The NFC Conference Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants edged out some top musical acts in TicketNews’ exclusive events...

The NFC Conference Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants edged out some top musical acts in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, January 22.

49ers tickets for this weekend’s NFC Championship Game made it into the top ten for the second straight week, this week hitting at No. 1 on the secondary market. The Giants ultimately came on top of the game, kicking a last-second field goal in overtime. The AFC Championship did not fare quite as well in the rankings, finishing at No. 16. The New England Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 after Ravens kicker Bill Cundiff missed a game-tying 32-yard field goal with just seconds remaining.

The Patriots and Giants will meet in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Early ticket sales for this rematch of Super Bowl XLII brought the game to No. 6 in this week’s rankings.

Rock musicians took over nearly half of the ten slots this week, with Nickelback’s joint tour with Bush, Seether and My Darkest Days the highest ranking at No. 3. The new tour from iconic rockers Van Halen, which features the return of lead vocalist David Lee Roth, is still riding a strong sales wave finishing at No. 4 this week. The band is preparing for a February 18 tour launch in Louisville, KY.

Other rock acts selling well on the secondary market this week included Elton John, in at No. 7, and Coldplay, on their North American tour in support of “Mylo Xyloto”, in at No. 10.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

1NFC Championship: San Francisco 49ers Tickets4.56
2Wicked Tickets4.04
3Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets3.73
4Van Halen Tickets3.46
5The Book Of Mormon Tickets3.32
6Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets2.82
7Elton John Tickets2.35
8Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets1.97
9Miami Heat Tickets1.84
10Coldplay Tickets1.81

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

1Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets9.40
2Van Halen Tickets8.71
3Elton John Tickets5.91
4Coldplay Tickets4.57
5Drake Tickets3.79
6Tool Tickets3.08
7Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Lauren Alaina Tickets2.69
8The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys Tickets2.24
9Radiohead Tickets2.23
10Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets2.12

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

1NFC Championship: San Francisco 49ers Tickets12.10
2Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets7.50
3Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets5.22
4Miami Heat Tickets4.88
5New York Knicks Tickets4.31
6AMA Supercross Tickets3.74
7AFC Championship: New England Patriots Tickets3.47
8Los Angeles Lakers Tickets2.10
9New York Rangers Tickets1.77
10The Harlem Globetrotters Tickets1.76

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

1Wicked Tickets18.78
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets15.81
3Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets7.23
4Jersey Boys Tickets6.72
5The Lion King Tickets4.06
6Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream Tickets3.15
7Les Miserables Tickets2.72
8Andrea Bocelli Tickets2.71
9Mamma Mia! Tickets2.53
10War Horse Tickets2.05

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets45.48
2Wicked Tickets12.49
3Jersey Boys Tickets6.28
4War Horse Tickets5.99
5Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets4.12
6How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets3.33
7The Lion King Tickets3.27
8Phantom Of The Opera Tickets1.78
9Mamma Mia! Tickets1.37

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

1Celine Dion Tickets89.98
2Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets2.69
3David Copperfield Tickets1.47
4Jersey Boys Tickets1.26
5Le Reve Tickets1.10
6Jay Leno Tickets1.02
7Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets0.68
8Donny and Marie Osmond Tickets0.42
9Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.41
10Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets0.38