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

      Event Score
1 NFC Championship: San Francisco 49ers Tickets 4.56
2 Wicked Tickets 4.04
3 Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets 3.73
4 Van Halen Tickets 3.46
5 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 3.32
6 Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets 2.82
7 Elton John Tickets 2.35
8 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets 1.97
9 Miami Heat Tickets 1.84
10 Coldplay Tickets 1.81

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

      Event Score
1 Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets 9.40
2 Van Halen Tickets 8.71
3 Elton John Tickets 5.91
4 Coldplay Tickets 4.57
5 Drake Tickets 3.79
6 Tool Tickets 3.08
7 Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Lauren Alaina Tickets 2.69
8 The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys Tickets 2.24
9 Radiohead Tickets 2.23
10 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 2.12

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

      Event Score
1 NFC Championship: San Francisco 49ers Tickets 12.10
2 Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets 7.50
3 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets 5.22
4 Miami Heat Tickets 4.88
5 New York Knicks Tickets 4.31
6 AMA Supercross Tickets 3.74
7 AFC Championship: New England Patriots Tickets 3.47
8 Los Angeles Lakers Tickets 2.10
9 New York Rangers Tickets 1.77
10 The Harlem Globetrotters Tickets 1.76
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 18.78
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 15.81
3 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 7.23
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 6.72
5 The Lion King Tickets 4.06
6 Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream Tickets 3.15
7 Les Miserables Tickets 2.72
8 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 2.71
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets 2.53
10 War Horse Tickets 2.05

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 45.48
2 Wicked Tickets 12.49
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 6.28
4 War Horse Tickets 5.99
5 Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets 4.12
6 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 3.33
7 The Lion King Tickets 3.27
8 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 1.78
9 Mamma Mia! Tickets 1.37

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 1/22/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 89.98
2 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 2.69
3 David Copperfield Tickets 1.47
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.26
5 Le Reve Tickets 1.10
6 Jay Leno Tickets 1.02
7 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 0.68
8 Donny and Marie Osmond Tickets 0.42
9 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 0.41
10 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 0.38