SOURCE: TicketNews.com

October 08, 2008 15:51 ET

TicketNews Announces Top Ticket Sellers for Week Ending October 4, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - October 8, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers' rankings for the week ending October 4, 2008.

TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS

Each week, Ticketmaster manages to keep itself in the news. The week ending October 4th, the ticketing giant won a ruling in the case against the Cleveland Cavaliers and its partner Veritix (Flash Seats). The ruling prohibits the Cavs from using Flash Seats technology to resell tickets due to a prior agreement between the team and Ticketmaster. Following the decision, Veritix told TicketNews that their attorneys were looking into the possibility of an appeal.

StubHub is positioned number two in the top overall sellers list this week despite having "technical errors" processing orders recently. On October 6, the company sent an e-mail to an unknown number of their large volume ticket sellers alerting them to the issue. Spokesperson Sean Pate stated to TicketNews that the order processing issue was rectified the same afternoon it transpired.

Ticketmaster expanded its lead over the rest of the ticketing industry last week posting a power score of 44.62. StubHub followed with a power score of 13.12. Live Nation and TicketsNow continue to battle for the number three position, with Live Nation securing this position with a power score of 6.83.


                        WE 10-04-08       WE 09-27-08        4 Week Avg
                      ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
                                Power             Power             Power
Seller                  Rank    Score     Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                      -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Ticketmaster.com             1    44.62        1    42.64        1    44.24
StubHub.com                  2    13.12        2    12.07        2    12.29
LiveNation.com               3     6.83        3    10.03     3.25     7.55
TicketsNow.com               4     6.70        4     7.24     3.75     7.36
Tickets.com                  5     2.90        5     3.34        5     3.25
TicketLiquidator.com         6     2.62        6     2.31        6     2.54
CoasttoCoastTickets.com      7     1.62        7     1.35        7     1.46
RazorGator.com               8     1.35        8     1.15      8.5     1.23
TickCo.com                   9     1.25        9     1.15      8.5     1.24
Justbuytickets.com          10     0.99       13     0.77       12     0.84
GoTickets.com               11     0.90       10     0.87       11     0.85
TicketCity.com              12     0.87       12     0.78     13.5     0.77
TicketWeb.com               13     0.86       11     0.86    11.25     0.90
TicketSpot.com              14     0.84       14     0.76    12.75     0.82
Vividseats.com              15     0.71       15     0.68       17     0.64
Telecharge.com              16     0.68       19     0.58    17.75     0.61
EventTicketsCenter.com      17     0.67       16     0.65     15.5     0.67
ETix.com                    18     0.60       20     0.56    17.25     0.62
BuyBetterTickets.com        19     0.53       17     0.62    17.75     0.60
CheapPricedTickets.com      20     0.49       18     0.59       20     0.53

TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS

StubHub stayed at the top of the secondary ticket sellers' rankings this past week with a power score of 33.36. TicketsNow, TicketLiquidator and CoasttoCoastTickets remained at numbers two through four with power scores of 16.90, 6.58 and 3.99, respectively.


                        WE 10-04-08       WE 09-27-08        4 Week Avg
                      ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
                                Power             Power             Power
Seller                  Rank    Score     Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                      -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
StubHub.com                  1    33.36        1    32.21        1    31.89
TicketsNow.com               2    16.90        2    19.20        2    19.00
TicketLiquidator.com         3     6.58        3     6.03        3     6.49
CoasttoCoastTickets.com      4     3.99        4     3.42        4     3.65
RazorGator.com               5     3.31        6     2.91     5.75     3.05
TickCo.com                   6     3.05        5     2.91     5.25     3.11
Justbuytickets.com           7     2.36       10     1.89        9     2.01
GoTickets.com                8     2.18        7     2.19      7.5     2.10
TicketCity.com               9     2.11        8     1.95     9.25     1.89
TicketSpot.com              10     2.06        9     1.94      8.5     2.04
Vividseats.com              11     1.72       11     1.69    12.25     1.56
EventTicketsCenter.com      12     1.58       12     1.59    11.25     1.60
BuyBetterTickets.com        13     1.24       13     1.54     12.5     1.44
CheapPricedTickets.com      14     1.15       14     1.47    14.75     1.27
ABC Tickets.com             15     1.11       16     1.16     14.5     1.23
OpenSeats.com               16     1.09       17     1.10    17.75     1.00
OnlineSeats.com             17     1.08       18     1.07    17.25     1.10
TicketNetwork.com           18     0.94       15     1.24       16     1.14
SeatData.com                19     0.89       21     0.76       23     0.69
BarrysTickets.com           20     0.81       22     0.69    21.25     0.73

TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS

The top primary sellers that garnered first through seventh positions last week have remained constant this week. The only noticeable change was Tix.com falling from its number eight spot down to number ten with a power score of 0.41.


                        WE 10-04-08       WE 09-27-08        4 Week Avg
                      ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
                                Power             Power             Power
Seller                  Rank    Score     Rank    Score     Rank    Score
                      -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Ticketmaster.com             1    75.59        1    70.22        1    74.02
LiveNation.com               2    11.32        2    16.35        2    12.39
Tickets.com                  3     4.75        3     5.37        3     5.29
TicketWeb.com                4     1.42        4     1.40        4     1.48
Telecharge.com               5     1.11        5     0.92     5.25     0.98
ETix.com                     6     0.95        6     0.87     5.75     0.97
Groovetickets.com            7     0.52        7     0.50      7.5     0.55
TicketsWest.com              8     0.52        9     0.41        9     0.43
Brownpapertickets.com        9     0.48       10     0.38      9.5     0.42
Tix.com                     10     0.41        8     0.48    10.25     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.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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