INFOGRAPHIC: The Top 10 College Football Teams and the Fans Who Love Them

16. September 2013 12:36 by Clayton Smith in College Sports, Football , infographic, TicketsNow  //  Tags:   //   Comments ()

The Alabama Crimson Tide may have rolled their way to the #1 spot in the NCAA rankings, but it's the Ohio State Buckeyes who are dominating on TicketsNow.

We combed through our ticket data and did some serious number crunching to determine the 10 most popular college football teams on TicketsNow this season, ranked by total number of tickets sold. Then we dove into those top 10 teams and pulled out some pretty interesting purchase data.

Of course, once we did that, we had no choice but to make a shiny new infographic. Enjoy!


By the Numbers - This Weekend's Top 20 Concerts by State!

6. September 2013 14:58 by Clayton Smith in Data, Music , TicketsNow  //  Tags:   //   Comments ()
Forget what you thought you knew about the live entertainment industry; North Dakota and New Hampshire are a couple of the hottest spots to see live music in the U.S.
At least, they are this weekend, according to our TicketsNow concert sales data. We pulled the 20 highest selling concerts for the next three days and staked them out by location. take a look at where the biggest shows are happening this weekend:
See anything interesting? New York, California, and Illinois may not be big surprises. After all, each one of them contains one of the top three media markets in the United States (New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, respectively). Together, those three states account for exactly 1/2 of the top 20 shows. But the other side of the chart might hold a few surprises.
Did you expect St. Paul, Minnesota to draw a bigger crowd than Atlantic City, New Jersey? Did you expect Gilford, New Hampshire and Fargo, North Dakota to make the list at all?
Of course, a lot has to do with the acts playing in these cities. They're big names, to be sure. Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are taking over in both Minnesota and North Dakota, and Brantley Gilbert and Florida Georgia Line are filling the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Gilford, NH. Other acts in this weekend's top 20 include Dave Matthews Band, Blake Shelton, Backstreet Boys, and the Allman Brothers. It's an eclectic collection, to say the least.
Bonus Data! 
All of the concerts we looked at to get this data occur this weekend, Sept. 6 - 8. That's three days. And in those three days, we've got a few bands pulling double duty in our top 20. Dave Matthews, Depeche Mode, and Maroon 5 are all on the list twice, and Taylor Swift made the list three times! She's playing a show every night this weekend, and each one of them made it into the top.

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