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.