As the holiday season continues to heat up and Radio City Christmas Spectacular was able to take the top spot in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, November 28. With a power score this week of 4.90, the production has now claimed the title of number one event for two consecutive weeks.
Another New York based production, Wicked, took the number two slot this week, power scoring a 4.54. Another theater production that made the list this week was Jersey Boys, which came in at number seven (1.87).
The musical artists that were in the top ten overall events this week included Kid Rock (three, 3.52), seasonal favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (four, 2.16), Taylor Swift (five, 2.06) and the George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour (eight, 1.56). Bon Jovi came in at nine (1.56) this week, and Usher followed at ten (1.44).
Oklahoma Sooners tickets for this week’s Big 12 Championship at Dallas Cowboys Stadium took the event to number six (2.05) in the rankings, making it the only sports event to hit in the top ten this week. The Sooners meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a December 4 matchup.
The Big 12 Championship took over the number one spot in this week’s Top Sports Events rankings, power scoring a 5.31. In other collegiate football playoff action, South Carolina Gamecocks tickets for December 4’s 2010 SEC Championship against the Auburn Tigers landed the event at number four (3.03). Florida State Seminoles tickets for the ACC Championship against Virginia Tech is at number five (2.96).
The New York Knicks were the top professional team in the sports top ten, in at number two (3.45). They were followed by the Atlanta Falcons (three, 3.06), the Chicago Bears (six, 2.68), the Boston Celtics (seven, 2.50), the Los Angeles Lakers (eight, 2.44), the Dallas Cowboys (nine, 2.07) and the New England Patriots (ten, 1.91).
Kid Rock led the Top Concert Event rankings for the second week in a row, power scoring an impressive 10.58. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra came in second (6.50), followed by Taylor Swift (three, 6.20), the George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack tour (four, 4.70), and Bon Jovi (five, 4.67). Crooner Michael Buble finished the week at number seven (3.87), and the boy bands reunion tour of the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys took number eight (3.82). Lady Gaga stayed strong this week at number ten (3.02).
The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” kept a firm grip over both the Top Broadway and Top Theater Events rankings this week, power scoring a 25.33 and 18.08, respectively. Joining the holiday favorite in Broadway’s top ten this week was “Wicked” (two, 18.13), followed by The Merchant of Venice (three, 8.49) and “Jersey Boys” (four, 5.40). Broadway’s version of the hit holiday movie, Elf, had ticket sales strong enough to take it to number five (5.06).
Currently in previews, beleaguered musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark finished at number six (4.67). The long-running Phantom of the Opera hit at number nine (1.78), and Billy Elliot came in tenth (1.62).
Cher continues her reign over the Vegas strip, at number one in this week’s Top Vegas Events rankings with a monster power score of 58.25. Celine Dion came in a strong second this week, power scoring a 14.22.
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.