In the lead up to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVI, tickets for the big game took over the top spot in TicketNews’ exclusive events...

In the lead up to this weekend’s Super Bowl XLVI, tickets for the big game took over the top spot in TicketNews’ exclusive events rankings for the week ending Sunday, February 5.

The championship game, which also took Lucas Oil Stadium to the top of TicketNews’ venues rankings for a second week, was a rematch between the Patriots and their Super Bowl XLII foes, the New York Giants. On February 5, the Giants repeated their win of four years ago behind a catch by wide receiver Mario Manningham which set up a fourth quarter comeback for Big Blue, ending the game in a 21-17 win.

The much anticipated tour of rock icon Bruce Springsteen proved too much for hit musical “Wicked”, with Springsteen edging out the long-running Broadway production for second place in the week’s rankings.

Since tickets went on sale to the public on January 27, Springsteen has held firm to the No. 1 spot on TicketNews’ Top Concert rankings. Springsteen’s 19-city tour kicks off at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA on March 18 and wrap up on May 2 on Springsteen’s home turf at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Other musical artists to make the top ten this week included the reunited Van Halen, featuring the return of David Lee Roth, in at No. 4, and alternative rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers at No. 8. Legendary former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters’, who brings a revamped production of “The Wall” to North American audiences this spring, finished at No. 9.

TicketNews Exclusive Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™. Two factors are used to calculate a power score: total ticket sales from the given event and total ticket sales within the category. Since the sum of all events’ power scores equals 100 in any given category, an individual event’s Power Score represents its category-specific significance. Top Event Power Scores should only be used to compare events within a particular category, and not across categories.

Top Combined Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

1Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets5.77
2Bruce Springsteen Tickets4.62
3Wicked Tickets3.45
4Van Halen Tickets2.46
5The Book Of Mormon Tickets2.40
6Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets2.14
7Daniel Tosh Tickets2.00
8Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets2.00
9Roger Waters Tickets1.56
10Coldplay Tickets1.53

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

1Bruce Springsteen Tickets10.29
2Van Halen Tickets5.48
3Daniel Tosh Tickets4.46
4Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets4.46
5Roger Waters Tickets3.49
6Coldplay Tickets3.42
7Drake Tickets3.16
8Eddie Vedder Tickets2.42
9Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets2.31
10Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets1.83

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

1Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets17.30
2Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets6.42
3New York Knicks Tickets4.51
4AMA Supercross Tickets4.00
5Miami Heat Tickets2.65
6Philadelphia 76ers Tickets2.24
7New York Rangers Tickets1.68
8Boston Celtics Tickets1.59
9Chicago Bulls Tickets1.33
10The Harlem Globetrotters Tickets1.28

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

1Wicked Tickets17.11
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets11.93
3Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets7.63
4The Lion King Tickets5.91
5Jersey Boys Tickets5.09
6Les Miserables Tickets4.71
7Andrea Bocelli Tickets3.58
8Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Tickets3.56
9War Horse Tickets2.91
10Cirque du Soleil – Dralion Tickets2.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

1The Book Of Mormon Tickets40.12
2Wicked Tickets16.82
3War Horse Tickets9.19
4Jersey Boys Tickets5.83
5Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets3.69
6The Lion King Tickets2.41
7Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.22
8Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets1.56
9How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets1.54
10Rock of Ages Tickets1.22

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

1Celine Dion Tickets86.21
2Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets3.72
3Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets1.72
4David Copperfield Tickets1.65
5Donny and Marie Osmond Tickets1.64
6Le Reve Tickets1.52
7Jersey Boys Tickets1.31
8Jay Leno Tickets0.72
9Blue Man Group Tickets0.48
10Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets0.44