TicketNews has released its exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, November 14, and this week Bon Jovi took top honors on the list, power scoring a 5.85. With the long time rockers starting yet another North American leg of their “Circle” tour in February, ticket sales took the group to number one in the rankings, with the holiday favorite Radio City Christmas Spectacular coming in a close second (4.89).
After recovering last week to take the number two spot, top Broadway seller Wicked was knocked back once again to number three (3.98). “Wicked” was joined on the list by the blockbuster musical Lion King, which finished the week at number seven (1.79).
Other musical artists making it into the top ten this week included U2 (four, 2.83), Roger Waters (five, 2.09), seasonal favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (six, 1.84), Justin Bieber (eight, 1.75) and Usher (nine, 1.73).
The sole sports event to finish in the top ten this week was the 2010 SEC Championship, with sales for Auburn Tigers tickets hitting at number ten (1.49). The Tigers play the South Carolina Gamecocks at the Georgia Dome on December 4.
Number ten in Top Events was number one in this week’s Top Sports category, as Auburn Tigers tickets for the SEC Championship captured the top spot in the rankings (4.45). The New York Knicks took number two (3.17), followed by last week’s much hyped bout between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito (match won by Pacquiao).
NBA teams filled the next few slots in the top ten, with the Miami Heat in at four (2.55), the Los Angeles Lakers at five (2.49) and the Boston Celtics at six (2.39). NFL teams followed, with the San Diego Chargers at seven (2.30), the Miami Dolphins at eight (2.05) and the New York Giants in at nine (2.03). The WWE made an appearance in Top Sports this week, with April’s “Wrestlemania XXVII” taking number ten (1.98).
Jon Bon Jovi and his band also led the pack in this week’s Top Concert rankings, dominating all rivals with a power score of 16.37. Fellow rock legends U2 followed at number two (7.92), with Roger Waters in at three (5.25) and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at four (5.07). Justin Bieber and Usher finished at numbers five (4.57) and six (4.56), respectively. Country stars made it onto the list with Garth Brooks (seven, 3.38) and the George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour (eight, 3.02). Spending the last month at number five or below, Lady Gaga dropped to number nine (2.76) this week.
The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” continued its rule over both TicketNews’ Top Broadway and Top Theater rankings, power scoring a 28.01 and 18.80, respectively. Broadway’s number two was “Wicked”, still impressive with a power score of 20.05. Opening this week, the new musical Elf had sales strong enough to take it to number three (5.83), with the long-running Jersey Boys at number four (5.03). Also newly opened, the limited run of Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice came in at number five (4.67), with “Lion King” doing well at six (3.90) and Billy Elliot at eight (2.29). Cirque Du Soleil’s Wintuk finished the week at number seven (3.30).
“Wicked” repeated its number two finish in this week’s Top Theater rankings, power scoring a 15.45. “Lion King” and “Jersey Boys” followed at numbers three (6.85) and four (5.57). West Side Story is selling well in theaters, finishing the week at number five (5.12). “Billy Elliot” and “Elf” also made it into theater’s top ten, in at numbers seven (3.06) and nine (2.55), respectively. Two Cirque Du Soleil productions finished in the top ten this week, with Alegria taking number six (3.48) and Michael Jackson the Immortal at eight (2.83).
Cher and Celine Dion continue to rule the Vegas strip, with number one Cher power scoring a 48.42 and number two Dion at 19.45 in this week’s Top Vegas rankings. Illusionist David Copperfield finished the week at number three (9.04), with Donny and Marie Osmond at number six (2.87).
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.