December 19, 2006 10:05 ET

TicketNews Weekly Top 10s and Analyses for the Week of 12/11/06-12/17/06

VERNON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 19, 2006 -- TicketNews announces its weekly Top 10s and analyses for the week of 12/11/06 - 12/17/06.


Event                  This     Last
                       Week     Week
Wicked                 1        1
Jersey Boys            2        4
Bob Seger              3        8
Eric Clapton           4        5
BCS Championship Game  5        2
Radio City Christmas   6        3
Rod Stewart            7        9
High School Musical    8        7
George Strait          9        n/a
Lion King              10       n/a
--  Jersey Boys moves up to the number two position based on a strong
    opening in San Francisco.
--  Radio City Christmas Spectacular drops to number six, and will be off
    the charts next week.  This was a wildly successful year for the show, with
    rave reviews from the New York Times and a gross that should handily
    surpass last year's $64 million.

Event                  This     Last
                       Week     Week
BCS Championship Game  1        1
Allstate Sugar Bowl    2        2
Boston Red Sox         3        n/a
New York Giants        4        n/a
Dallas Cowboys         5        3
New York Rangers       6        n/a
Cleveland Cavaliers    7        n/a
Alamo Bowl             8        4
Chicago Bulls          9        n/a
Atlanta Falcons        10       n/a
--  While still leading the top ten sports events, the BCS game and all
    college bowl games saw a decline in sales.
--  With the signing of the new Japanese pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka, the
    Boston Red Sox move into third place and should remain in the top five from
    now until August.
--  Playoff-bound New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons fans are fanatical
    to see them before the playoffs.
--  Lebron James is now basketball's biggest draw.

Event                  This     Last
                       Week     Week
Wicked                 1        1
Jersey Boys            2        3
Radio City Christmas   3        2
Lion King              4        4
Mary Poppins           5        5
Monty Python's         6        7
Blue Man Group         7        6
Annie                  8        8
Nutcracker             9        9
The Color Purple       10       n/a
--  The new Broadway show High Fidelity lasted little more than a week
    before closing amidst less than enthusiastic reviews, and the revival of
    Company, which was a hit with most critics, hasn't grasped the public.  The
    result is very little change in theatre's top ten.

Event                  This     Last
                       Week     Week
Eric Clapton           1        1
Bob Seger              2        3
Rod Stewart            3        4
High School Musical    4        2
George Strait          5        7
Josh Groban            6        5
Justin Timberlake      7        10
Celtic Woman           8        n/a
Trans-Siberian         9        6
The Cheetah Girls      10       n/a
--  The top three artists are all in their fifth decade of live
--  Television seems to be a stronger market builder than radio for new
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