Last week’s start to the World Series kept baseball at the top of TicketNews’ Events rankings for the third week in a row. At number one this week were Texas Rangers tickets for the “Fall Classic”, dominating the list with a power score of 13.74. Tickets for the San Francisco Giants came in second, power scoring a 6.25. The Giants beat the Rangers on November 1 to take the World Series by 4 games to 1.
The only other sports teams in this week’s top ten events were the NBA’s New York Knicks at number seven (1.42) and Miami Heat at ten (1.37).
Making way for World Series sales, Wicked held steady at number three (3.63) this week, followed by the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (four, 2.88). The top musical artist on the list this week was Justin Bieber (five, 1.81), followed by Roger Waters (six, 1.60). Other top ten performers included U2 (eight, 1.42) and Prince (nine, 1.40).
The Top Sports Events rankings were, of course, dominated by the World Series contenders this week, with Rangers and Giants tickets coming in at one (21.26) and two (13.00), respectively. NFL and NBA teams split the remainder of the top ten, with the NBA having the better performing teams. The Knicks came in at three (2.96), the Heat at four (2.86), the Los Angeles Lakers at five (2.06) and the Boston Celtics at six (2.02). The NFL was represented by the New England Patriots (seven, 1.51), Dallas Cowboys (eight, 1.37), San Diego Chargers (nine, 1.35) and New York Jets (ten, 1.30).
Justin Bieber took number one in this week’s Top Concerts rankings, power scoring a 7.22. Roger Waters came in a respectable second (6.35), followed by U2 (three, 5.64) and Prince (four, 5.58). Seasonal favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra took number five (4.25), with Lady Gaga in at six (4.16) and Michael Buble at eight (2.49). Making his top ten debut this week was Brad Paisley (ten, 1.95), who is currently travelling through the U.S. on his H2O tour.
As the holiday season approaches, the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” held on to number one in the Top Broadway rankings, power scoring an impressive 22.87. Following closely behind in second place was “Wicked” with a power score of 19.62. Al Pacino’s turn in The Merchant of Venice, in previews until November 7, came in at number three this week (6.25), followed by Jersey Boys (four, 6.18), Driving Miss Daisy (five, 5.86) and Lion King (six, 3.18). Broadway’s version of the movie Elf, opening on November 14, took number seven (3.18), and Cirque Du Soleil’s Wintuk finished the week at number eight (2.06). The Tony Award winning Memphis – The Musical made it back into the top ten after a three week absence, coming in at number ten (1.77).
“Wicked” and the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” switched positions for the Top Theater events rankings, with “Wicked” in at number one (18.51) and the “Christmas Spectacular” coming in a close second (15.07). “The Merchant of Venice” took number seven (2.85) in the overall theater rankings, this before the production officially opens its doors. Phantom of the Opera remains a strong top ten contender, this week hitting at number eight (2.67), and “Driving Miss Daisy” took number nine (2.66). One Cirque Du Soleil production, “Alegria” (ten, 1.68) made the Theater rankings this week.
Cher and Celine Dion continue to take the lion’s share of ticket sales in the Top Vegas rankings, with number one Cher power scoring a phenomenal 46.95 and Dion, at number two, getting a still impressive 22.56. “Jersey Boys” returned to the top ten after a week away, finishing at number five (3.31). Illusionists Criss Angel and David Copperfield both made the top ten this week, with Angel’s “Believe” in at number six (2.87) and Copperfield at ten (0.84).
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.