Wicked continued to rule the TicketNews’ Top Events rankings for another week, taking number one for the twelfth straight time. For the week ending Sunday, September 19, the hit musical reigned supreme with a decisive power score of 4.10.
Other top sellers this week included Justin Bieber (two, 2.70), the much anticipated September 13 joint concert by Jay Z and Eminem (four, 2.52), and Roger Waters (five, 2.23). Other musical artists to make the cut were Lady Gaga (seven, 1.58) and Usher (nine, 1.40). Holiday favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra made their seasonal debut on the list this week at number eight (1.56).
The highest ranking sports team in Top Combined Events rankings this week was the Dallas Cowboys, who also took number one in TicketNews’ Top Sports Events rankings for the fourth consecutive week. The Green Bay Packers came in at number two (2.67), followed by a host of other NFL teams, including the Minnesota Vikings (three, 2.29), the 2-0 Miami Dolphins (five, 2.20), the 2-0 Houston Texans (seven, 2.10), and the San Francisco 49ers (nine, 1.87). Texas Longhorns tickets for their October 2 Red River Shootout against the Oklahoma Soonersat the Cotton Bowl made it to number ten (1.82). The only non-football sports team in the top ten this week was the New York Knicks, who hit at number eight (2.00).
Leading the Top Concerts rankings this week was Jay-Z’s and Eminem’s joint concerts (7.09), followed by Justin Bieber (two, 7.06), Roger Waters (three, 6.29) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with a solid fourth place showing (4.39). Lady Gaga and Usher again placed well, coming in at five (4.16) and six (3.94) respectively. Drake, whose first studio album, “Thank Me Later”, was just released in June, made his debut in the top ten this week at number seven (3.51).
“Wicked” also continued its long reign over TicketNews’ Top Broadway and Top Theater categories this week, power scoring a 25.68 and 26.02, respectively. Joining “Wicked” in the Top Broadway list were Jersey Boys (two, 14.55), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (three, 6.42) and Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice (four, 5.08). Other top Broadway sellers included Lion King (five, 4.50), Billy Elliot (eight, 3.06), and Phantom of the Opera (ten, 2.64).
Strong sellers in TicketNews’ Top Theater rankings again included “Jersey Boys” (two, 12.77), the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” (three, 6.28), “Lion King” (four, 5.38), “Phantom of the Opera” (five, 3.86), “Billy Elliot” (six, 3.44), and “The Merchant of Venice” (ten, 1.77). Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family made it to number seven (2.65), and West Side Story came in at number nine (2.25).
In the Top Vegas rankings, Cher continued her domination over all rivals with a monster power score of 64.07. Celine Dion made a strong showing at number three (7.05) in advance of her return to the Vegas strip in March of 2011. Cirque Du Soleil productions continued to populate the Vegas top ten with O at two (8.67), The Beatles: Love at four (3.30) and Ka in at ten (1.27).
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.