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

      Event Score
1 Justin Bieber Tickets 7.95
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 4.21
3 New York Yankees Tickets 2.51
4 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 2.27
5 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat Tickets 2.03
6 Wicked Tickets 1.81
7 One Direction Tickets 1.79
8 Roger Waters Tickets 1.51
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 1.46
10 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 1.28

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

      Event Score
1 Justin Bieber Tickets 14.36
2 Brothers Of The Sun Tour: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Tickets 4.10
3 One Direction Tickets 3.23
4 Roger Waters Tickets 2.73
5 Neil Diamond Tickets 2.29
6 Jason Aldean & Luke Bryan Tickets 2.02
7 One Direction – 2013 Tour Tickets 2.01
8 Drake, J. Cole, & Waka Flocka Flame Tickets 1.83
9 Dave Matthews Band Tickets 1.82
10 Madonna Tickets 1.63

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

      Event Score
1 New York Yankees Tickets 9.29
2 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat Tickets 7.53
3 International Friendly: Argentina Tickets 4.75
4 Manny Pacquiao Tickets 2.94
5 NHL Stanley Cup Finals: Los Angeles Kings Tickets 2.93
6 NBA Finals: Miami Heat Tickets 2.93
7 Boston Red Sox Tickets 2.88
8 NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Celtics Tickets 2.43
9 NBA Finals: Oklahoma City Thunder Tickets 2.42
10 Atlanta Braves Tickets 2.12
     

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 25.47
2 Wicked Tickets 10.88
3 Jersey Boys Tickets 8.58
4 The Lion King Tickets 7.04
5 Les Miserables Tickets 5.84
6 Cirque du Soleil – Michael Jackson The Immortal Tickets 2.79
7 War Horse Tickets 2.34
8 Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets 2.23
9 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 2.15
10 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 1.98

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 6/10/2012

      Event Score
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets 39.17
2 Wicked Tickets 10.55
3 Cirque du Soleil – Zarkana Tickets 5.79
4 Newsies – The Musical Tickets 5.59
5 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 5.14
6 The Lion King Tickets 3.76
7 Once Tickets 3.03
8 Phantom Of The Opera Tickets 2.93
9 Jersey Boys Tickets 2.65
10 War Horse Tickets 1.94

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 6/3/2012

      Event Score
1 Celine Dion Tickets 82.03
2 Cirque du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets 7.87
3 Santana Tickets 2.85
4 Cirque du Soleil – Viva Elvis Tickets 2.35
5 David Copperfield Tickets 1.70
6 Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular Tickets 0.76
7 Blue Man Group Tickets 0.56
8 Le Reve Tickets 0.45
9 Jay Leno Tickets 0.38
10 V – The Ultimate Variety Show Tickets 0.34