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World Series Tickets Hit a Home Run in TicketNews' October Events Rankings

(November 08, 2011)

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Although the St. Louis Cardinals bested the Texas Rangers on the field during the World Series, it was the Rangers who triumphed in TicketNews' exclusive events rankings, compiled from October 1-31.

The Rangers only hosted three of the World Series' seven games, but those tickets sold well enough for the team to finish second overall in October's rankings. Texas initially held a lead of three games to two, but couldn't close out the Cardinals when the Series returned to St. Louis for Games 6 and 7. The Cardinals' four home games in the Series didn't rank as high as those of their counterpart, but they still finished the month at No. 8.

After landing at No. 9 in September's rankings, Bob Seger jumped into the Top 5 for October, finishing in fourth overall. In October, Seger added dates to the second leg of his 2011 tour, which began November 2 at Eastern Michigan University.

Other musical heavyweights to hit the road last month were Jay-Z and Kanye West (No. 14), whose Watch the Throne Tour launched October 28, and Sting (No. 18), whose Back to Bass Tour began October 21.


Events to Watch in November:

  • After two sold-out shows in New York City this September, Radiohead has announced initial dates for a 2012 tour. With fan club presales beginning November 9 and public onsales opening November 12, the band is expected to perform strongly in the month's rankings.
  • Seasonal favorites the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Radio City Christmas Spectacular finished October in fifth and sixth place, respectively. As the holidays draw closer, both should maintain their steady ticket sales through November.
  • If the NBA owners and players can reach an agreement to end the current lockout, which has already cost them some of the season, the initial rush on tickets could land the league's more popular teams in the Top 20 for November.

TicketNews' Monthly Top Events for October 1-31, 2011

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ranking Event Power Score ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 "Wicked" Tickets 4.21 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2 World Series: Texas Rangers (Home) Tickets 3.65 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3 "The Book of Mormon" Tickets 3.61 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4 Bob Seger Tickets 1.85 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets 1.82 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6 Radio City Christmas Spectacular Tickets 1.71 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7 Taylor Swift Tickets 1.64 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8 World Series: St. Louis Cardinals (Home) Tickets 1.58 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 "Jersey Boys" Tickets 1.51 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 San Diego Chargers Tickets 1.24 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11 "The Lion King" Tickets 1.22 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 12 Dallas Cowboys Tickets 1.21 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 13 Jeff Dunham Tickets 1.19 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 14 Watch the Throne Tour: Jay-Z & Kanye West Tickets 1.19 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 15 Cirque du Soleil - Michael Jackson: The Immortal Tickets 1.11 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16 Manny Pacquiao Tickets 1.04 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 "War Horse" Tickets 1.02 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 18 Back to Bass Tour: Sting Tickets 0.92 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 19 San Francisco 49ers Tickets 0.86 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 "Les Misérables" Tickets 0.83 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Monthly Rankings Methodology

TicketNews' exclusive Event Rankings and Power Scores are based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange, the world's largest secondary market exchange. Power Scores are based on a given event's total ticket sales and total ticket sales of all applicable events from the first to the last day of a month. Since the sum of all events' Power Scores equals 100, an individual event's Power Score represents its overall significance.

About TicketNews

TicketNews® is the leading news source reporting exclusively on the ticketing sector. TicketNews.com provides comprehensive news coverage and market analysis for and about the ticketing industry, including tour dates, recent ticket resale legislation and exclusive, independent industry rankings. With more than 100,000 unique visitors per month, TicketNews' readership comprises ticket brokers, venues, affiliate marketing professionals, consumers, sports management professionals, event promoters and software vendors. TicketNews is a subsidiary of TicketNetwork, Inc.

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