American Idols Live took the secondary market by storm, according to TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, May 15. The very...

American Idols Live took the secondary market by storm, according to TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, May 15. The very popular tour shot up from nowhere to hit at No. 1 in this week’s events rankings, power scoring a monster 14.28.

The concert tour toppled the musical Wicked from last week’s leader position, which came in second (2.69). Another Broadway hit, The Book of Mormon (three, 2.05), followed in the rankings with Taylor Swift coming in at No. 4 (2.01). The New York Yankees were the first sports entry on the list this week, in at No. 5 (1.66). Prince’s (six, 1.53) well-attended tour hit at No. 6 followed by the Chicago Bulls (seven, 1.34), who are the second sports entry on the list. The Bulls are currently playing the Miami Heat in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, which Chicago currently leads 1-0. Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj made it into the rankings at No. 8 (1.34), with elite British soccer team Manchester United finishing out the sports entries at No. 9 (1.25) and Glee Live at No. 10 (1.24).

The Yankees claimed No. 1 (7.13) in this week’s Top Sports rankings, with NBA and NHL playoff teams populating much of the remainder of the list. Chicago Bulls playoff tickets took No. 2 (5.82), with Miami Heat playoff tickets for the same series at No. 9 (2.96). Sales for the Tampa Bay Lightning home games of their NHL Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins finished No. 4 (3.92) with Bruins home games at No. 7 (3.50). Tampa Bay leads the series 1-0.

Oklahoma City Thunder sales for their win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Western Conference Semifinals took the team to No. 8 (3.18) this week, and Miami Heat tickets for their Eastern Conference Semifinal win over the Boston Celtics finished at No. 10 (2.87). High ranking non-playoff sports this week included Manchester United (three, 5.37), FC Barcelona (five, 3.63) and the Boston Red Sox (six, 3.63).

In this week’s Concert rankings, “American Idols Live” took top honors with another blockbuster power score of 23.44. In at No. 2 (3.30) was Taylor Swift, followed by Prince (three, 2.51), Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj (four, 2.19), and “Glee Live” (five, 2.03). Maroon 5 and Train took No. 6 (1.88), Katy Perry No. 7 (1.71), and U2, currently on the highest grossing tour in history, came in at No. 8 (1.63). Soundgarden made a rare appearance in the top ten, finishing the week at No. 9 (1.60), and Kings of Leon had sales strong enough to take the band to No. 10 (1.45).

“The Book of Mormon” once again topped the Broadway rankings, power scoring an impressive 28.94. “Wicked” followed at No. 2 (19.04), War Horse at No. 3 (9.52) and long-running hit Jersey Boys at No. 4 (4.96). Another Broadway veteran, Lion King, finished the week at No. 5 (3.95), with Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying still going strong at No. 6 (3.95). Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, currently in its second round of previews and set to open June 14, came in at No. 7 (3.50), followed by Phantom of the Opera at No. 8 (3.06), Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at No. 9 (2.00), and The Mother****** with the Hat, starring Chris Rock, at No. 10 (1.67).

“Wicked” led the Top Theater rankings with a power score of 17.92. “The Book of Mormon” followed closely behind at No. 2 (13.78), with “Jersey Boys” at No. 3 (6.23), “Lion King” at No. 4 (4.91), and “War Horse” taking No. 5 (4.59). Les Miserables is still experiencing robust sales, in at No. 6 (3.36) this week, with Billy Elliot coming in at No. 7 (2.89), Mamma Mia at No. 8 (2.71) and Mary Poppins at No. 9 (2.31). Rounding out the Broadway rankings, West Side Story finished the week at No. 10 (2.11).

Celine Dion continues to trounce all rivals on the Vegas strip, in at No. 1 yet again in this week’s Top Vegas rankings with an amazing 82.27 power score. In at No. 2 (4.99) this week was the first of four entries from Cirque Du Soleil, O, with The Beatles: Love in at No. 3 (4.37), Mystère at No. 5 (1.53), and Ka at No. 8 (0.80).

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.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 5/15/2011

      Event Score
1 American Idols Live Tickets 14.28
2 Wicked Tickets 2.69
3 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.05
4 Taylor Swift Tickets 2.01
5 New York Yankees Tickets 1.66
6 Prince Tickets 1.53
7 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Chicago Bulls Tickets 1.34
8 Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj Tickets 1.34
9 Manchester United Tickets 1.25
10 Glee Live Tickets

1.24

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 5/15/2011

      Event Score
1 American Idols Live Tickets 23.44
2 Taylor Swift Tickets 3.30
3 Prince Tickets 2.51
4 Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj Tickets

2.19
5 Glee Live Tickets 2.03
6 Maroon 5 & Train Tickets 1.88
7 Katy Perry Tickets 1.71
8 U2 Tickets 1.63
9 Soundgarden Tickets 1.60
10 Kings Of Leon Tickets 1.45

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 5/15/2011

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 7.13
2 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Chicago Bulls Tickets 5.82
3 Manchester United Tickets 5.37
4 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning Tickets 3.92
5 FC Barcelona Tickets 3.63
6 Boston Red Sox Tickets 3.63
7 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins Tickets 3.50
8 NBA Western Conference Semifinals: Oklahoma City Thunder Tickets 3.18
9 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat Tickets 2.96
10 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals: Miami Heat Tickets 2.87
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 5/15/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 17.92
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 13.78
3

Jersey Boys Tickets

6.23
4 Lion King Tickets 4.91
5 War Horse Tickets 4.59
6 Les Miserables Tickets 3.36
7 Billy Elliot Tickets 2.89
8 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.71
9 Mary Poppins Tickets 2.31
10 West Side Story Tickets 2.11

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 5/15/2011

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 28.94
2 Wicked Tickets 19.04
3 War Horse Tickets 9.52
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 4.96
5 Lion King Tickets 3.95
6 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 3.95
7 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 3.50
8 Phantom of the Opera Tickets 3.06
9 Anything Goes Tickets 2.00
10 The Mother****** With The Hat Tickets 1.67

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 5/15/2011

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 82.27
2 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 4.99
3 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 4.37
4 David Copperfield Tickets 3.08
5 Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets 1.53
6 Criss Angel: Believe Tickets 0.93
7 Terry Fator Tickets 0.91
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 0.80
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 0.48
10 Jay Leno Tickets 0.26