Closing out the overall top ten is Rush, whose North American tour runs through October.

The New York Yankees are number four in the combined events but lead off the sports rankings. Their rivals, the Boston Red Sox, are number two. Fellow MLB teams the Minnesota Twins (three), Chicago Cubs (six), and the San Francisco Giants (nine) also make the top ten. Soccer’s prime event, the World Cup, might be over, but the USA Men’s Soccer tickets are number seven thanks to a match with soccer-power Brazil at the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Football season hasn’t begun but the Dallas Cowboys (four) and the Minnesota Vikings (eight) already have sold enough tickets make the rankings.

In the concert rankings, Dave Matthews Band cracks the top ten again (at number six) this week. Roger Waters tickets are still selling well for his performance of “The Wall”; he’s number seven on the list. Aerosmith kicked off their North American tour, “Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock” on July 23, and now the band is number eight in the concert rankings. John Mayer is number nine, and the dual concert from Bon Jovi & Kid Rock is number ten.

The top selling shows in the theater and Broadway rankings continue to be “Wicked”, Jersey Boys, and Lion King. The theater rankings show Billy Elliot and Phantom of the Opera to be popular tickets still, while the Broadway rankings give precedence to Mamma Mia! and Chicago – The Musical. Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets make their appearance on both rankings lists, at number ten.

Cher remains number one in the Vegas rankings. Cirque du Soleil continued to flex their entertainment muscle, with three of its shows making the top ten: Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love (two), Cirque du Soleil: O (three) and Cirque du Soleil – Kà (seven). Magicians are still a popular Vegas staple with Criss Angel: Believe (six) and David Copperfield (eight) making the Vegas top ten.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork ExchangeTM, the world’s largest secondary market exchange. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. Since the sum of all events’ power scores equals 100 in any given category, an individual event’s Power Score represents its category-specific significance. Top Seller Power Scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category, and not across categories.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 07/25/2010

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets

6.62
2 Lady Gaga Tickets 4.00
3 Justin Bieber Tickets 3.65
4 New York Yankees Tickets

2.67
5 Lion King Tickets 1.73
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.65
7 Jay-Z & Eminem Tickets

1.62
8 Boston Red Sox Tickets 1.39
9 Paul McCartney Tickets 1.26
10 Rush Tickets

1.17

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 07/25/2010

      Event Score
1 Lady Gaga Tickets

7.94
2 Justin Bieber Tickets 7.28
3 Jay-Z & Eminem Tickets 3.47
4 Paul McCartney Tickets 2.71
5 Rush Tickets 2.50
6 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 2.27
7 Roger Waters Tickets 2.20
8 Aerosmith Tickets 2.12
9 John Mayer Tickets 2.11
10 Bon Jovi & Kid Rock Tickets 1.77

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 07/25/2010

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 7.27
2

Boston Red Sox Tickets

4.21
3 Minnesota Twins Tickets 2.98
4 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.66
5 Texas Rangers Tickets 2.48
6 Chicago Cubs Tickets 2.19
7 USA Mens Soccer Tickets 1.78
8 Minnesota Vikings Tickets 1.69
9 San Francisco Giants Tickets 1.61
10 MLS All-Stars Tickets 1.61
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 07/25/2010

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 39.50
2

Jersey Boys Tickets

10.43
3 Lion King Tickets 9.50
4 Billy Elliot Tickets 4.56
5 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.28
6 The Addams Family Tickets 2.52
7 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.63
8 South Pacific Tickets 1.51
9 In The Heights Tickets 1.19
10 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 1.15

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 07/25/2010

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets

34.68
2 Jersey Boys Tickets 11.48
3 Lion King Tickets 11.12
4 The Addams Family Tickets

5.84
5 Billy Elliot Tickets 4.30
6 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.75
7 Chicago – The Musical Tickets

2.58
8 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 2.54
9 American Idiot Tickets 2.40
10 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets

2.22

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 07/25/2010

      Event Score
1 Cher Tickets 45.46
2 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets

12.11
3 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 8.88
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 6.32
5 Le Reve Tickets

5.44
6 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 4.72
7 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 4.19
8 David Copperfield Tickets

4.17
9 Jay Leno Tickets 3.87
10 Blue Man Group Tickets 2.31