Popular rockers Coldplay continued to have success in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings, finishing at No. 2 for the week ending Sunday, January 8. The...

Popular rockers Coldplay continued to have success in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings, finishing at No. 2 for the week ending Sunday, January 8.

The band’s strong secondary sales have kept them in the top ten since mid-December, when tickets for their 2012 North American tour went on sale to the public. They will begin their tour in support of their latest album, “Mylo Xyloto,” on April 17 in Edmonton, AB.

Alternative metal group Tool joined Coldplay as the only other music group in the top five coming in at No. 5. The label-defying rockers start their Winter Tour this week, playing Reno, NV, on January 12.

It was once again theater events that led the secondary market this week, with the long running hit “Wicked” taking No. 1 for the third consecutive week. “The Book of Mormon” also ranked high, finishing at No. 3.

The NFL Playoffs officially kicked off this past weekend, and tickets to multiple games found their way into the rankings. Tickets to the San Francisco 49ers January 14 NFC Divisional playoff game against the New Orleans Saints came in at No. 7, while Denver Broncos tickets for this weekend’s AFC Wild Card playoff stunner against the Pittsburgh Steelers made it to No. 9.

NFL Playoff events outside of the top ten were the New York Giants Wild Card win over the Atlanta Falcons (No. 13), Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis (No. 14) and the Houston Texans Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals (No. 18).

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 4.13
2 Coldplay Tickets 2.83
3 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.56
4 AMA Supercross Tickets 2.54
5 Tool Tickets 2.15
6 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 2.10
7 NFC Divisional Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers Tickets 2.07
8 Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets 2.05
9 AFC Wild Card: Denver Broncos Tickets 2.05
10 New York Knicks Tickets 2.02

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

      Event Score
1 Coldplay Tickets 8.93
2 Tool Tickets 6.79
3 Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets 6.46
4 Van Halen Tickets 5.88
5 Drake Tickets 3.68
6 Neil Diamond Tickets 3.40
7 Celine Dion Tickets 3.24
8 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 3.17
9 George Strait & Martina McBride Tickets 2.61
10 Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery Tickets 2.33

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

      Event Score
1 AMA Supercross Tickets 5.71
2 NFC Divisional Playoffs: San Francisco 49ers Tickets 4.65
3 AFC Wild Card: Denver Broncos Tickets 4.61
4 New York Knicks Tickets 4.53
5 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets 4.11
6 NFC Wild Card: New York Giants Tickets 3.96
7 Super Bowl XLVI Tickets 3.21
8 BCS National Championship Bowl: LSU Tigers Tickets 2.99
9 Miami Heat Tickets 2.90
10 PBR – Professional Bull Riders Tickets 2.77
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 18.98
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 11.65
3 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 9.33
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 4.97
5 The Lion King Tickets 4.46
6 Les Miserables Tickets 3.37
7 War Horse Tickets 2.92
8 Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Tickets 2.42
9 Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic Tickets 2.04
10 Billy Elliot Tickets 1.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 38.23
2 Wicked Tickets 12.79
3 War Horse Tickets 8.32
4 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 6.13
5 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 5.12
6 Jersey Boys Tickets 3.57
7 The Lion King Tickets 3.25
8 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.00
9 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 1.73
10 The Mountaintop Tickets 1.26

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 1/8/2011

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 84.41
2 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 3.56
3 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 3.40
4 David Copperfield Tickets 2.65
5 Blue Man Group Tickets 2.58
6 Penn & Teller Tickets 1.13
7 Le Reve Tickets 1.05
8 Jersey Boys Tickets 0.87
9 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 0.27
10 Stripper 101 Tickets 0.08