Wicked, Buffett, McGraw/Hill Top TM's Most Requested Events

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – Broadway and touring musical Wicked, Jimmy Buffett and Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul II Tour were Ticketmaster’s “Most Requested Events” in 2006, based on online page views, information requests, and ticket sales from January 1-December 13, 2006.

Buffett and McGraw/Hill’s tour were also the top two “Most Requested Concerts” of 2006, followed by Dave Matthews Band and the Cheetah Girls ranking at #3 and #4, respectively. Wicked also ranked as the #1 “Most Requested Arts and Theatre Event”, followed by IL Divo, Mary Poppins, and Blue Man Group. The New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, and New York Yankees were Ticketmaster’s “Most Requested Sporting Events” in 2006. And Disney On Ice followed by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and the Wiggles were the year’s “Most Requested Family Attractions.”

“It’s wonderful to see every category of live entertainment represented among the year’s most requested events,” said Ticketmaster President Sean Moriarty. “Fans have never had a greater opportunity to choose from such a wide set of live events and, based upon the choices they’re making, they clearly like what they see.”

2006 Most Requested Events
1 Wicked
2 Jimmy Buffett
3 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul II
4 Dave Matthews Band
5 The Cheetah Girls
6 New England Patriots
7 Chicago Bears
8 Kenny Chesney
9 Shakira
10 American Idols Live Presented By Pop-Tarts

2006 Most Requested Concerts
1 Jimmy Buffett
2 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Soul2Soul II
3 Dave Matthews Band
4 The Cheetah Girls
5 Kenny Chesney
6 Shakira
7 American Idols Live Presented By Pop-Tarts
8 Bon Jovi
9 Billy Joel
10 Tool

2006 Most Requested Sporting Events
1 New England Patriots
2 Chicago Bears
3 New York Yankees
4 Detroit Tigers
5 Dallas Mavericks
6 Philadelphia Eagles
7 WWE World Wrestling Entertainment
8 Denver Broncos
9 Seattle Seahawks
10 Miami Heat

2006 Most Requested Arts & Theatre Events
1 Wicked
2 Il Divo
3 Mary Poppins
4 Blue Man Group
5 Rent
6 Annie
7 Hairspray
8 Andrea Bocelli
9 Monty Python’s Spamalot
11 Mamma Mia!

2006 Most Requested Family Attractions
1 Disney On Ice
2 Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
3 Radio City Christmas Spectacular
4 Wiggles
5 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
6 Sesame Street Live
7 Dora The Explorer Live!
8 Universoul Circus
9 Harlem Globetrotters
10 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

— Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

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