December 04, 2007 10:00 ET

College Football Bowls Over the NFL

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - TicketNews announces its exclusive weekly Top 10s and analysis for the week of 11/26/07 - 12/02/07.

              OVERALL TOP 10 EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                   1               4
Radio City Christmas Spectacular         2               2
BCS Championship Game                    3             n/a
Hannah Montana                           4               3
Jersey Boys                              5               5
Céline Dion                              6               1
Dancing with the Stars                   7               9
Bon Jovi                                 8               6
Trans-Siberian Orchestra                 9               7
Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk                10             n/a

There's no place like home. With the Broadway strike over, "Wicked" returns to number one.

The BCS Championship Game is drumming up controversy and ticket sales. While many people disagree with the Ohio State/LSU match-up and argue that the BCS ratings system is broken, sales for the event debut the game at number three on the Top Events chart.

                     TOP 10 SPORTS EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
BCS Championship Game                    1             n/a
Dallas Cowboys                           2               1
Boston Celtics                           3               2
New York Knicks                          4               3
Sugar Bowl                               5             n/a
Big 12 Championship Game                 6              10
Rose Bowl                                7             n/a
Capital One Bowl                         8             n/a
New York Rangers                         9               8
SEC Championship Game                   10               6

Although the NFL has been dominating the sports chart lately, this week was all about college football. Last minute sales for the Big 12 Championship and the SEC Championship followed by the initial rush for bowl tickets fills six slots with college football tournaments. The BCS Championship Game takes number one, the Sugar Bowl comes in at five, the Rose Bowl appears at seven, and the Capital One Bowl ranks at eight.

                    TOP 10 THEATRE EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Wicked                                   1               2
Radio City Christmas Spectacular         2               1
Jersey Boys                              3               3
Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk                 4             n/a
Lion King                                5               5
Andrea Bocelli                           6               6
Young Frankenstein                       7               4
Nutcracker                               8               8
How the Grinch Stole Christmas           9              10
Blue Man Group                          10             n/a

'Tis the season for holiday-themed theatre. "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" takes number two, "Wintuk" appears at four, "Nutcracker" maintains position eight, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" creeps to nine.

Event                                This Week       Last Week
Radio City Christmas Spectacular         1               1
Wicked                                   2               2
Cirque du Soleil: Wintuk                 3             n/a
Jersey Boys                              4               6
Young Frankenstein                       5               3
How the Grinch Stole Christmas           6               5
Lion King                                7               7
Mary Poppins                             8               4
The Little Mermaid                       9             n/a
Nutcracker                              10               8

"The Little Mermaid" will have to wait a little longer to become part of your world. The Disney musical was one of the many Broadway shows shuttered for nearly three weeks during the stagehands strike. As a result, opening night was postponed to January 10, 2008. With the stagehands now back at work, "Mermaid" picks up where it left off, resuming preview performances and regaining a position on the Top NYC Theatre chart at number nine.

                   TOP 10 CONCERT EVENTS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Hannah Montana                           1               2
Céline Dion                              2               1
Bon Jovi                                 3               3
Trans-Siberian Orchestra                 4               4
Garth Brooks                             5             n/a
George Strait                            6             n/a
Kenny Chesney                            7             n/a
Van Halen                                8               5
Bruce Springsteen                        9               6
Spice Girls                             10               9

The concerts rankings get a little bit country with the addition of Garth Brooks at five, George Strait at six, and Kenny Chesney at seven.

                 TOP 10 LAS VEGAS SHOWS
Event                                This Week       Last Week
Céline Dion: A New Day . . .             1               1
Cirque du Soleil: "O"                    2               3
Cirque du Soleil:
   The Beatles: LOVE                     3               2
Bette Midler                             4               4
Le Rêve                                  5             n/a
Blue Man Group                           6               5
David Copperfield                        7               9
Mamma Mia!                               8             n/a
FANTASY                                  9             n/a
La Femme                                10             n/a

This week's Vegas chart is infused with some Sin City spice as adult shows FANTASY and La Femme slip into the rankings at nine and ten. 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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