In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV, it’s no surprise that the event which all but constitutes a national holiday kept a firm grip on its number one position of the past three weeks. The Green Bay Packers bested the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in the nail biter at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX, on February 6. As in past weeks, ticket sales took Super Bowl XLV to the top spot this week, where it power scored an impressive 11.21.
In at number two this week was Taylor Swift (7.10), followed by Lil Wayne (three, 6.84) and Katy Perry (four, 3.15). Wicked, now out of the number one spot for the third week in a row, landed at number five (2.47).
Other musical artists to make the events top ten include the George Strait/Reba McEntire/Lee Ann Womack tour (six, 2.05), Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks (seven, 2.04) and Lady Gaga (nine, 1.43). The only sports entries besides the Super Bowl this week were the Monster Jam Trucks tour at eight (1.44) and the New York Knicks at ten (1.31).
For the fourth straight week, Super Bowl XLV took top honors in Top Sports Events category. Ticket sales brought the event to number one with a monster power score of 30.48. Motorsports hit high in the rankings this week as well, with the Monster Truck Jams tour getting to number two (3.93) and Monster Energy Supercross coming in at four (2.51). Basketball scored big this week, with the New York Knicks in at three (3.56), the Boston Celtics at five (2.37), Miami Heat at seven (1.96) and Los Angeles Lakers at nine (1.42). Baseball made an early appearance, with the Boston Red Sox just making the list at number ten (1.40).
After one week out of number one, Taylor Swift once again took over the top spot in this week’s concert rankings with a power score of 14.39, followed closely by Lil Wayne (two, 13.86). Katy Perry came in at number three (6.38), with the George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack tour at four (4.15) and Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at five (4.12). Other artists making the cut this week included Lady Gaga at six (2.91), Bon Jovi at seven (2.46), the Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band at eight (2.07) and the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys tour at nine (1.88). Canadian super group Rush stayed strong in the rankings this week, finishing at number ten (1.73).
“Wicked” retained its strong hold on both the Top Broadway and Top Theater rankings, power scoring a 22.89 and 19.99, respectively. Joining “Wicked” in the Broadway rankings were Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark at two (10.56), The Merchant of Venice at three (10.17), Jersey Boys at four (9.30), and Lion King at five (3.57). Other Desert Cities debuted this week at number seven (2.61), followed by Mamma Mia at eight (2.55), Andrea Bocelli at nine (2.48) and Memphis – The Musical at ten (2.31).
In a momentous turn of events, Celine Dion took number one (53.33) in this week’s Top Vegas Events rankings, ousting Cher from the top spot for the first time since February of 2010. In at two this week, Cher power scored a still respectable 25.17, considering that she wound up her two and a half year Vegas run last week.
Next in the rankings were three Cirque Du Soleil productions, O in at three (4.11), The Beatles: Love at four (3.51) and Ka at five (1.79). Illusionists ranked high this week, with Criss Angel’s Believe in at six (1.65) and David Copperfield at ten (1.26). “Lion King” and “Jersey Boys” performed well in Vegas this week, coming in at number seven (1.49) and eight (1.45), respectively. Santana stayed strong in the rankings, finishing at number nine (1.45).
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