Justin Bieber secures the No. 1 postion atop TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings list for the third consecutive week. Three weeks after announcing the tour...

Justin Bieber secures the No. 1 postion atop TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings list for the third consecutive week. Three weeks after announcing the tour dates to his upcoming 2012 Believe Tour, which is scheduled to begin this September, the fan excitement — “Bieber Fever” — is still in full swing. MTV reported that all 45 North American tour dates had sold out in less than an hour after going on sale to the general public. Those who weren’t able to secure tickets in that first hour have now turned to the secondary ticket market for their Bieber tickets.

Surging into the No. 3 postion this week were the New York Yankees who sat at No. 16 the week prior. Helping spur them up the rankings list was this past weekend’s Subway Series versus cross town rivals the New York Mets. The Yankees went on to sweep the Mets and are currently tied for first with the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.

The Yankees hit the road this week first traveling to Turner Field to take on the Atlanta Braves followed by a series in the nation’s capital against the Washington Nationals.

Also climbing up the rankings this week were the Miami Heat who jumped from the No. 11 position up to the No. 5 spot. The Heat found themselves in a ruthless battle with the Boston Celtics in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Both teams’ strong level of play led to series reaching an apex for a deciding Game 7 on Saturday, June 9 where the Miami Heat punched their ticket to the NBA Finals.

The Heat will meet the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena for Game 1 of the Finals tonight, June 12, 2012. League MVP, LeBron James looks to secure his first NBA Championship. However, for James to finally earn a championship ring, the Heat will have to stop three-time scoring champion Kevin Durant. Game 2 is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, and then the series heads to Miami for Game 3 on Sunday, June 17.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

     EventScore
1Justin Bieber Tickets7.95
2The Book Of Mormon Tickets4.21
3New York Yankees Tickets2.51
4Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets2.27
5NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat Tickets2.03
6Wicked Tickets1.81
7One Direction Tickets1.79
8Roger Waters Tickets1.51
9Jersey Boys Tickets1.46
10International Friendly: Argentina Tickets1.28

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

     EventScore
1Justin Bieber Tickets14.36
2Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets4.10
3One Direction Tickets3.23
4Roger Waters Tickets2.73
5Neil Diamond Tickets2.29
6Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets2.02
7One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets2.01
8Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets1.83
9Dave Matthews Band Tickets1.82
10Madonna Tickets1.63

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

     EventScore
1New York Yankees Tickets9.29
2NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat Tickets7.53
3International Friendly: Argentina Tickets4.75
4Manny Pacquiao Tickets2.94
5NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings Tickets2.93
6NBA Finals: Miami Heat Tickets2.93
7Boston Red Sox Tickets2.88
8NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Celtics Tickets2.43
9NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Tickets2.42
10Atlanta Braves Tickets2.12
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets25.47
2Wicked Tickets10.88
3Jersey Boys Tickets8.58
4The Lion King Tickets7.04
5Les Miserables Tickets5.84
6Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets2.79
7War Horse Tickets2.34
8Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets2.23
9Newsies – The Musical Tickets2.15
10Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets1.98

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

     EventScore
1The Book Of Mormon Tickets39.17
2Wicked Tickets10.55
3Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets5.79
4Newsies – The Musical Tickets5.59
5Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets5.14
6The Lion King Tickets3.76
7Once Tickets3.03
8Phantom Of The Opera Tickets2.93
9Jersey Boys Tickets2.65
10War Horse Tickets1.94

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 6/3/2012

     EventScore
1Celine Dion Tickets82.03
2Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets7.87
3Santana Tickets2.85
4Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets2.35
5David Copperfield Tickets1.70
6Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets0.76
7Blue Man Group Tickets0.56
8Le Reve Tickets0.45
9Jay Leno Tickets0.38
10V – The Ultimate Variety Show Tickets0.34