The Week in TicketCity Search – The Direction Back

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 10th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 7 One Direction
4 3 Dallas Cowboys
5 4 Kevin Hart
6 - Tennessee Football
7 5 Arkansas Football
8 - Justin Bieber
9 - Bruce Springsteen
10 8 Houston Texans

Top 2 remain unchanged yet again this week. A strong run for both teams. As if to remind us they can’t be counted out yet, One Direction boomerangs back to the #3 spot after falling into the bottom five last week. In doing so they kick last week’s entries down a notch. The Cowboys and Kevin Hart both fall one place, rounding out the top five.

Some very familiar faces return this week to the bottom five, though we kick off with a little variety in college football. This week it’s the Volunteers of that other “UT”. The Razorbacks were the victim of One Direction’s return, making room from them in the top five and taking over the #7 spot they vacated. Similar to 1D, the esteemed Mr. Bieber reminds us he, too, may not be counted out just yet, reemerging fairly quickly to assume the #8 spot this week..

Also returning, The Boss appears at #9. Springsteen’s tour has drifted in and out of the top ten ever since it began. Not one to shy away from a heavy touring schedule, his Wrecking Ball Tour continues through at least December, though chances are it may go on even longer. There’s been no shortage of interest in the veteran rocker’s show, and he continues to sell out venues worldwide.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Time Goes in One Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Sept. 3rd
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 5 Dallas Cowboys
4 8 Kevin Hart
5 4 Arkansas Football
6 - Texas A&M Football
7 3 One Direction
8 6 Houston Texans
9 - US Open Tennis
10 - Auburn Football

Football cleans up easily this week. Securing the top 3 spots and 70% of the countdown real estate, it certainly seems things are well underway. Both regular season NFL and college games have officially begun, and our top 2 have officially been unchanged for a month now. Things did wobble a bit this week, as the Cowboy faithful push The Boys to #3.

During a tough week, Kevin Hart turned in an impressive showing to land in the #4 spot, beating even One Direction, who fell to #7. Interestingly, both were at the VMA’s this week, with Hart hosting and 1D performing. The UK boy band took home a few spacemen in the process. One of them commented they’d “grown up watching this show.” Now I feel old, thanks. Hart will be back on the road soon after the VMA gig, starting later this month in Indianapolis.

Staggering in a little late to the party is the US Open, which is quite nearly over. The championships will all be played this weekend, barring weather of the inclement variety. The Open had been ongoing for over a week now, but hadn’t cracked the top 10. News that this would be former Open champion’s Andy Roddick’s final tournament before retiring may have helped boost interest.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Third Place for Direction

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 20th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 5 Arkansas Football
5 4 Dallas Cowboys
6 - Houston Texans
7 - New Orleans Saints
8 - Kevin Hart
9 7 Jason Aldean
10 - Oklahoma State Football

Another interesting line-up this week. The top five is almost completely unchanged, with one minor exception. Said exception is the Razorbacks and the Cowboys, who traded spots. The rest of the top 5 remains cozy in the same spots they’ve held for three weeks in a row, yet another rarity.

This week football forces out more concert performers. While I would have lost the bet that One Direction would stay on top the entire season, I would take the bet that they never leave the countdown completely between now and the 2013 tour. Even during bowls. Perhaps just as notable due to absence is the esteemed Mr. Bieber, who slipped pretty far out of the top 10 this week.

Team football brings three new entries in the bottom five, the Texans and Saints of the NFL, and Oklahoma State representing the collegiate side of things. Keeping things interesting we have comedian Kevin Hart, who’s been on tour for a while and looks to keep up the pace all the way through November.

The Week in TicketCity Search – It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 13th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 1 Longhorns Football
2 2 Mississippi State Football
3 3 One Direction
4 - Dallas Cowboys
5 5 Arkansas Football
6 6 Justin Bieber
7 7 Jason Aldean
8 - Bruce Springsteen
9 - Alabama Football
10 8 WWE

Strange week, as over half the countdown hasn’t budged since last week. Probably a first, though I will admit I haven’t exactly been keeping track of that particular stat. My gut is telling me it’s unprecedented, and I’m going with it. This means the ‘Horns and the Bulldogs remain on top, followed by former champ One Direction.

I see now that the boys (from England) are on a bit of a break between tours, so this is no doubt why they’ve cooled off a tad. They are doing a couple shows between now and the the kick-off of the aptly named “2013 Tour” in… 2013. March, 2013, to be specific.

The Boys (from Dallas) return to the countdown this week, forcing a break in our holdovers from last week. They replace Real Madrid, who have finished up their US tour and are safely back in Spain now. Local Real Madrid fans (or anyone who can foot the travel bill) can still pick up from tickets from us for home games at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.

Another group of countdown attendees content to remain in their place form the rich, nougaty center this week. Returning favorites sneak in below them, as The Boss pops into the #8 slot. Springsteen has been on tour most of the summer and isn’t slowing down for a while. There are many more arenas to be rocked between now and November.

The Crimson Tide made an early impact on the countdown in the run-up to football season but drifted away. They return this week, though just under the wire. The WWE is the only returning entry that changed places, though not in a good way. They drop from #8 to #10. With Summerslam this weekend, they may not be able to hold on next week.

The Week in TicketCity Search – Stampede!

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Aug. 6th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 4 Longhorns Football
2 8 Mississippi State Football
3 1 One Direction
4 10 Real Madrid
5 6 Arkansas Football
6 3 Justin Bieber
7 9 Jason Aldean
8 - WWE
9 5 KISS
10 - Texas Rangers

Color me surprised. If you’d bet me 1D would keep the top spot throughout football season, I would have taken that bet. See, now you’re out a free lunch…

Yes, August has dawned and college football clobbers the teens from England, sending them down not one, but two spots to #3. This is a fairly auspicious occasion, as One Direction has owned the countdown since early spring. I had just given up on trying to write title puns for them. Who knew all I had to do was wait another week?

Real Madrid surges back after a little dip to the bottom, heading up to #4, a number you won’t see much in the average soccer game score. College football rounds out the top 5, with the Razorbacks climbing one spot from last week.

Most of our former concert powerhouses populate the bottom five. Some guy named Bieber kicks things off at #6 this week, after falling another 3 spots. Jason Aldean squeaks out a small comeback, after falling from great heights he climbs back to the #7 spot this week. The world of scripted sporting events returns again, as the WWE hits #8. To quote a line from the ’96 remake of Sgt. Bilko: “I like a sporting event in which I know the outcome ahead of time. It’s more organized.”