SOURCE: TicketNews.com

TicketNews.com

April 16, 2009 13:29 ET

Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending April 11, 2009

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending April 11, 2009.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Opposition over the proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger continues to brew, as the American Antitrust Institute is the latest group to object the deal. According to TicketNews, in a 58-page White Paper released this week, the non-profit advocacy group AAI said it was against the deal in part because it would create more problems for the concert/ticketing industries and consumers, than it would solve. The report, written by James D. Hurwitz, can be viewed by clicking here.

Live Nation has also come under scrutiny this past week, as subscribers of the company's year-old VIP concert ticketing program have criticized the initiative and forced the company to defend its VIP club program. According to TicketNews, Live Nation spokesperson John Vaultin said that the club, which requires an annual membership cost of fifteen hundred dollars, is simply a convenience program that notifies members when tickets are available for particular shows.

Ticketmaster is once again the top seller in the Top Overall Sellers rankings list this week. The primary ticketing giant secured a power score of 33.77, and it was followed by StubHub! and Live Nation in the rankings. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator round-out the top five with power scores of 5.14 and 3.34, respectively.

                                        WE 04-11-09 WE 04-04-09 4 Week Avg
                                        =========== =========== ===========
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ticketmaster.com                            1 33.77     1 34.12     1 35.44
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
StubHub.com                                 2 16.66     2 16.30     2 15.72
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
LiveNation.com                              3  7.34     3  7.65   3.5  6.50
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketsNow.com                              4  5.14     4  5.15   3.5  5.90
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketLiquidator.com                        5  3.34     5  3.41     5  3.27
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketCity.com                              6  2.37     6  2.13     6  2.56
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
RazorGator.com                              7  1.65     8  1.57 10.25  1.39
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketWeb.com                               8  1.58     9  1.57     9  1.52
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
ETix.com                                    9  1.57    10  1.51   9.5  1.49
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                    10  1.55     7  1.58  7.75  1.60
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Telecharge.com                             11  1.47    12  1.38  9.75  1.46
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
GoTickets.com                              12  1.45    11  1.46  12.5  1.29
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TickCo.com                                 13  1.28    13  1.32    12  1.28
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Tickets.com                                14  1.03    14  1.05 13.25  1.10
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
EventTicketsCenter.com                     15  0.98    15  1.02    16  0.86
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Vividseats.com                             16  0.89    16  0.90    16  0.88
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Brownpapertickets.com                      17  0.72    18  0.65 16.25  0.86
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketSpot.com                             18  0.69    19  0.64 18.75  0.63
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
JumboTickets.com                           19  0.66    17  0.69  19.5  0.61
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ace Ticket                                 20  0.64    22  0.58 24.25  0.52
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

The top three spots in the Top Secondary Sellers rankings remained the same this week with StubHub! at the number one position with a power score of 31.59. Ticket City made moved up five spots this week, from number nine to number four with a power score of 4.75. RazorGator fills out the top five with a power score of 3.51.


                                        WE 04-11-09 WE 04-04-09 4 Week Avg
                                        =========== =========== ===========
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
StubHub.com                                 1 31.59     1 28.64     1 29.54
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketsNow.com                              2 10.05     2 19.58     2 14.00
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketLiquidator.com                        3  6.63     3  7.13     3  6.70
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketCity.com                              4  4.75     9  2.10  5.25  4.62
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
RazorGator.com                              5  3.51     6  2.82  6.25  2.92
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                     6  3.26     4  3.66     5  3.51
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
GoTickets.com                               7  3.09     7  2.38  7.25  2.67
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TickCo.com                                  8  2.71     5  3.00   6.5  2.84
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
EventTicketsCenter.com                      9  2.15     8  2.11  9.25  1.94
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Vividseats.com                             10  1.89    11  1.76  9.75  1.91
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketSpot.com                             11  1.55    12  1.67  11.5  1.52
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
JumboTickets.com                           12  1.46    21  0.69  15.5  1.18
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
BuyBetterTickets.com                       13  1.39    10  1.88  11.5  1.51
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ace Ticket                                 14  1.37    22  0.69 19.75  0.99
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketNetwork.com                          15  1.30    19  0.74 16.25  1.15
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketTango.com                            16  1.25    23  0.68  16.5  1.14
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
CheapPricedTickets.com                     17  1.22    17  1.05 18.75  1.06
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketZoom.com                             18  1.15    16  1.08    18  1.06
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Findticketsfast.com                        19  1.13    15  1.12  16.5  1.18
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
OnlineSeats.com                            20  1.11    14  1.13 16.25  1.20
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Ticketmaster maintained a comfortable lead in the Top Primary Sellers rankings with a power score of 64.92. The company is followed in the rankings by Live Nation, ETix, TicketWeb and Telecharge.


                                        WE 04-11-09 WE 04-04-09 4 Week Avg
                                        =========== =========== ===========
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Ticketmaster.com                            1 64.92     1 65.05     1 66.76
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
LiveNation.com                              2 14.33     2 14.80     2 12.50
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
ETix.com                                    3  3.11     4  2.97  3.75  2.92
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
TicketWeb.com                               4  3.05     3  3.01     4  2.88
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Telecharge.com                              5  2.83     5  2.63  4.25  2.76
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Tickets.com                                 6  2.19     6  2.21     6  2.27
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Brownpapertickets.com                       7  1.40     7  1.25     7  1.63
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Wantickets.com                              8  0.89     8  0.94     8  0.93
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Groovetickets.com                           9  0.80    10  0.78 10.25  0.71
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
Tix.com                                    10  0.78     9  0.80  9.75  0.73
                                        ===== ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

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.co m/ticket_industry_rankings.

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