SOURCE: TicketNews.com

December 11, 2008 17:13 ET

TicketNews Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending December 6, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - December 11, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending December 6, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

TicketsNow made industry headlines last week when TicketNews learned on Tuesday, December 9, that TicketsNow President and CEO Cheryl Rosner will be leaving the company by the end of the year. The company ranked number three in the Top Overall Sellers rankings. This week's top seller, Ticketmaster bought TicketsNow earlier this year for an estimated $265 million.

Live Nation was also in the news this past week as company President and CEO Michael Rapino told media insiders that he expects 2009 to be a flat year in the live entertainment business. According to Reuters, Rapino told the audience at the Reuters Media Summit in New York that he expects about ten percent growth in concert attendance by the end of 2008, but that he does not expect the trend to continue into next year, due to the slowing economy.

The top three positions in the Top Overall Ticket Sellers rankings were unchanged this past week with Ticketmaster, StubHub and TicketsNow continuing to hold their respective spots. Live Nation was able to move back to number four, after ranking number six last week.

                                        WE 12-06-08 WE 11-29-08 4 Week Avg
                                        ----------- ----------- -----------
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Ticketmaster.com                            1 50.46     1 45.92     1 47.44
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
StubHub.com                                 2 11.03     2 12.97     2 11.81
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketsNow.com                              3  7.91     3  8.05     3  7.88
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
LiveNation.com                              4  2.58     6  2.62     5  3.43
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketLiquidator.com                        5  2.27     5  2.70     5  2.73
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Tickets.com                                 6  2.20     4  2.75     5  2.67
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                     7  1.53     7  1.67     7  1.57
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TickCo.com                                  8  1.18     8  1.32   8.5  1.17
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
RazorGator.com                              9  1.13     9  1.14  8.75  1.14
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Justbuytickets.com                         10  1.06    15  0.76    12  0.92
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
ABC Tickets.com                            11  0.99    20  0.63  17.5  0.69
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
GoTickets.com                              12  0.88    10  1.13  10.5  1.00
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
EventTicketsCenter.com                     13  0.84    11  0.85    12  0.86
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketCity.com                             14  0.84    12  0.84  12.5  0.85
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketWeb.com                              15  0.67    17  0.71    16  0.72
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Vividseats.com                             16  0.67    13  0.80    15  0.72
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketNetwork.com                          17  0.64    24  0.51 23.25  0.49
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Telecharge.com                             18  0.64    21  0.62 17.75  0.64
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketSpot.com                             19  0.61    14  0.78 17.25  0.68
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
ETix.com                                   20  0.55    25  0.49  21.5  0.53
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

The top six secondary sellers kept their rankings from last week with StubHub remaining the cream of the crop with a power score of 28.76. Position changes in the rankings included ABC Tickets which moved from number fifteen all the way to eight, and TicketNetwork.com which changed from the nineteenth to thirteenth position.

                                        WE 12-06-08 WE 11-29-08 4 Week Avg
                                        ----------- ----------- -----------
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
StubHub.com                                 1 28.76     1 30.52     1 29.41
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketsNow.com                              2 20.72     2 18.94     2 19.73
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketLiquidator.com                        3  5.81     3  6.26     3  6.66
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
CoasttoCoastTickets.com                     4  3.78     4  3.74     4  3.74
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TickCo.com                                  5  2.92     5  3.02   5.5  2.78
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
RazorGator.com                              6  2.75     6  2.55  5.75  2.69
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Justbuytickets.com                          7  2.57    12  1.71     9  2.22
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
ABC Tickets.com                             8  2.51    15  1.39    13  1.65
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
GoTickets.com                               9  2.18     7  2.48   7.5  2.35
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketCity.com                             10  2.04     8  1.89  9.25  2.00
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
EventTicketsCenter.com                     11  2.04     9  1.80  9.25  2.00
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Vividseats.com                             12  1.62    10  1.77 11.25  1.70
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketNetwork.com                          13  1.53    19  1.11 17.75  1.11
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketSpot.com                             14  1.46    11  1.73    13  1.58
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
OnlineSeats.com                            15  1.32    14  1.48  15.5  1.25
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
BuyBetterTickets.com                       16  1.06    13  1.60 13.25  1.54
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketZoom.com                             17  0.94    16  1.37  16.5  1.16
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Findticketsfast.com                        18  0.92    21  0.79    18  0.98
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
JumboTickets.com                           19  0.87    17  1.26  19.5  0.93
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
BarrysTickets.com                          20  0.86    23  0.68 21.25  0.78
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Ticketmaster once again kept a huge lead among primary sellers with a power score of 84.14. Live Nation and Tickets.com switched spots on the primary sellers list and Comcasttix.com moved into the top ten position with a power score of 0.42.

                                        WE 12-06-08 WE 11-29-08 4 Week Avg
                                        ----------- ----------- -----------
                                              Power       Power       Power
Seller                                  Rank  Score Rank  Score Rank  Score
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Ticketmaster.com                            1 84.14     1 82.57     1 81.57
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
LiveNation.com                              2  4.09     3  4.45   2.5  5.64
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Tickets.com                                 3  3.59     2  4.80   2.5  4.48
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketWeb.com                               4  1.08     4  1.23  4.25  1.21
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Telecharge.com                              5  1.02     5  1.05  4.75  1.06
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
ETix.com                                    6  0.88     6  0.81     6  0.86
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Groovetickets.com                           7  0.69     7  0.71     7  0.67
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
TicketsWest.com                             8  0.48     8  0.45     8  0.53
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Brownpapertickets.com                       9  0.45     9  0.35  9.75  0.40
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----
Comcasttix.com                             10  0.42    16  0.19  11.5  0.37
                                        ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- -----

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.

About TicketNetwork

TicketNetwork is the leading source for event tickets and innovative technology solutions for both ticket buyers and sellers. With a comprehensive selection of more than $1B in real-time ticket inventory, TicketNetwork provides sought-after tickets to concert, sporting, and theater events worldwide. TicketNetwork's signature Point-of-Sale software powers real-time ticketing transactions for both B2B and B2C, making it the leading innovative software platform in the secondary ticketing industry. The company's signature retail website, www.TicketNetwork.com, is both Payment Card Industry (PCI) and EVSSL-certified, making it the leading secure site for tickets in the secondary market. TicketNetwork has received awards for its technology, innovation, and business growth by Inc.500, Deloitte, and the CTC Tech Top 40. The company is a Ticket Software, LLC property and is parent company of: TicketLiquidator.com, TicketNetwork Direct, TicketNews, Ticket Summit, and TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ solutions. TicketNetwork was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut. For more information visit www.TicketNetwork.com.

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