According to TicketNews’ exclusive Top Events rankings for the week ending Sunday, September 5, the long running hit Broadway musical Wicked was able to lead the pack for another consecutive week. Power scoring an impressive 5.78, the production has now dominated the events rankings for the ten weeks running.
Also performing well this week were young musical acts such as Justin Bieber (two, 2.76) and Lady Gaga (seven, 1.36) as well as older rock staples like the Eagles (six, 1.49) and Roger Waters (ten, 1.24). In a week that saw the first leg of Jay-Z and Eminem’s hometown concert series in Detroit, the duo ranked high on the list at number three (2.45).
With preseason football well under way, the top ranking sports team this week was the Dallas Cowboys, finishing at number four (1.79). Baseball’s New York Yankees (eight, 1.33) and football’s Green Bay Packers (nine, 1.25) were the only other sports teams that made the top ten events this week.
This week’s Top Sports rankings were led, of course, by the Dallas Cowboys (3.61), with the Packers finishing in second place (2.52). Both NCAA and NFL football teams are slowly taking over the top ten, with only the Yankees (three, 2.46) and Minnesota Twins (seven, 1.68) making the cut for the MLB this week. The Cowboys and Packers were joined in the rankings by NFL powerhouses like the Minnesota Vikings (four, 2.35) and the New England Patriots (five, 1.91), as well as the NCAA’s Ohio State Buckeyes (six, 1.70) and Texas Longhorns (ten, 1.49).
The musical artists that topped the Combined Events rankings also took over this week’s Top Concerts, including leader Justin Bieber (8.48), Jay-Z and Eminem (two, 7.55) and the Eagles (three, 4.59).
“Wicked” dominated the Top Broadway and Top Theater Events rankings once again this week as well. Other top Broadway sellers this week were Jersey Boys (two, 12.15), Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice (three, 8.48), Lion King (four, 6.95) and Billy Elliot (five, 5.13). Seasonal favorite the Radio City Christmas Spectacular hit at number six (4.08), and the Addams Family remains a strong contender, landing at number eight (2.74) this week.
In the Top Theater rankings, the national tour of So You Think You Can Dance? continues to do well, finishing the week at number eight (1.99). The ever-popular Blue Man Group came into the rankings this week at number ten (1.50).
This week saw Cher extend her domination of the Top Vegas rankings, now having taken the title of number one continuously since early February. Power scoring a 40.20, the pop diva outpaces all others on the strip, including soon-to-return diva Celine Dion (three, 8.68) and Barry Manilow (six, 3.82).
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