October 09, 2007 10:00 ET

Play Ball! Playoffs Put MLB Back in the Rankings

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - October 9, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 10/01/07 - 10/07/07.

                  OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS

Event                              This Week   Last Week

Hannah Montana                         1           1
Wicked                                 2           4
Bruce Springsteen                      3           2
Dallas Cowboys                         4           6
Lion King                              5          n/a
Colorado Rockies                       6          n/a
Van Halen                              7           3
Jersey Boys                            8           7
New York Yankees                       9          n/a
Green Bay Packers                     10           5

Disney is enjoying the lion's share of this week's ticket sales between Hannah Montana maintaining the number one spot and "Lion King" appearing at five.

With a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies, the Colorado Rockies advance to the second round of MLB playoffs and the number six spot on the Overall Top Events chart.

                  TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Dallas Cowboys                        1           2
Colorado Rockies                      2          n/a
New York Yankees                      3          n/a
Green Bay Packers                     4           1
Philadelphia Phillies                 5          n/a
Boston Red Sox                        6           8
New York Giants                       7           3
Chicago Cubs                          8          n/a
Cleveland Indians                     9          n/a
New England Patriots                 10          10

Occupying six of the ten spots this week, Major League Baseball once again takes dominance of the Top Sports chart. The fifth-ranked Phillies and eighth-ranked Cubs make a brief appearance (both teams lost their division series in three games) while the second-ranked Rockies and sixth-ranked Red Sox will move on to the next round of playoffs. The Yankees and Indians take their competition to the rankings where New York leads at position three while Cleveland lags at number nine.

                  TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Wicked                                1           1
Lion King                             2           4
Jersey Boys                           3           2
Radio City Christmas Spectacular      4           3
Andrea Bocelli                        5           5
Young Frankenstein                    6           6
Monty Python's Spamalot               7           8
Blue Man Group                        8          10
Grease                                9           7
Cirque Du Soleil:
  The Beatles: LOVE                  10           9


Event                             This Week   Last Week

Wicked                                1           1
Radio City Christmas Spectacular      2           3
Jersey Boys                           3           2
Young Frankenstein                    4           4
Andrea Bocelli                        5           8
Lion King                             6           6
Grease                                7           5
Legally Blonde                        8          n/a
Monty Python's Spamalot               9          n/a
Mary Poppins                         10          10

With negotiations between the League of American Theaters and Producers and the stagehands' union Local One extended, Broadway staves off the possibility of going dark for a little longer.

"Legally Blonde" returns to the chart after a six-week absence to take the number eight spot. Interest may be drummed up by clips of MTV's live recording of the musical available on the website in anticipation of the 10/13 television debut of the production.

                  TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Hannah Montana                        1           1
Bruce Springsteen                     2           2
Van Halen                             3           3
Trans-Siberian Orchestra              4           5
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony         5           7
Spice Girls                           6          n/a
Rascal Flatts                         7          n/a
Annie Lennox                          8          n/a
Elton John                            9          n/a
Neil Young                           10           6

The Spice Girls show that girl power never goes out of style as their comeback tour takes number six on the Top Concerts chart.

Annie Lennox has a new album and a spot in the Top Concerts rankings. She debuts at number eight the same week of the release of her "Songs of Mass Destruction."

                 TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS

Event                             This Week   Last Week

Céline Dion: A New Day . . .          1           1
Cirque Du Soleil:
  The Beatles: LOVE                   2           2
Elton John: The Red Piano             3           3
Cirque Du Soleil: "O"                 4           4
Monty Python's Spamalot               5          n/a
David Copperfield                     6           8
Cirque Du Soleil: KÀ                  7           9
Danny Gans                            8           6
Le Rêve                               9           7
Blue Man Group                       10           5

The quest for the Holy Grail takes "Spamalot" into the rankings. The musical returns to the chart at number five. is a comprehensive industry and consumer source for news and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews is a one-stop source for industry news, market analysis, event announcements, cancellations, and information. TicketNews is updated daily with original articles and an aggregation of third party sources. TicketNews information is based on ticket sales from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world's largest secondary market exchange. For more information, visit

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