SOURCE: TicketNews.com

November 12, 2008 17:41 ET

TicketNews Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending November 8, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers rankings for the week ending November 8, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

As the economy continues to struggle, overall ticketing industry top seller Ticketmaster looked to bolster its public relations and increase sales by dropping convenience fees on certain concert tickets. The company said that it experimented with the new idea on tickets to an upcoming Eagles concert, an approach, which they dubbed "all-in pricing." Normally, Ticketmaster does not collect any additional fees from tickets purchased through a venues box office, but with its new pricing model there will be one standard price regardless of where the original ticket was purchased.

Ticketmaster's dominance of the ticketing industry continued this past week, as it came in with a power score of 46.85. The company was able to increase its lead over the second place StubHub and third place TicketsNow in the past week. The secondary ticket site TicketCity was able to move to the top ten list this week, from the number fourteen position, up to number nine.

                            WE 11-08-08      WE 11-01-08      4 Week Avg
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                                  Power            Power            Power
Seller                    Rank    Score    Rank    Score    Rank    Score
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Ticketmaster.com               1    46.85       1    45.34       1    45.79
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
StubHub.com                    2    11.29       2    12.48       2    11.83
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketsNow.com                 3     6.73       3     7.37       3     7.27
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
LiveNation.com                 4     6.16       4     3.68       4     4.89
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Tickets.com                    5     2.66       6     2.61    5.75     2.65
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketLiquidator.com           6     2.64       5     3.46    5.25     3.10
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
CoasttoCoastTickets.com        7     2.05       7     1.53       7     1.65
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TickCo.com                     8     1.22       8     1.28    8.25     1.22
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketCity.com                 9     1.14      14     0.88   12.25     0.96
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
RazorGator.com                10     0.98       9     1.01       9     1.10
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
GoTickets.com                 11     0.92      12     0.92    11.5     0.96
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketWeb.com                 12     0.82      10     0.97   10.75     0.97
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
EventTicketsCenter.com        13     0.74      19     0.69      16     0.74
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Justbuytickets.com            14     0.69      11     0.94    13.5     0.83
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
ETix.com                      15     0.63      13     0.90   12.75     0.87
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
OnlineSeats.com               16     0.63      24     0.45   22.25     0.50
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
BuyBetterTickets.com          17     0.62      23     0.54   19.75     0.59
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketNetwork.com             18     0.57      18     0.72   18.25     0.65
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketSpot.com                19     0.57      16     0.73    17.5     0.66
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
ABC Tickets.com               20     0.55      20     0.66   20.75     0.57
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

The top five positions in top secondary seller's rankings remained unchanged this week, with StubHub holding onto its lead. TicketCity was also able to make headway on this list, nearly cracking the top five ranking, but coming in at number six with a power score of 2.83. EventTicketsCenter.com made its way into the top ten, ending up at the number nine position.

                            WE 11-08-08      WE 11-01-08      4 Week Avg
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                                  Power            Power            Power
Seller                    Rank    Score    Rank    Score    Rank    Score
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StubHub.com                    1    30.03       1    30.54       1    29.93
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketsNow.com                 2    17.94       2    18.03       2    18.42
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketLiquidator.com           3     6.91       3     8.36       3     7.74
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
CoasttoCoastTickets.com        4     5.14       4     3.62       4     4.00
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TickCo.com                     5     3.00       5     3.03    5.25     2.96
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketCity.com                 6     2.83      10     1.99    8.25     2.29
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
RazorGator.com                 7     2.44       6     2.34       6     2.62
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
GoTickets.com                  8     2.29       8     2.12     7.5     2.29
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
EventTicketsCenter.com         9     1.83      12     1.62   10.75     1.75
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Justbuytickets.com            10     1.75       7     2.24       9     2.00
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
BuyBetterTickets.com          11     1.56      15     1.27   13.25     1.42
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
OnlineSeats.com               12     1.52      16     1.02   16.25     1.16
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketSpot.com                13     1.40      11     1.66   12.25     1.57
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
ABC Tickets.com               14     1.34      14     1.54   14.75     1.35
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Findticketsfast.com           15     1.31      20     0.85      18     1.02
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketNetwork.com             16     1.31      13     1.57   13.75     1.46
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Vividseats.com                17     1.30       9     2.00      11     1.83
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TicketZoom.com                18     1.24      18     1.00   17.75     1.10
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
OpenSeats.com                 19     0.88      19     0.91    19.5     0.90
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
CheapPricedTickets.com        20     0.84      17     1.01      17     1.07
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

Ticketmaster remained steady at the top of the primary ticket sellers list this week. The company came in with a power score of 77.30. LiveNation saw a big jump in its power score, reaching double digits, switching from last week's 6.13 to this week's 10.01.

                            WE 11-08-08      WE 11-01-08      4 Week Avg
                         ================ ================ ================
                                  Power            Power            Power
Seller                    Rank    Score    Rank    Score    Rank    Score
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Ticketmaster.com               1    77.30       1    78.65       1    77.67
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
LiveNation.com                 2    10.01       2     6.13       2     8.06
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Tickets.com                    3     4.29       3     4.39       3     4.38
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
TicketWeb.com                  4     1.31       4     1.65    4.25     1.61
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
ETix.com                       5     0.97       5     1.49    4.75     1.42
                         ======= ======== ======= ======== ======= ========
Telecharge.com                 6     0.83       6     1.21       6     1.05
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Groovetickets.com              7     0.67       7     1.09       7     0.80
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Brownpapertickets.com          8     0.45       9     0.59    9.25     0.51
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Ticketstaronline               9     0.40      19     0.19      13     0.32
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Comcasttix.com                10     0.40      11     0.34    10.5     0.40
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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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