“Wicked” has claimed the title of top event for the fourth week in a row, according to TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, January 9. With a power scored of 5.07, “Wicked” dominated the week’s rankings, with its closest competitor, Taylor Swift, coming in with a power score of 2.44.
In at number three (2.01) this week was the January 15 AFC Divisional Playoff game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens, with Steelers ticket sales responsible for the game’s numbers. Long-running hit musical “Jersey Boys” followed at four (2.00), with the New York Knicks in at five (1.87).
Musical artists joining Swift on the list this week included the George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour at number six (1.82), Elton John at seven (1.78) and Lady Gaga at eight (1.78). The kids’ favorite Monster Jam Trucks tour finished the week at number nine (1.76), with Indianapolis Colts tickets for the Colts-New York Jets AFC Wild Card Playoffs taking the event to number ten (1.74).
Steelers tickets for the upcoming AFC playoffs took the game to number one (4.25) in this week’s Top Sports rankings. The New York Knicks took number two (3.96), followed by the Monster Jam Trucks tour (3.70). The NFL playoffs had major presence in the remainder of the sports top ten this week, with Colts tickets taking the AFC Wild Card Playoffs to number four (3.68), the NFC Wild Card Playoffs between the Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints (Seahawks ticket sales) at number five (from Seahawks sales) and power scoring a 3.56, New England Patriots tickets taking the January 16 AFC Divisional Playoffs between the Pats and the Jets to six (3.41), and the NFC Wild Card Playoffs between the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers (from Philadelphia Eagles ticket sales) in at ten (2.64). The NFL continued to dominate the list with Super Bowl XLV hitting at number seven (3.36) this week, followed by the Monster Energy Supercross tour at eight (3.34) and the Los Angeles Lakers at nine (2.91).
Taylor Swift took this week’s top concerts rankings easily, power scoring a 7.83, followed by the George Strait, Reba McEntire & Lee Ann Womack tour (two, 5.83), Elton John (three, 5.71), and Lady Gaga (four, 5.71). Kid Rock hit at number five (4.69), with Cher’s Las Vegas run breaking through to the Concerts rankings at number six (3.76). Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band came in at number eight (3.06), followed by an unusual appearance by Linkin Park at nine (2.78). The New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys tour continue to sell well, taking number ten this week (2.24).
“Wicked” also led the Top Broadway and Top Theater rankings for the week, power scoring a 26.23 and a 25.02, respectively. Joining “Wicked” in the Broadway rankings was “Jersey Boys” at two (12.40), “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark”at three (8.97), and Al Pacino’s limited run of “The Merchant of Venice” at four (8.34). Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes made it into the Broadway rankings at number five (4.41), with “Billy Elliot” and “Lion King” in at numbers seven (2.68) and eight (2.57). The Metropolitan Opera’s “La Traviata” finished the week at nine (2.29), followed by a rare top ten appearance from “American Idiot” at ten (2.26).
Also ranking high in the Top Theater category this week was “Jersey Boys” (two, 9.88), “Lion King” (three, 4.31), “Les Miserables” (four, 4.09) and Disney On Ice: Princess Wishes (five, 3.33). The musical “Hair” debuted at number six (2.95) for the week, with “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark” at seven (2.91). “Mary Poppins” maintains its newfound popularity in the new year, hitting at number eight (2.89), and “The Merchant of Venice” finished the week in theater at ten (2.73)
Cher and Celine Dion continued their firm hold on Las Vegas sales this week, ruling the Top Vegas rankings at one (62.30) and two (19.96), respectively. Cirque Du Soleil had three productions in this week’s top ten, with The Beatles: Love in at three (5.32), O at four (3.41), and Ka finishing the week at nine (0.89). Barry Manilow came in at five (1.58), followed by ventriloquist/comedian Terry Fator’s show at the Mirage at six (1.38). “Jersey Boys” finished at seven (1.29), with illusionist Criss Angel’s Believe at eight (0.98). “Lion King” at the Mandalay Bay Theatre rounded out the list at number ten (0.70).
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.