The Red Sox Overtake Yankees as #1 Seller According to TicketsNow Entertainment Index

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The Red Sox Overtake Yankees as #1 Seller According to TicketsNow Entertainment Index

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 8, 2007

The New York Yankees’ slump finally reflected on their ticket sales. According to the TicketsNow Entertainment Index for May, the Boston Red Sox, with the best record in the Majors, overtook their division rival for the top spot in overall ticket demand, while the Yankees dropped to the third position behind the Chicago Cubs.

By accounting for 6.3% of all tickets sold and nearly 11.0% of sports tickets sold last month at TicketsNow (, the world’s leading online marketplace for premium event tickets, the Red Sox moved past their fierce rivals, the Yankees, who dropped to third with 4.8% of tickets sold as the Cubs claimed the second spot with 5.4% of tickets sold on the site.

American Idols Live, a summer concert tour that features the top 10 finalists from Fox’s hit show American Idol, shot up the ranks to the top of the concert category, with 8.8% of the concert tickets sold and 2.5% of the total tickets sold on TicketsNow. The American Idols’ tour jumped last month’s number one, Kenny Chesney, who dropped to number three in the concert category with 6.3% of concert tickets sold. The Police retained the number two spot for the second straight month with 7.1% of the tickets sold in the concert category.

Wicked remained at the top in the theater category with 34.8% of theater tickets sold and 5.1% of overall tickets sold in May. Trailing Wicked once again in the theater category was Jersey Boys, which earned 16.4% of theater sales and 2.4% of total tickets sold.

Sports dominated sales with 57.1% of the overall tickets sold on TicketsNow in May. With strong ticket demand for the Red Sox, Cubs, and Yankees’ games, baseball maintained its momentum from opening month, which has created much of the sales activity on TicketsNow. MLB teams captured six of the top 10 spots in overall ticket sales for May.

Top Events Overall for May 2007

1. Boston Red Sox            

2. Chicago Cubs            

3. Wicked                

4. New York Yankees            

5. Detroit Tigers            

6. American Idols Live

7. Jersey Boys

8. St. Louis Cardinals

9. San Francisco Giants

10. The Police

Top Sports Ticket Sales for May 2007

1. Boston Red Sox

2. Chicago Cubs

3. New York Yankees

4. Detroit Tigers

5. St. Louis Cardinals

Top Concert Ticket Sales for May 2007

1. American Idols Live

2. The Police

3. Kenny Chesney    

4. Tim McGraw

5. Roger Waters

Top Theater Ticket Sales for May 2007

1. Wicked

2. Jersey Boys

3. Mary Poppins

4. The Lion King

5. Dancing With The Stars

About the TicketsNow Entertainment Index

The TicketsNow Entertainment Index tracks proprietary secondary ticket sales on a monthly basis to provide a snapshot of entertainment trends for sports, music, and theater events nationwide.

About TicketsNow

Established in 1999, TicketsNow is the world’s largest, most trusted marketplace for premium event tickets. More than 90% of all professional ticket agencies that list, buy, and sell secondary event tickets online utilize software developed by TicketsNow–creating the most comprehensive database of secondary event tickets in the world. Named in 2004 and 2006 to the Inc. 500 Index of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S., TicketsNow is a premium ticket provider for USA TODAY, Fandango, and AOL; an official sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars; an official sponsor of University of Louisville Athletics, Arizona State University Athletics, Texas Christian University Athletics, University of Cincinnati Athletics, and a corporate partner of Princeton University Athletics; a member of the Better Business Bureau; and a founding member of the NATB, which promotes the highest level of ethics in the secondary ticketing marketplace. For more information, visit


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