SOURCE: TicketNews.com

August 07, 2008 14:24 ET

TicketNews.com Announces Its Exclusive Top Ticket Sellers Rankings for the Week Ending August 2, 2008

VERNON, CT--(Marketwire - August 7, 2008) - TicketNews announces top ticket sellers for the week ending August 2.

Top 20 Overall Sellers

Ticketmaster continued to dominate the overall ticket market last week, with a power score of 43.25. Meanwhile, StubHub remained in second place, with a power score of 9.90. LiveNation and TicketsNow continued swapping the third and fourth spots on the power score charts; a power score increase of more than 35 percent from the previous week placed LiveNation in third, though fourth-place TicketsNow retains a higher four-week average.

                           WE 08-02-08   WE 07-26-08   4 Week Avg
                          ============= ============= =============
                                  Power         Power         Power
Seller                     Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   Score
                          ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Ticketmaster.com               1  43.25      1  45.66      1  44.87
StubHub.com                    2   9.90      2   8.73      2   9.25
LiveNation.com                 3   9.18      4   6.77   3.75   7.39
TicketsNow.com                 4   8.42      3   7.62   3.25   7.87
Tickets.com                    5   4.35      5   4.68      5   4.84
TicketLiquidator.com           6   2.02      6   2.02      6   1.93
CoasttoCoastTickets.com        7   1.68      7   1.74      7   1.71
RazorGator.com                 8   1.29     10   1.27   9.25   1.25
TickCo.com                     9   1.16      9   1.33   9.25   1.24
TicketWeb.com                 10   0.92     12   1.02   11.5   0.93
GoTickets.com                 11   0.88     13   0.93  12.25   0.86
TicketSpot.com                12   0.87     15   0.68  14.25   0.76
ETix.com                      13   0.80     11   1.16  11.75   0.96
EventTicketsCenter.com        14   0.65      8   1.46    9.5   1.22
OpenSeats.com                 15   0.64     14   0.84   14.5   0.75
Justbuytickets.com            16   0.61     18   0.57  16.75   4.23
Vividseats.com                17   0.59     16   0.62  17.25   0.60
ABC Tickets.com               18   0.56     17   0.58  18.25   4.70
TicketCity.com                19   0.55     19   0.55     19   0.56
BuyBetterTickets.com          20   0.50     20   0.51  19.75   0.53

Top 20 Secondary Sellers

StubHub continues to dominate the secondary ticket market with a power score of 26.57. TicketsNow and TicketLiquidator.com maintained their positions in second and third places, respectively. CoasttoCoast tickets rounds out the top four, also maintaining its fourth place ranking.

                           WE 08-02-08   WE 07-26-08   4 Week Avg
                          ============= ============= =============
                                  Power         Power         Power
Seller                     Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   Score
                          ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
StubHub.com                    1  26.57      1  23.94      1  25.20
TicketsNow.com                 2  22.80      2  21.12      2  21.66
TicketLiquidator.com           3   5.32      3   5.46      3   5.18
CoasttoCoastTickets.com        4   4.44      4   4.70      4   4.55
RazorGator.com                 5   3.33      7   3.33   6.25   3.28
TickCo.com                     6   3.01      6   3.55   6.25   3.27
TicketSpot.com                 7   2.26     10   1.79   8.75   2.00
GoTickets.com                  8   2.25      8   2.45    8.5   2.19
OpenSeats.com                  9   1.65      9   2.25      9   1.99
EventTicketsCenter.com        10   1.61      5   3.95   6.25   3.25
Justbuytickets.com            11   1.54     13   1.45  12.25   1.59
Vividseats.com                12   1.48     11   1.60     12   1.54
TicketCity.com                13   1.39     14   1.43   13.5   1.44
ABC Tickets.com               14   1.39     12   1.48  13.25   1.45
BuyBetterTickets.com          15   1.30     15   1.35  14.25   1.40
CheapPricedTickets.com        16   1.15     16   1.22  16.75   1.14
OnlineSeats.com               17   1.07     17   1.13  17.25   5.34
TicketZoom.com                18   0.99     22   0.82  20.25   0.82
TicketTriangle.com            19   0.87     19   0.90     19   0.91
TicketTango.com               20   0.86     18   1.07   20.5   6.15

Top 10 Primary Sellers

ETix lost its fourth-place position in the primary rankings, while TicketWeb took over the position. Ticketstaronline jumped to an eighth place position from its number 22 ranking last week. With a first place with a power score of 70.52, Ticketmaster continues to dominate the primary ticket market, as Live Nation and Tickets.com were far behind Ticketmaster with power scores of 14.79 and 6.95 respectively.

                           WE 08-02-08   WE 07-26-08   4 Week Avg
                          ============= ============= =============
                                  Power         Power         Power
Seller                     Rank   Score  Rank   Score  Rank   Score
                          ====== ====== ====== ====== ====== ======
Ticketmaster.com               1  70.52      1  73.43      1  72.51
LiveNation.com                 2  14.79      2  10.69      2  11.72
Tickets.com                    3   6.95      3   7.40      3   7.73
TicketWeb.com                  4   1.48      5   1.61    4.5   1.48
ETix.com                       5   1.24      4   1.81    4.5   1.48
Telecharge.com                 6   0.64      6   0.77      6   0.83
Groovetickets.com              7   0.53      7   0.54      7   0.55
Ticketstaronline               8   0.47     22   0.10     15   0.23
Brownpapertickets.com          9   0.38      9   0.37      9   0.38
TicketsWest.com               10   0.36     11   0.34     10   0.35

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.

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