SOURCE: TicketNews

TicketNews

June 11, 2009 12:29 ET

Ticket News Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending June 6, 2009

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - June 11, 2009) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending June 6, 2009.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Top overall ticket seller Ticketmaster found itself in the headlines again this past week, with most news coverage focused on the announcement of Miley Cyrus's new tour. Following intense scrutiny of Cyrus's last tour, her new forty-five-date tour that will kick-off in the fall and only paperless tickets will be exclusively used. Just one day after the tour announcement, internet message boards were abuzz with complaints about the paperless ticketing approach, as fans and industry observers lamented over the hassles the process might cause.

The paperless ticket policy was designed to avoid the issues that transpired during Cyrus' previous tour, but problems have already begun to surface. During the June 8th ticket presales for Cyrus' November 18th-19th shows at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY, a dated venue map displayed an incorrect seating layout that led to frustration for some customers who unintentionally purchased tickets for the rear floor section but were expecting stage views. According to TicketNews, the ticket buyers who purchased the less desirable floor seats will get a refund from Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster led the Top Overall Sellers rankings this week with a power score of 32.44. Ace Ticket made the biggest advancement this week with a ranking improvement from number sixteen to number nine with a power score of 1.31.


                           WE 06-06-09      WE 05-30-09      4 Week Avg
                         ================ ================ ================
                                  Power            Power            Power
                          Rank    Score    Rank    Score    Rank    Score
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Ticketmaster.com               1    32.44       1    33.99       1    33.50
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
StubHub.com                    2    18.26       2    19.76       2    19.25
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
LiveNation.com                 3     7.00       3     6.64       3     6.66
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketsNow.com                 4     7.00       4     4.22    4.25     4.92
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketLiquidator.com           5     3.94       5     4.07    4.75     4.21
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketCity.com                 6     2.43       6     2.42       6     2.56
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketWeb.com                  7     1.53       7     1.68       7     1.61
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Telecharge.com                 8     1.42       9     1.43     8.5     1.43
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Ace Ticket.com                 9     1.31      16     0.79   14.25     0.97
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
CoasttoCoastTickets.com       10     1.24       8     1.44    8.75     1.38
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
ETix.com                      11     1.20      10     1.25   10.25     1.21
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Tickets.com                   12     1.08      11     1.12      12     1.09
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
RazorGator.com                13     1.04      13     1.05      12     1.07
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
GoTickets.com                 14     1.01      12     1.09   12.75     1.05
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
JumboTickets.com              15     0.86      18     0.69   16.75     0.78
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Vividseats.com                16     0.85      14     0.95    14.5     0.95
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TickCo.com                    17     0.84      15     0.94    15.5     0.91
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Brownpapertickets.com         18     0.73      19     0.64   18.75     0.66
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
EventTicketsCenter.com        19     0.71      17     0.72      18     0.74
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketZoom.com                20     0.65      23     0.56      22     0.59
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========


TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

Ace Ticket also moved up the Top Secondary Sellers rankings five spots to number five with a power score of 2.57. StubHub remained the leader of the rankings with a power score of 32.91, TicketsNow and Ticket Liquidator followed with power scores of 12.88 and 7.43, respectively.


                           WE 06-06-09      WE 05-30-09      4 Week Avg
                         ================ ================ ================
                                  Power            Power            Power
                          Rank    Score    Rank    Score    Rank    Score
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
StubHub.com                    1    32.91       1    36.55       1    35.07
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketsNow.com                 2    12.88       2     8.19    2.25     9.31
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketLiquidator.com           3     7.43       3     7.84    2.75     8.02
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketCity.com                 4     4.63       4     4.61       4     4.87
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Ace Ticket                     5     2.57      10     1.61    8.75     1.98
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
CoasttoCoastTickets.com        6     2.54       5     3.01    5.25     2.87
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
RazorGator.com                 7     2.14       7     2.20     6.5     2.26
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
GoTickets.com                  8     2.12       6     2.30       7     2.20
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Vividseats.com                 9     1.82       9     1.95    8.75     1.97
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
JumboTickets.com              10     1.77      12     1.45      11     1.66
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TickCo.com                    11     1.74       8     2.05       9     1.95
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
EventTicketsCenter.com        12     1.52      11     1.57   11.75     1.61
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketZoom.com                13     1.42      17     1.19    15.5     1.30
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketNetwork.com             14     1.42      19     1.15      16     1.31
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketSpot.com                15     1.34      15     1.28      15     1.33
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Findticketsfast.com           16     1.32      21     0.94   18.75     1.06
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
ABC Tickets.com               17     1.29      18     1.16   18.25     1.16
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
BuyBetterTickets.com          18     1.13      14     1.33   17.25     1.13
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
CheapPricedTickets.com        19     1.06      20     1.02   19.75     1.02
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketTango.com               20     1.05      13     1.41      15     1.31
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========


TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

For the first time in a month, the Top Primary Sellers rankings changed with Ticket Pop garnering the number ten position with a power score of 0.53. The top nine spots once again remained the same with Ticketmaster ranking number one with a power score of 65.11.


                        WE 06-06-09       WE 05-30-09        4 Week Avg
                      ================= ================= =================
                                Power             Power             Power
                        Rank    Score     Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
Ticketmaster.com             1    65.11        1    66.55        1    66.32
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
LiveNation.com               2    14.31        2    13.27        2    13.44
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
TicketWeb.com                3     3.08        3     3.31        3     3.20
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
Telecharge.com               4     2.85        4     2.80        4     2.83
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
ETix.com                     5     2.50        5     2.57        5     2.50
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
Tickets.com                  6     2.42        6     2.44        6     2.38
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
Brownpapertickets.com        7     1.47        7     1.27        7     1.32
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
Tix.com                      8     1.28        8     1.04        8     1.12
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
Wantickets.com               9     0.76        9     0.67        9     0.69
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========
TicketPop.com               10     0.53       13     0.35     12.5     0.39
                      ======== ======== ======== ======== ======== ========


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 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.

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TicketNews is a comprehensive resource for news, market analysis, event announcements, and information relating to the ticket industry. TicketNews keeps industry professionals and fans informed about tour dates, current and pending ticket resale legislation, rankings, ticket "steals and deals", and more! TicketNews developed the algorithm for the exclusive weekly rankings of the industry's top events and ticket sellers. The content is updated daily, with original articles from TicketNews reporters and an aggregation of 3rd party sources.

With more than 120,000 unique visitors per month TicketNews has enjoyed a steady increase in web traffic. Ticket brokers, venues, affiliate marketing professionals, TicketNetwork retail customers, sports management professionals, concert/event promoters and software vendors are some examples of TicketNews readers.

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