According to TicketNews’ exclusive rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 8, the long-running hit musical Wicked once again claimed the title of top...

According to TicketNews’ exclusive rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 8, the long-running hit musical Wicked once again claimed the title of top event. With an impressive power score of 5.61, the production has now claimed the top spot in the rankings for six straight weeks. Justin Bieber (3.85) and Lady Gaga (2.00) keep ticket sales strong this summer, coming in at numbers two and four, respectively.

Sitting atop the AL East, the New York Yankees were the highest ranking sports team on the list this week, coming in at number three with a power score of 3.14. Other teams to make the list include the Dallas Cowboys at number five (1.81) and the Boston Red Sox at number eight (1.33). Jay-Z and Eminem’s September hometown concerts in New York and Detroit are still selling strong, finishing at number nine this week (1.33).

In the Top Sports rankings, the New York Yankees led all rivals for the eighth week in a row, power scoring a monster 6.52. The Yanks were followed by the Dallas Cowboys at two (4.29) and the Boston Red Sox at three (3.15). Other MLB teams making the top ten this week were the Minnesota Twins (five, 2.16), AL West leaders the Texas Rangers (eight, 1.83), and the NL East’s number one Atlanta Braves (ten, 1.53).

Interest has not flagged for tonight’s USA vs. Brazil soccer match at the New Meadowlands Stadium, ending the week at number four (3.02).

The top three selling concerts this week included Justin Bieber (9.15 power score) , Lady Gaga (5.07) and Jay-Z and Eminem (3.36) coming in one, two, and three. Paul McCartney also ranked high this week, hitting at number four (2.82). Other top selling artists for the week were Roger Waters (six, 2.51), Rush (seven, 2.15), and KISS (nine, 1.95), who returned to the top ten after nine weeks away. Weeks after news of cancelled dates and a reorganization of their tour, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato (ten, 1.73) had sales strong enough to return them to the top ten for the first time since late May.

Not surprisingly, “Wicked” led both the Top Broadway and Top Theater rankings this week, power scoring a 30.60 and 35.78, respectively. Joining “Wicked” on the Broadway list were Jersey Boys (two, 12.05), Lion King (three, 10.30) and Billy Elliot (four, 4.34). Despite a critical panning, The Addams Family enjoys continued strong ticket sales at number five (3.90). Other ranking Broadway shows included Phantom of the Opera (seven, 2.59) and seasonal favorite the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (nine, 2.29).

A number of Broadway’s top sellers joined “Wicked” in the Top Theater rankings this week, including “Jersey Boys” (three, 9.37) “Lion King” (four, 6.00) and “Billy Elliot” (five, 3.76). Other top performers in theater included the “So You Think You Can Dance” tour at number two (9.51) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at nine (1.41).

Cher reigned supreme once again in the Top Vegas rankings, where she has dominated all competitors since powerhouse Bette Midler ended her run in late January. With a power score of 46.02 this week, no one comes close to matching her draw on the Vegas strip. Others in the top ten this week included three Cirque du Soleil shows, “The Beatles: Love” (two, 18.13), Ka (five, 4.98) and O (nine, 1.79). It was a week for magic, as the shows of illusionists David Copperfield (three, 9.91) and Criss Angel (seven, 3.10) made the rankings, as did the Amazing Johnathan’s comedy and magic show (ten, 1.23).

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.

‘Wicked’ takes number one yet again in Top Events rankings

According to TicketNews’ exclusive rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 8, the long-running hit musical Wicked once again claimed the title of top event. With an impressive power score of 5.61, the production has now claimed the top spot in the rankings for six straight weeks. Justin Bieber (3.85) and Lady Gaga (2.00) keep ticket sales strong this summer, coming in at numbers two and four, respectively.

Sitting atop the AL East, the New York Yankees were the highest ranking sports team on the list this week, coming in at number three with a power score of 3.14. Other teams to make the list include the Dallas Cowboys at number five (1.81) and the Boston Red Sox at number eight (1.33). Jay-Z and Eminem’s September hometown concerts in New York and Detroit are still selling strong, finishing at number nine this week (1.33).

In the Top Sports rankings, the New York Yankees led all rivals for the eighth week in a row, power scoring a monster 6.52. The Yanks were followed by the Dallas Cowboys at two (4.29) and the Boston Red Sox at three (3.15). Other MLB teams making the top ten this week were the Minnesota Twins (five, 2.16), AL West leaders the Texas Rangers (eight, 1.83), and the NL East’s number one Atlanta Braves (ten, 1.53).

Interest has not flagged for tonight’s USA vs. Brazil soccer match at the New Meadowlands Stadium, ending the week at number four (3.02).

The top three selling concerts this week included Justin Bieber (9.15 power score) , Lady Gaga (5.07) and Jay-Z and Eminem (3.36) coming in one, two, and three. Paul McCartney also ranked high this week, hitting at number four (2.82). Other top selling artists for the week were Roger Waters (six, 2.51), Rush (seven, 2.15), and KISS (nine, 1.95), who returned to the top ten after nine weeks away. Weeks after news of cancelled dates and a reorganization of their tour, the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato (ten, 1.73) had sales strong enough to return them to the top ten for the first time since late May.

Not surprisingly, “Wicked” led both the Top Broadway and Top Theater rankings this week, power scoring a 30.60 and 35.78, respectively. Joining “Wicked” on the Broadway list were Jersey Boys (two, 12.05), Lion King (three, 10.30) and Billy Elliot (four, 4.34). Despite a critical panning, The Addams Family enjoys continued strong ticket sales at number five (3.90). Other ranking Broadway shows included Phantom of the Opera (seven, 2.59) and seasonal favorite the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (nine, 2.29).

A number of Broadway’s top sellers joined “Wicked” in the Top Theater rankings this week, including “Jersey Boys” (three, 9.37) “Lion King” (four, 6.00) and “Billy Elliot” (five, 3.76). Other top performers in theater included the “So You Think You Can Dance” tour at number two (9.51) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at nine (1.41).

Cher reigned supreme once again in the Top Vegas rankings, where she has dominated all competitors since powerhouse Bette Midler ended her run in late January. With a power score of 46.02 this week, no one comes close to matching her draw on the Vegas strip. Others in the top ten this week included three Cirque du Soleil shows, “The Beatles: Love” (two, 18.13), Ka (five, 4.98) and O (nine, 1.79). It was a week for magic, as the shows of illusionists David Copperfield (three, 9.91) and Criss Angel (seven, 3.10) made the rankings, as did the Amazing Johnathan’s comedy and magic show (ten, 1.23).

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.