Wicked continued to rule the TicketNews’ Top Events rankings for another week, taking number one for the twelfth straight time. For the week ending...

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.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 09/19/2010

     EventScore
1 Wicked Tickets4.10
2 Justin Bieber Tickets

2.70
3 Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.55
4 Jay-Z & Eminem Tickets2.52
5 Roger Waters Tickets2.23
6 Jersey Boys Tickets1.97
7 Lady Gaga Tickets1.58
8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets1.56
9 Usher Tickets1.40
10 San Diego Chargers Tickets1.37

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 09/19/2010

     EventScore
1 Jay-Z & Eminem Tickets7.09
2 Justin Bieber Tickets7.06
3 Roger Waters Tickets6.29
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets4.39
5 Lady Gaga Tickets4.16
6 Usher Tickets3.94
7 Drake Tickets3.51
8 Shakira Tickets2.54
9 George Strait & Reba McEntire Tickets

2.19
10 The Eagles Tickets2.08

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 09/19/2010

     EventScore
1 Dallas Cowboys Tickets

4.81
2 Green Bay Packers Tickets2.67
3 Minnesota Vikings Tickets2.29
4 New England Patriots Tickets

2.27
5 Miami Dolphins Tickets2.20
6 San Diego Chargers Tickets2.14
7 Houston Texans Tickets

2.10
8 New York Knicks Tickets2.00
9 San Francisco 49ers Tickets1.87
10 Red River Shootout: Texas Longhorns Tickets

1.82
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 09/19/2010

     EventScore
1 Wicked Tickets26.02
2 Jersey Boys Tickets12.77
3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets6.28
4 Lion King Tickets5.38
5 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets3.86
6 Billy Elliot Tickets3.44
7 Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family Tickets2.65
8 Blue Man Group Tickets2.58
9 West Side Story Tickets2.25
10 The Merchant of Venice Tickets1.77

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 09/19/2010

     EventScore
1 Wicked Tickets25.68
2 Jersey Boys Tickets

14.55
3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets6.42
4 The Merchant of Venice Tickets5.08
5 Lion King Tickets

4.50
6 Mamma Mia! Tickets3.53
7 The Addams Family Tickets3.19
8 Billy Elliot Tickets

3.06
9 Memphis – The Musical Tickets2.85
10 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.64

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 09/19/2010

     EventScore
1 Cher Tickets64.07
2

Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets

8.67
3 Celine Dion Tickets7.05
4 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets3.30
5 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets2.41
6 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets2.18
7 Donny and Marie Osmond Tickets2.16
8 Le Reve Tickets1.75
9 Barry Manilow Tickets1.52
10 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets1.27

Last Updated on September 22, 2010 by By Kelly McWilliams