TicketNews has released its exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, January 23, and this week, Super Bowl XLV took top honor, power scoring an 8.96. Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, will be the venue for the February 6 matchup, pitting the NFC Champion Green Bay Packers against the AFC’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Taylor Swift landed in the number two (6.58) position, followed by Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks (three, 5.67), who are gearing up for their Heart & Soul Tour this spring.
The NFL Conference Championships took over the next two spots, with tickets to the NFC Championship game between the Packers and the Chicago Bears at number four (3.73) and the AFC Championships between the Steelers and New York Jets at number five (3.49). Other sports entries in this week’s top ten included the Monster Jam Trucks tour (seven, 1.77) and the New York Knicks (nine, 1.42).
Dropping precipitously this week, Wicked took a hard fall to number six (2.95), down five spots from the number one position it had held for five weeks. Musical artists in this week’s rankings included Elton John, hitting at eight (1.63), and Janet Jackson in at ten (1.25).
The NFL dominated this week’s Top Sports rankings, with the Super Bowl XLV at the top followed by the NFC and AFC Championship games. Motorsports made it big this week as well, with the Monster Jam Trucks tour in at four (4.25) and the Monster Energy Supercross tour at number seven (2.12). NBA teams making the cut this week included the New York Knicks (five, 3.41), the Miami Heat (six, 2.28), the Los Angeles Lakers (nine, 1.68) and the Boston Celtics (ten, 1.43). The WWE tour finished the week at number eight (1.98).
Taylor Swift took number one in this week’s Top Concerts rankings (15.32), followed by a very impressive second place finish for list newcomers Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks (13.21). Elton John took third (3.80), followed by Janet Jackson (four, 2.91), Lady Gaga (five, 2.88), and Katy Perry (six, 2.61). Country music performers made a strong showing in this week’s rankings, with the George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour at number seven (2.52), Sugarland at eight (2.51), and Kenny Chesney in at ten (2.44).
“Wicked” continues to hold firm in the Top Broadway and Top Theater categories, taking number one in each this week with power scores of 23.80 and 21.97, respectively. Joining “Wicked” in the Broadway top ten were Jersey Boys (two, 9.67), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (three, 9.33) and Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes (four, 5.53). Al Pacino’s extended run of The Merchant of Venice is now on hiatus but resumes on February 1, took the number five spot this week (5.30). Lion King finished the week in sixth place (4.60), followed by the long-running musical Phantom of the Opera (seven, 3.54) and the award-winning Memphis – The Musical (eight, 3.15). American Idiot made an unusual appearance on the list, coming in at nine (2.69), and Mamma Mia! made it onto the list at number ten (2.63).
Following “Wicked” in the Top Theater rankings this week was “Jersey Boys” (two, 8.11), Les Miserables (three, 6.46) and “Lion King” (four, 4.39). Two “Disney On Ice” productions made the theater top ten this week, with “Princess Wishes” in at number five (3.27) and Toy Story 3 at nine (2.49). “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” landed at six (3.22), followed by West Side Story at seven (3.19). Mary Poppins has kept its holiday resurgence strong, coming in this week at number eight (3.13), and the revival of the musical Hair finished the week at ten (2.07).
As her long run in Vegas winds down, Cher continued her domination of Las Vegas events this week, power scoring a 58.97. Currently preparing for her March return to Vegas, Celine Dion made a very respectable showing this week at number two, power scoring a 29.57.
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