After one week out, the musical Wicked has regained the title of top-selling event in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday,...

After one week out, the musical Wicked has regained the title of top-selling event in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 21, finishing the week with a power score of 3.49.

Following the popular show this week was Broadway rival The Book of Mormon (two, 2.64), Taylor Swift (three, 2.54), and the successful Sade with John Legend tour (four, 1.57).

For the second week in a row, the 70’s nostalgia tour of Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger made it into the top ten, this week landing at number five (1.24). In sixth place six this week was Katy Perry (1.14) with her California Dreams tour, followed by the comeback tour of Chris Brown at seven (1.11). Though toppled from last week’s number one spot, the Watch The Throne Tour of Jay-Z and Kanye West continues to experience strong sales, this week landing at number eight (1.11). At 1-1 in preseason play was the first and only sports entry of the week, the Dallas Cowboys (nine, 1.01), and the joint tour of Jason Aldean & Chris Young finished off the list at number ten (0.96).

Professional football’s preseason is spurring very strong ticket sales for NFL teams, which occupy a full eight spots of this week’s Top Sports rankings. The Dallas Cowboys’ strong sales took them to the top of the rankings this week with a power score of 2.65. Next came the San Francisco 49ers (two, 2.16), followed by one of only two Major League Baseball teams on the list, the AL East’s number two Boston Red Sox (three, 2.04).

Other NFL teams populating the list this week included the Green Bay Packers (four, 1.99), the Pittsburgh Steelers (five, 1.98), the Arizona Cardinals (six, 1.76) and the San Diego Chargers (seven, 1.71). AL East leaders the New York Yankees took the last MLB spot in the top ten this week, finishing at number eight (1.69), with the last two spots claimed by more NFL franchises, the Philadelphia Eagles (nine, 1.61) and the Denver Broncos (ten, 1.61).

Taylor Swift dominated the week’s Top Concert rankings, power scoring a 6.05. Joining Swift were Sade & John Legend (two, 3.74), the Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger tour (three, 2.94), Katy Perry (four, 2.71) and Chris Brown (five, 2.64). The “Watch The Throne” tour made it to number six (2.63), with Jason Aldean & Chris Young at seven (2.27) and Adele at eight (2.24). Finishing off the list this week were Lil Wayne in at nine (1.92) and the 10th Anniversary Honda Civic Tour headlined by Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance at ten (1.74).

On Broadway, “The Book of Mormon” once again led the rankings, finishing the week with an impressive power score of 31.06. “Wicked” came in second (12.12), followed by War Horse (three, 8.60), Cirque Du Soleil’s Zarkana (four, 8.29), Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (five, 5.47) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (six, 5.38). In at number seven this week was the long running hit Jersey Boys (4.57), with Lion King hitting at eight (2.53), Phantom of the Opera at nine (2.40) and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at ten (1.99).

With a power score of 18.85, “Wicked” took top honors in this week’s Theater rankings. “The Book of Mormon” came in second (14.60), followed by “Jersey Boys” (three, 5.09), the classic Les Miserables (four, 4.97) and “War Horse” (five, 4.06). “Zarkana” made it to number six (3.90), with “Lion King” at seven (3.13) and the So You Think You Can Dance? tour at eight (2.88). A second Cirque production to make the Theater rankings this week, Quidam, made it to number nine (2.59), with “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” rounding out the list at ten (2.57).

Even while on a four month break to be with family, Celine Dion continues to reign supreme on the Vegas strip, once again taking number one in the week’s Top Vegas rankings. With a power score of 50.44 this week, Dion will be replaced in September with Elton John as he brings his “Million Dollar Piano” tour to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a total of 16 shows. Dion is scheduled to return to the Caesars Palace stage in late December.

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 8/21/2011

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets3.49
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.64
3Taylor Swift Tickets2.54
4Sade & John Legend Tickets1.57
5Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger Tickets1.24
6Katy Perry Tickets1.14
7Chris Brown Tickets1.11
8Watch The Throne Tour: Jay-Z & Kanye West Tickets1.11
9Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.01
10Jason Aldean & Chris Young Tickets0.96

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 8/21/2011

     EventScore
1Taylor Swift Tickets6.05
2Sade & John Legend Tickets3.74
3Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger Tickets2.94
4Katy Perry Tickets2.71
5Chris Brown Tickets2.64
6Watch The Throne Tour: Jay-Z & Kanye West Tickets2.63
7Jason Aldean & Chris Young Tickets2.27
8Adele Tickets2.24
9Lil Wayne Tickets1.92
10Honda Civic Tour: Blink 182 & My Chemical Romance Tickets1.74

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 8/21/2011

     EventScore
1Dallas Cowboys Tickets2.65
2San Francisco 49ers Tickets2.16
3Boston Red Sox Tickets2.04
4Green Bay Packers Tickets1.99
5Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets1.98
6Arizona Cardinals Tickets1.76
7San Diego Chargers Tickets1.71
8New York Yankees Tickets1.69
9Philadelphia Eagles Tickets1.61
10Denver Broncos Tickets1.61
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 8/21/2011

     EventScore
1Wicked Tickets18.85
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets14.60
3Jersey Boys Tickets5.09
4Les Miserables Tickets4.97
5War Horse Tickets4.06
6Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets3.90
7Lion King Tickets3.13
8So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets2.88
9Cirque du Soleil – Quidam Tickets2.59
10Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets2.57

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 8/21/2011

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets31.06
2Wicked Tickets12.12
3War Horse Tickets8.60
4Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets8.29
5Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets5.47
6How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets5.38
7Jersey Boys Tickets4.57
8Lion King Tickets2.53
9Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.40
10Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets1.99

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 8/21/2011

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets50.44
2Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets17.90
3Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets9.19
4David Copperfield Tickets5.04
5Jersey Boys Tickets2.63
6Le Reve Tickets2.25
7Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets2.13
8Terry Fator Tickets1.90
9Lion King Tickets1.84
10Barry Manilow Tickets1.69