Theater productions dominated TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 2, with two blockbuster Broadway musicals clinching the top two slots....

Theater productions dominated TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 2, with two blockbuster Broadway musicals clinching the top two slots.

For the sixth week in a row, “Wicked” held on to the top spot in the events rankings, also grabbing No. 1 on the week’s Top Theater list, which includes regional and touring productions. Its main competition in the rankings, the hit musical “The Book of Mormon”, followed in second place overall and grabbed the No. 1 spot in the Broadway-specific rankings. The long-running production of “Lion King”, likely benefiting from the current re-release of the original film in 3D, also ranked high this week at No. 7.

Week 4 of NFL season saw a surprising absence of football teams in the Top Events rankings. The Dallas Cowboys were highest ranking of two teams to make the list this week, finishing at No. 4 overall, sold well enough on the secondary market to take No. 1 in TicketNews’ Top Sports ranking this week. The 2-2 Cowboys are reeling from this weekend’s 34-30 loss to the Detroit Lions in large part due to QB Tony Romo falling apart in the fourth quarter.

Houston Texans were the only other NFL franchise to make the cut this week, coming in at No. 9 overall. The team pulled off an impressive 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend.

Rock legends stayed strong on the list this week, with Sting in at No. 5 overall and Bob Seger hanging on at No. 10.

Sting takes his Back to Bass tour, in which he performs with a five-piece backup band, across the U.S. and to some Canadian cities this fall. Strong sales for the songwriter and musician took the tour to No. 2 in this week’s Top Concert rankings, with high ticket demand likely contributing to his decision to add a number of extra dates to already scheduled cities just last week. Also embarking on a fall tour of the states, Seger starts the second leg of his 2011 tour this November at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI, wrapping it up in December at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.

A standard on the list at this time of year, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) showed staying power this week, finishing at No. 8 overall. TSO runs two tours simultaneously each holiday season, performing pieces from the band’s popular Christmas-themed albums and other songs.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 10/2/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 4.67
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 3.34
3 Jeff Dunham Tickets 2.67
4 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 2.08
5 Back To Bass Tour: Sting Tickets 1.86
6 Taylor Swift Tickets 1.83
7 Lion King Tickets 1.68
8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 1.53
9 Houston Texans Tickets 1.39
10 Bob Seger Tickets 1.36

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 10/2/2011

      Event Score
1 Jeff Dunham Tickets 7.21
2 Back To Bass Tour: Sting Tickets 5.03
3 Taylor Swift Tickets 4.95
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 4.13
5 Bob Seger Tickets 3.67
6 Euphoria Tour: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & Prince Royce Tickets 2.54
7 Zac Brown Band Tickets 2.52
8 Elton John Tickets 2.51
9 Vicente Fernandez Tickets 2.23
10 Guns N’ Roses Tickets 2.21

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 10/2/2011

      Event Score
1 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 5.45
2 Houston Texans Tickets 3.64
3 ALDS: New York Yankees Tickets 3.05
4 San Diego Chargers Tickets 2.74
5 Arizona Cardinals Tickets 2.63
6 NLDS: Milwaukee Brewers Tickets 2.51
7 Oakland Raiders Tickets 2.45
8 Green Bay Packers Tickets 2.25
9 Chicago Bears Tickets 2.24
10 Manny Pacquiao Tickets 2.13
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 10/2/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 19.67
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 13.89
3 Lion King Tickets 7.08
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.32
5 War Horse Tickets 4.11
6 Les Miserables Tickets 3.54
7 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 2.84
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 1.98
9 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 1.98
10 Blue Man Group Tickets 1.57

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 10/2/2011

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 30.94
2 Wicked Tickets 12.44
3 War Horse Tickets 8.87
4 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 4.67
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 4.42
6 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 4.41
7 Cirque Du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets 3.47
8 Lion King Tickets 3.36
9 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 2.86
10 Anna Bolena Tickets 2.05

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 10/2/2011

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 53.60
2 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets 15.53
3 America’s Got Talent Tickets 9.63
4 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 6.74
5 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 4.20
6 David Copperfield Tickets 2.15
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.65
8 Terry Fator Tickets 1.56
9 Lion King Tickets 1.54
10 Le Reve Tickets 1.00