SOURCE: TicketNews.com

November 06, 2008 15:28 ET

TicketNews Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending November 1, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - November 6, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending November 1, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

This past week, RazorGator, the number nine selling ticket company, made the news when it was faced with a lawsuit from the Texas-based Austin Ticket Company. The company and its owner Andrew Hentrich, are suing the secondary ticket seller over an alleged breach of contract stemming from unfulfilled Olympics tickets payments. Hentrich claims RazorGator reneged on tens of thousands of dollars in payments.

However, RazorGator is now having a legal team review the possibility of countersuing Hentrich and his company. RazorGator did not disclose a time frame when the company might file its lawsuit, nor did the company offer details on the grounds for which it might sue.

RazorGator fell one position in the overall rankings, down from last week's number eight position. Ticketmaster held onto its commanding lead over the rest of the ticket industry with a power score of 45.34, and was followed by StubHub (power score 12.48) and TicketsNow (power score 7.37).

                                   WE 11-01-08   WE 10-25-08   4 Week Avg
                                  ============= ============= =============
                                          Power         Power         Power
Seller                             Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   Score
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Ticketmaster.com                       1  45.34      1  45.55      1  45.99
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
StubHub.com                            2  12.48      2  11.57      2  11.99
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketsNow.com                         3   7.37      3   7.17      3   7.44
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
LiveNation.com                         4   3.68      4   5.07      4   4.35
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketLiquidator.com                   5   3.46      5   3.00      5   3.18
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Tickets.com                            6   2.61      6   2.72      6   2.57
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                7   1.53      7   1.42      7   1.49
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TickCo.com                             8   1.28      9   1.24    8.5   1.22
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
RazorGator.com                         9   1.01      8   1.27    8.5   1.18
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketWeb.com                         10   0.97     10   1.03  10.25   1.03
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Justbuytickets.com                    11   0.94     14   0.84  13.25   0.89
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
GoTickets.com                         12   0.92     11   1.00  11.75   0.96
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
ETix.com                              13   0.90     13   0.87   12.5   0.91
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketCity.com                        14   0.88     12   0.94  12.75   0.93
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Vividseats.com                        15   0.84     15   0.74  14.75   0.81
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketSpot.com                        16   0.73     17   0.71   16.5   0.70
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Telecharge.com                        17   0.73     18   0.70     18   0.68
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketNetwork.com                     18   0.72     20   0.60   18.5   0.65
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
EventTicketsCenter.com                19   0.69     16   0.73     17   0.72
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
ABC Tickets.com                       20   0.66     22   0.52  20.75   0.55
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Positions one through four all remained the same this week on the secondary sellers list with StubHub, TicketsNow, TicketLiquidator and CoasttoCoastTickets holding those spots. TickCo and RazorGator swapped positions this week, while Justbuytickets jumped two places from nine to seven.

                                   WE 11-01-08   WE 10-25-08   4 Week Avg
                                  ============= ============= =============
                                          Power         Power         Power
Seller                             Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   Score
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
StubHub.com                            1  30.54      1  29.41      1  30.05
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketsNow.com                         2  18.03      2  18.27      2  18.69
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketLiquidator.com                   3   8.36      3   7.57      3   7.89
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                4   3.62      4   3.45      4   3.58
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TickCo.com                             5   3.03      6   3.05    5.5   2.95
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
RazorGator.com                         6   2.34      5   3.12    5.5   2.80
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Justbuytickets.com                     7   2.24      9   2.04    8.5   2.13
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
GoTickets.com                          8   2.12      7   2.43   7.75   2.27
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Vividseats.com                         9   2.00     10   1.80    9.5   1.93
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketCity.com                        10   1.99      8   2.30    8.5   2.22
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketSpot.com                        11   1.66     12   1.69   11.5   1.66
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
EventTicketsCenter.com                12   1.62     11   1.70   11.5   1.69
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketNetwork.com                     13   1.57     14   1.39     13   1.47
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
ABC Tickets.com                       14   1.54     16   1.27  14.75   1.30
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
BuyBetterTickets.com                  15   1.27     13   1.48   14.5   1.30
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
OnlineSeats.com                       16   1.02     20   0.98     17   1.06
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
CheapPricedTickets.com                17   1.01     15   1.30   16.5   1.12
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketZoom.com                        18   1.00     17   1.16     19   0.94
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
OpenSeats.com                         19   0.91     19   0.99     19   0.95
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Findticketsfast.com                   20   0.85     18   1.02  19.25   0.90
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

The primary sellers rankings remained mostly the same with the top seven from last week holding their spots. A new addition to the top ten list this week is TicketsWest.com which moved up one position from number eleven.

                                   WE 11-01-08   WE 10-25-08   4 Week Avg
                                  ============= ============= =============
                                          Power         Power         Power
Seller                             Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   Score
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Ticketmaster.com                       1  78.65      1  76.91      1  78.37
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
LiveNation.com                         2   6.13      2   8.35      2   7.18
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Tickets.com                            3   4.39      3   4.49      3   4.27
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketWeb.com                          4   1.65      4   1.70   4.25   1.72
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
ETix.com                               5   1.49      5   1.40   4.75   1.49
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Telecharge.com                         6   1.21      6   1.14      6   1.11
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Groovetickets.com                      7   1.09      7   0.78      7   0.77
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Wantickets.com                         8   0.91      9   0.59   9.75   0.57
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Brownpapertickets.com                  9   0.59      8   0.65    9.5   0.51
                                  ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
TicketsWest.com                       10   0.55     11   0.42   9.25   0.50
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TicketNews.com is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews.com keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, onsales, and more. The content is updated daily, with original articles from ten TicketNews.com reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

TicketNews.com developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry's ticket sellers. Top sellers rankings and power scores are based on web traffic received by a ticket seller's website. The power score is highly correlated with the number of transactions from the TicketNetwork Exchange™, the world's largest secondary ticket market exchange. A top seller power score illustrates a given seller's category-specific significance. Three factors obtained from multiple independent resources, including comScore and Hitwise, are used to compare sellers within a particular category.

  1.  Number of unique visitors (IP addresses visiting a website in a
      24-hour period).
  2.  Number of visits (a series of one or more page requests by a visitor
      without 30 consecutive minutes of inactivity).
  3.  Page views (the average number of unique pages viewed by a unique
      visitor).

Top seller power scores should only be used to compare sellers within a particular category. TicketNews.com also ranks the top events weekly. For more information, visit www.ticketnews.com/ticket_industry_rankings.

TicketNetwork is the parent company of TicketNews.com. TicketNetwork.com provides leading-edge software that powers the world's largest ticket exchange system. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ software provides brokers with comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange™ is a powerful ticketing tool that enables brokers to access the world's largest aggregate ticket distribution channel. TicketNetwork Web Services™ creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats for customers wishing a private labeled solution. TicketNetwork.com was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.TicketNetwork.com.

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