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

      Event Score
1 Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets 5.77
2 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 4.62
3 Wicked Tickets 3.45
4 Van Halen Tickets 2.46
5 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 2.40
6 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets 2.14
7 Daniel Tosh Tickets 2.00
8 Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets 2.00
9 Roger Waters Tickets 1.56
10 Coldplay Tickets 1.53

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

      Event Score
1 Bruce Springsteen Tickets 10.29
2 Van Halen Tickets 5.48
3 Daniel Tosh Tickets 4.46
4 Red Hot Chili Peppers Tickets 4.46
5 Roger Waters Tickets 3.49
6 Coldplay Tickets 3.42
7 Drake Tickets 3.16
8 Eddie Vedder Tickets 2.42
9 Nickelback, Bush, Seether & My Darkest Days Tickets 2.31
10 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 1.83

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

      Event Score
1 Super Bowl XLVI: New England Patriots Tickets 17.30
2 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Tickets 6.42
3 New York Knicks Tickets 4.51
4 AMA Supercross Tickets 4.00
5 Miami Heat Tickets 2.65
6 Philadelphia 76ers Tickets 2.24
7 New York Rangers Tickets 1.68
8 Boston Celtics Tickets 1.59
9 Chicago Bulls Tickets 1.33
10 The Harlem Globetrotters Tickets 1.28
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

      Event Score
1 Wicked Tickets 17.11
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 11.93
3 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 7.63
4 The Lion King Tickets 5.91
5 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.09
6 Les Miserables Tickets 4.71
7 Andrea Bocelli Tickets 3.58
8 Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Tickets 3.56
9 War Horse Tickets 2.91
10 Cirque du Soleil – Dralion Tickets 2.88

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 40.12
2 Wicked Tickets 16.82
3 War Horse Tickets 9.19
4 Jersey Boys Tickets 5.83
5 Spider-man: Turn Off The Dark Tickets 3.69
6 The Lion King Tickets 2.41
7 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.22
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 1.56
9 How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Tickets 1.54
10 Rock of Ages Tickets 1.22

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 2/5/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 86.21
2 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 3.72
3 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets 1.72
4 David Copperfield Tickets 1.65
5 Donny and Marie Osmond Tickets 1.64
6 Le Reve Tickets 1.52
7 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.31
8 Jay Leno Tickets 0.72
9 Blue Man Group Tickets 0.48
10 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets 0.44