The Week in TicketCity Search – November 11th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 31st
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Texas Longhorns Football
2 3 Breeders Cup
3 4 Justin Bieber
4 - Phish
5 9 Mississippi State Football
6 7 Dallas Cowboys
7 - Arkansas Football
8 1 Taylor Swift
9 - BCS Bowl
10 - OSU Football

Sliding into November we see football keeps a pretty strong grip on the countdown. The Longhorns return to the top spot that was vacated by Taylor Swift, who took a big tumble down to #8. The Longhorns are followed by the Breeders Cup which showed some strong interest all week. The festivities are today and tomorrow at Churchill Downs.

Phish is back after a longer than usual absence. They are playing a series of shows at Madison Square Garden leading up to New Years Eve.

Mississippi State, who’s remained on the countdown steadily for weeks now, climbs back to the #5 spot, and the Dallas Cowboys pick up a spot to kick off the bottom five. A fresher face, Arkansas, arrives to lend some variety to the proceedings, while the BCS Bowl once again makes an early appearance. We are about 1 month out from the big bowl announcement weekend, though.

Our partners at OSU find their way into the last spot this week, bringing the countdown to a close.

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 28th

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 24th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 5 Taylor Swift
2 3 Texas Longhorns Football
3 9 Breeders Cup
4 4 Justin Bieber
5 1 Texas Rangers
6 2 World Series
7 6 Dallas Cowboys
8 - Georgia Tech Football
9 8 Mississippi State Football
10 7 WWE

Interesting week, as nearly everyone on the countdown is a holdover from last week. Rare to see such a low level of “churn.” While Taylor Swift’s return to the top spot may seem surprising, it’s mostly the result of the World Series moving back to St. Louis. Fewer fans in Texas are going to make that particular commute.

The Series’ drop let the Longhorns move back to the #2 spot, and let the Breeders’ Cup make a big jump to the #3 spot. The Breeders’ Cup is a week away, still time to get your tickets and make some travel plans for Louisville.

The bottom five is pretty similar this week. The Cowboys drop a spot, and the Yellow Jackets, who had been absent after a good run, return this week as the countdown’s only “new” face. Mississippi State has hung in there for a while now, and keeps going this week. Rounding things out is the WWE, who benefited from some last minute searches last Monday.

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 21st

TicketCity Week in Search

Week of
Oct. 17th
Previous
Week
Event
Searched
1 2 Texas Rangers
2 - World Series
3 1 Texas Longhorns Football
4 4 Justin Bieber
5 5 Taylor Swift
6 3 Dallas Cowboys
7 - WWE
8 7 Mississippi State Football
9 - Breeders Cup
10 - BCS Bowl

The top 2 earned their spots by a wide margin this week. After a comeback win the Rangers tie things up in the World Series, earning a game 5 in Arlington. They managed to push the Longhorns out of the top spot. The shuffle at the top didn’t effect the rest of the top 5, as the esteemed Mr. Bieber and Taylor Swift stayed put at #4 and #5.

The Cowboys kick off the bottom five, followed closely by the WWE. Monday Night RAW will be broadcast from the Erwin Center next… Monday, yes, it’s definitely Monday.

Mississippi State managed to hang onto the countdown that lost a lot of other teams this week. The Breeders Cup slides into the #9 spot. The 2 day event happens at Churchill Downs this year, so you can get a little taste of horse racing action in Louisville without feeling self conscious about your choice of headgear.

Finally, the National Championship Game peaks in at #10. Certainly no stranger to the countdown, but usually a little further along in the calendar. Interesting to see it pop up in October.

The Week in TicketCity Search – November 5th

A not entirely unexpected bloodbath this week in the rankings, as the World Series has ended in a manner that did not befit the blockbuster narrative I set out in the last update. While there’s a lot of new on the list, some things are back to ‘normal’, as the esteemed Mr. Bieber returns to being the default choice for the nation’s entertainment dollar. The Breeders’ Cup two day event shoots up to #2, a big showing for an event that didn’t spark much last year. Perhaps the move to Churchill Downs has something to do with that.

Certainly a newcomer to the countdown, but not the entertainment world in general, Prince arrives at #3. I sense this is because of his recently announced US concert tour, dubbed “Welcome 2 America”, in support of his most recent album 20Ten. Looks like things will be kicking off at the Izod Center in December. He’s followed by another list newcomer, the English band Take That, who announced at big stadium tour in Europe. We don’t have any inventory for them yet, because the current dates are pretty deep into 2011, but sit tight, I’m sure it’ll pop up soon.

The 17 time NBA champion Lakers enter at #5 as the NBA season gets underway, followed by the Longhorns before more concerts take over the rest of the list. George Strait has been absent for a while, but he’s back with a concert with Reba McEntire in Austin early next year. Disney on Ice, Bon Jovi, and Roger Waters round out the countdown this week.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 8 Justin Bieber
2 4 Breeders Cup
3 - Prince
4 - Take That
5 - Lakers
6 9 Texas Longhorns
7 - George Strait
8 - Disney on Ice
9 - Bon Jovi
10 - Roger Waters

The Week in TicketCity Search – October 29th

Not surprisingly, the top of the countdown is dominated by the World Series. The big term is #1, while the Texas Rangers come in a close second. While their performance in the first couple games has been a little less than stellar, they’ve got home field advantage this weekend. Would be slightly anti-climatic to make to the Fall Classic for the first time and get swept, after all. I’m sure they’re just building up some dramatic tension. Win the next 3, lose Game 6, setting up the big showdown in Game 7, when all the Giants fans will end up cheering for the Rangers in a final dramatic play. All very Rocky IV.

In a more sports themed countdown than usual, Ghostland Observatory shoots into the #3 spot from nowhere. The local boys made good performed last night at the Cedar Park Center, so I bet that had something to do with it. Not to worry, if you missed them, they’ll be in the general vicinity (Houston then Dallas), this weekend.

The Breeders Cup remains popular, holding steady at #4, while Phish again rise up the charts from #9 to #5. That would only be really funny if Dolly Parton managed the same feat. Baylor and Auburn pop into the list below Phish. Baylor is playing Texas this weekend, a factor in both teams ending up on the countdown.

Finally, in something of an inversion of the countdown from month past, both Lady Gaga and the esteemed Mr. Bieber appear at the bottom. I suppose mentioning his absence last weekend was enough to bring him back.

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
1 3 World Series
2 1 Texas Rangers
3 - Ghostland Observatory
4 4 Breeders Cup
5 9 Phish
6 - Baylor Football
7 - Auburn Football
8 - Justin Bieber
9 2 Texas Longhorns
10 - Lady Gaga