After six consecutive weeks at the top of TicketNews® ‘ exclusive event rankings, “The Book of Mormon” has finally been dethroned. The former Beatle...

After six consecutive weeks at the top of TicketNews® ‘ exclusive event rankings, “The Book of Mormon” has finally been dethroned.

The former Beatle Paul McCartney took over the top events rankings this week after four concert dates went on sale to the public Friday, September 14. The shows scheduled for Houston and Edmonton were announced a week prior, resulting in a total of five shows scheduled across North America this November. The performances will kick off on November 11 at the Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, Missouri.

These dates are an extension of the singer’s record-breaking On The Run Tour which has started off back in July of 2011 in Yankee Stadium. McCartney continues to sell out performances across the globe and due to his continuous success he recently landed the title of Richest Lead Singer in the world by CelebrityNetWorth.com, as reported by Contactmusic.com.

While McCartney easily took over this week’s rankings, “The Book of Mormon” didn’t fall more than the one spot, with a large margin over fellow Broadway show “Wicked” in the third position. However, there was quite a few newcomers debuting further down the list this week.

Holiday fan favorite, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, jumps onto the list this week with a strong showing in the sixth spot. Tickets sales for The Lost Christmas Eve began this past weekend.

Switching things up this week we find TLC’s Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, in the eighth spot as she prepares for a 19-date tour across the United States starting this October. Fans have helps push this television star ahead of plenty of other big name sports teams, musicians, and shows including American punk band, Green Day.

Green Day sneaks into the top 10 this week in the No. 9 spot after tickets sales began for their ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, ¡Tré! Tour. The tour, which is scheduled in conjunction with the release of a three album series of the same name, will kick off on November 26 in Seattle, WA and run until February 8.

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Top Combined Events

Week Ending 9/16/2012

     EventScore
1 Paul McCartney Tickets11.21
2 The Book Of Mormon Tickets6.23
3 Wicked Tickets2.04
4 One Direction Tickets1.73
5 Justin Bieber Tickets1.63
6 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve Tickets1.60
7 Bruce Springsteen Tickets1.56
8 Theresa Caputo Tickets1.49
9 Green Day Tickets1.48
10 Dallas Cowboys Tickets1.46

Top Concert Events

Week Ending 9/16/2012

     EventScore
1 Paul McCartney Tickets23.92
2 One Direction Tickets3.70
3 Justin Bieber Tickets3.48
4 Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Lost Christmas Eve Tickets3.41
5 Bruce Springsteen Tickets3.34
6 Green Day Tickets3.16
7 Lady Gaga Tickets2.55
8 Madonna Tickets2.49
9 Carrie Underwood Tickets2.48
10 Rihanna Tickets1.98

Top Sports Events

Week Ending 9/16/2012

     EventScore
1 Dallas Cowboys Tickets4.57
2 San Francisco 49ers Tickets4.02
3 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Tickets3.18
4 Seattle Seahawks Tickets3.14
5 New York Yankees Tickets2.87
6 New England Patriots Tickets2.60
7 New York Giants Tickets2.41
8 Miami Dolphins Tickets2.32
9 Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets2.10
10 Philadelphia Eagles Tickets2.06
   

Top Theater Events

Week Ending 9/16/2012

     EventScore
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets33.15
2 Wicked Tickets10.92
3 Jersey Boys Tickets5.90
4 Les Miserables Tickets4.96
5 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets3.46
6 War Horse Tickets3.08
7 The Lion King Tickets2.51
8 Andrea Bocelli Tickets1.83
9 Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy Tickets1.72
10 So You Think You Can Dance? Tickets1.69

Top Broadway Events

Week Ending 9/16/2012

     EventScore
1 The Book Of Mormon Tickets52.45
2 Wicked Tickets7.17
3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets6.93
4 Jersey Boys Tickets5.01
5 Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Tickets2.79
6 Glengarry Glen Ross Tickets2.52
7 Phantom of the Opera Tickets2.21
8 The Lion King Tickets2.03
9 Once Tickets1.72
10 War Horse Tickets1.39

Top Vegas Events

Week Ending 9/16/2012

     EventScore
1 Celine Dion Tickets33.18
2 Cirque Du Soleil – O Tickets24.79
3 Santana Tickets9.88
4 Cirque Du Soleil – Zumanity Tickets8.96
5 Cirque Du Soleil – The Beatles: Love Tickets6.98
6 Blue Man Group Tickets4.20
7 David Copperfield Tickets3.79
8 Cirque Du Soleil – Mystere Tickets3.60
9 Cirque Du Soleil – Ka Tickets2.86
10 George Wallace Tickets0.50