Move Over Super Bowl, There's a New Show in Town: Houston Rodeo Tops TicketsNow Entertainment Index

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AMA Supercross and Wicked Lead Respective Categories in month of January.

There's no other event experience quite like it. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world's largest livestock exhibition and rodeo event, but perhaps the highlight of the three-week festival is the nightly music series held at the 70,000-seat Reliant Park. This year, the 75th anniversary of the event, the superstar lineup includes such big-name acts as George Strait, Toby Keith, Beyoncé, and The Cheetah Girls. With entertainment options like this, it's no wonder the Houston Rodeo led the TicketsNow Entertainment Index Concerts category with a whopping 14.8% of all concert ticket sales in January.

In the Sports category, AMA Supercross distanced itself in the field by claiming the #1 spot for the second-consecutive month with 9.1% of sports ticket sales. With the start of Spring Training and Opening Day on the horizon, the Boston Red Sox finished third in the Sports category with 3.3% of sales--just inching in front of their rivals, the New York Yankees at 3%.

The Broadway hit Wicked was again the top overall performer with 5.6% of all ticket sales in January and 26.7% of theater ticket sales. Trailing the smash hit is Jersey Boys, which garnered nearly 17% of theater sales and 3.6% of total ticket sales.

Top Events Overall for January 2007

1. Wicked            6. Monster Jam

2. Houston Rodeo        7. High School Musical - The Concert

3. AMA Supercross        8. George Strait

4. Jersey Boys            9. Mary Poppins

5. Bob Seger            10. Boston Red Sox

Top Sports Ticket Sales for January 2007

1. AMA Supercross

2. Monster Jam

3. Boston Red Sox

4. New York Yankees

5. Dallas Mavericks

Top Concert Ticket Sales for January 2007

1. Houston Rodeo

2. Bob Seger

3. High School Musical - The Concert

4. George Strait

5. Justin Timberlake

Top Theater Ticket Sales for January 2007

1. Wicked

2. Jersey Boys

3. Mary Poppins

4. The Lion King

5. Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic

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 http://www.TicketsNow.com.

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