SOURCE: TicketNews.com

May 07, 2008 19:11 ET

TicketNews.com Announces Its Exclusive Top Ticket Sellers Rankings for the Week of 04/27/08 - 05/03/08

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - TicketNews.com announces its exclusive top ticket sellers rankings for the week of 04/27/08 - 05/03/08.


                     TOP 20 OVERALL SELLERS


                                This Week        Last Week
                                ---------        ---------
Seller                                Power            Power
                              Rank    Score    Rank    Score
                              ----    -----    ----    -----

Ticketmaster.com                1     40.73      1     40.16

StubHub.com                     2      7.88      2      7.37

TicketsNow.com                  3      5.85      4      5.04

LiveNation.com                  4      4.91      3      5.04

Tickets.com                     5      4.66      5      4.39

TicketLiquidator.com            6      2.59      7      2.35

ABC Tickets.com                 7      2.28      6      2.55

CoasttoCoastTickets.com         8      1.81      8      1.86

TickCo.com                      9      1.51     10      1.28

EventTicketsCenter.com         10      1.26      9      1.28

RazorGator.com                 11      1.23     11      1.23

TicketWeb.com                  12      1.04     12      1.14

GoTickets.com                  13      1.01     13      1.08

TicketSpot.com                 14      0.98     15      0.84

ETix.com                       15      0.86     16      0.83

CheapPricedTickets.com         16      0.78      -         -

BuyBetterTickets.com           17      0.76     18      0.79

TicketNetwork.com              18      0.73     14      0.84

VividSeats.com                 19      0.69      -         -

OpenSeats.com                  20      0.66      -         -

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the overall ticket market last week, with a power score of 40.73. Its closest competitor, StubHub, trailed behind Ticketmaster with a power score of 7.88. TicketsNow (owned by Ticketmaster) was tied with LiveNation two weeks ago. Last week, TicketsNow took third place and surpassed LiveNation in the rankings.


                           TOP 20 SECONDARY SELLERS


Seller                                    This Week           Last Week
                                       -----------------  -----------------
                                       Rank  Power Score  Rank  Power Score
                                       ----  -----------  ----  -----------

StubHub.com                            1       19.62      1       19.32

TicketsNow.com                         2       16.11      2       13.77

TicketLiquidator.com                   3        6.13      4        5.91

ABC Tickets.com                        4        5.77      3        6.84

CoasttoCoastTickets.com                5        4.19      5        4.57

TickCo.com                             6        3.51      6        3.08

EventTicketsCenter.com                 7        2.94      7        3.04

RazorGator.com                         8        2.77      8        2.87

TicketSpot.com                         9        2.25     10        1.86

GoTickets.com                         10        2.23      9        2.43

CheapPricedTickets.com                11        1.74     17        1.24

BuyBetterTickets.com                  12        1.73     11        1.84

TicketNetwork.com                     13        1.56     12        1.74

OpenSeats.com                         14        1.54     14        1.65

Vividseats.com                        15        1.49     20        1.07

Justbuytickets.com                    16        1.42     13        1.74

TicketCity.com                        17        1.34     15        1.47

OnlineSeats.com                       18        1.30     18        1.19

JumboTickets.com                      19        1.12     16        1.27

TicketTriangle.com                    20        0.92      -           -

StubHub continues to dominate the secondary ticket market. Last week, TicketsNow made a significant jump in the secondary ticket market rankings, with a 17 percent improvement over its ranking two weeks ago. TicketLiquidator and ABC Tickets traded places in the rankings.

                         TOP 10 PRIMARY SELLERS


Seller                                    This Week           Last Week
                                       -----------------  -----------------
                                       Rank  Power Score  Rank  Power Score
                                       ----  -----------  ----  -----------

Ticketmaster.com                       1       72.00       1      72.57

LiveNation.com                         2        8.21       2       8.68

Tickets.com                            3        7.98       3       7.64

TicketWeb.com                          4        1.74       4       1.91

ETix.com                               5        1.33       5       1.32

Telecharge.com                         6        1.03       6       1.15

Brownpapertickets.com                  7        0.56      10       0.55

TicketsWest.com                        8        0.51       7       0.66

Groovetickets.com                      9        0.48       -          -

Get Tix.net                           10        0.46       -          -

Ticketmaster continues to dominate the primary ticket market, with a power score of 72 last week. In second and third places, LiveNation and Tickets.com were far behind Ticketmaster with power scores of 8.21 and 8.68 respectively.

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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