In Week 2 of the NFL season, football teams continued to make a strong showing in TicketNews’ Top Events rankings, but it was live...

In Week 2 of the NFL season, football teams continued to make a strong showing in TicketNews’ Top Events rankings, but it was live performances that took the top spots this week.

With just a few months until Christmas, holiday fan favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) performed well in the week’s rankings, holding No. 2 in Top Events and retaining a No. 1 spot in TicketNews’ Concert rankings for two weeks running. The two touring groups, backed by full orchestras, are gearing up for their fall/winter tours of the U.S. plus Toronto, ON, performing a narrative version of the album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” in addition to other works. The multimedia extravaganzas that are TSO concerts, complete with lasers, synchronized light shows and pyrotechnics, have made them very popular with fans and also have led to critical acclaim.

Live theater also ranked high this week, with Wicked taking the top spot in the Events rankings and this week’s Top Theater rankings, and The Book of Mormon at number three in Events and dominating the week’s Top Broadway rankings.

The top ranking of four NFL teams to make the Top Events list this week was the San Francisco 49ers at No.7. Despite this enthusiastic fan response, the 49ers squandered a chance this weekend to beat the Dallas Cowboys and make a 2-0 start, instead losing in overtime after blowing a 10 point fourth quarter lead. The 49ers were followed in the rankings by the remaining three teams to finish in the top ten, the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

Hugh Jackman makes a return to Broadway in late October with the appropriately titled revue, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway. The show, debuting in this week’s Top Broadway rankings at number six and in the Top Theater rankings at number ten, is a reincarnation of “Hugh Jackman in Concert”, which previously played limited engagements in Toronto and San Francisco. The show begins previews on October 25 and opens on November 10 for a ten week run.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 9/18/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 3.76
2 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 2.79
3 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.65
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.69
5 Taylor Swift Tickets 1.69
6 Lion King Tickets 1.46
7 San Francisco 49ers Tickets 1.39
8 Washington Redskins Tickets 1.17
9 Atlanta Falcons Tickets 1.16
10 New England Patriots Tickets 1.03

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/18/2011

      Event Score
1 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 7.62
2 Taylor Swift Tickets 4.61
3 Journey, Foreigner & Night Ranger Tickets 2.25
4 Bob Seger Tickets 2.17
5 Marc Anthony Tickets 2.10
6 Chris Brown, T-Pain, Kelly Rowland & Tyga Tickets 2.08
7 Jimmy Buffett Tickets 1.74
8 Adele Tickets 1.73
9 Euphoria Tour: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Prince Royce Tickets 1.70
10 Bridge School Benefit Tickets 1.60

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/18/2011

      Event Score
1 San Francisco 49ers Tickets 3.47
2 Washington Redskins Tickets 2.92
3 Atlanta Falcons Tickets 2.91
4 New England Patriots Tickets 2.57
5 Miami Dolphins Tickets 2.21
6 New York Jets Tickets 2.20
7 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.20
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets 2.18
9 Carolina Panthers Tickets 2.17
10 Floyd Mayweather Jr Tickets 2.15
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/18/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 17.61
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 12.28
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 7.99
4 Lion King Tickets 6.89
5 War Horse Tickets 4.22
6 Les Miserables Tickets 3.53
7 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 3.19
8 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 2.43
9 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 2.32
10 Hugh Jackman Back On Broadway Tickets 2.08

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/18/2011

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 30.57
2 War Horse Tickets 10.38
3 Wicked Tickets 10.37
4 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 5.77
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.22
6 Hugh Jackman Back On Broadway Tickets 5.17
7 Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets 5.09
8 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 4.02
9 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 3.31
10 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.10

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/18/2011

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 43.55
2 America’s Got Talent Tickets 36.58
3 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 7.49
4 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 3.27
5 David Copperfield Tickets 2.41
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.24
7 Terry Fator Tickets 1.10
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 0.87
9 Le Reve Tickets 0.86
10 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 0.49