According to TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, December 26, Wicked is in the number one position for the second straight week, power scoring a 6.49. “Wicked” was followed in the rankings by Jersey Boys (two, 2.96), Taylor Swift (three, 2.29) and the 2011 BCS National Championship Game (four, 2.13).
One other musical production, West Side Story, made it into the top ten this week, coming in at number five (1.65). Non-collegiate sports were led by the New York Knicks (six, 1.61), followed by the Boston Celtics (seven, 1.55) and the Los Angeles Lakers (eight, 1.55).
Other musical artists in the top ten this week included Lady Gaga at nine (1.51) and the George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour at ten (1.51).
Tickets to see the Auburn Tigers face the Oregon Ducks took the BCS Championship Game to number one (5.26) in this week’s Top Sports rankings, followed by the New York Knicks (two, 3.97), the Celtics (three, 3.83) and the Lakers (four, 3.82). The Miami Heat took number five (2.97) this week, with the WWE tour in at six (2.66). Leading the NHL contingent this week were the Chicago Blackhawks (seven, 2.01) joined by the Boston Bruins (eight, 1.92) and the New York Rangers (nine, 1.63). Super Bowl XLV hit at number ten (1.56) this week.
For the fourth week in a row, Taylor Swift took the top spot in TicketNews’ Top Concert rankings, power scoring a 7.62. Lady Gaga finished second (5.05), followed by the George Strait, Reba McEntire & Lee Ann Womack tour (three, 5.03). Bon Jovi took number four (4.16) in the rankings, with Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band in at five (3.69) and Kid Rock at six (3.66). Prince took number seven (3.51), with ventriloquist/comedian Jeff Dunham in at nine (2.71). Rock legends U2 finished the week at number ten (2.65)
“Wicked” led both the Top Broadway and Top Theater rankings this week, power scoring a 19.72 and 22.79, respectively. “Wicked” was joined on the Broadway list by The Merchant of Venice (two, 12.53), “Jersey Boys” (three, 8.57) and holiday favorite the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (four, 7.37). Plagued by delays and bad luck, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, finished at number five (6.96) this week, followed by Cirque Du Soleil’s Wintuk at six (5.98) and Lion King at seven (4.23). The long running hit musical Phantom of the Opera finished the week at eight (2.45), with Billy Elliot in at nine (2.24) and the holiday production of Elf at ten (2.12).
Following “Wicked” in the Top Theater rankings were “Jersey Boys” (two, 10.79), “West Side Story” (three, 5.62), “The Merchant of Venice” (four, 4.61) and “Lion King” (five, 3.80). This week, Les Miserables made an unusual appearance in the top ten, finishing at number six (3.60). “Billy Elliot” took number seven (3.26), followed by the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” at eight (3.16). Mary Poppins continued its holiday resurgence this week, coming in at number nine (3.02), and “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark” ended the week at number ten (2.55).
Cher dominated the Vegas rankings handily this week, power scoring a monster 46.13. Fellow diva Celine Dion came in second with a still-impressive power score of 22.34. Cirque Du Soleil had four productions in this week’s top ten, with O in at three (8.02), The Beatles: Love at four (6.20), Viva Elvis at five (5.90) and Ka rounding out the list at number ten (1.19).
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.