Michael Jackson’s Sales, Streaming & Airplay Decline After ‘Leaving Neverland’ Broadcast

Radio airplay drops essentially the most noticeably the three metrics.

HBO's new documentary Leaving Neverland, which chronicles allegations sexual abuse by Michael Jackson, led to a dip in gross sales, streaming and airplay for his catalog music within the U.S., based on preliminary reviews Nielsen Music.

The first two hours the four-hour Neverland movie debuted on HBO on Sunday, March Three, and the second two hours bowed on the community a day later.

Jackson’s mixed album and track gross sales — together with his work with the Jackson 5 and The Jacksons — dipped four % within the shadow the Neverland premiere. His mixed gross sales on March Three-5 totaled almost eight,000, down from the little over eight,000 on the earlier Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Feb. 24-26).

Breaking that down additional, simply album gross sales, his whole fell by 39 % in that span (dropping to about 1,000, down from almost 2,000). Conversely, his track gross sales elevated by 6 % (rising to almost 7,000 up from 6,000).

In phrases on-demand audio and video streams, Jackson’s tunes noticed a decline 5 %, falling to 19.7 million on March Three-5, down from 18.7 million on Feb. 24-26.

Viewing Jackson’s radio airplay image, spins his songs fell by 13 % to five,200 performs throughout all monitored U.S. terrestrial and satellite tv for pc radio stations on March Three-5 (down from 6,000 on Feb. 24-26).

Notably, there was a marked decline in performs for Jackson’s songs on Tuesday, March 5 (the day after the second half Neverland’s airing) versus Sunday, March Three (the day the premiere Neverland).

On Tuesday, March 5 his songs’ spin whole was 1,600 — down 18 % in comparison with that Sunday, March Three (1,900). If we scrolled again to the week earlier, Tuesday, Feb. 26, his songs received a little bit over 2,000 performs – down simply Three % in comparison with his spins on Sunday, Feb. 24 (1,950).

It’s unclear if any Jackson’s albums or songs will see any main impression on subsequent week’s Billboard charts (dated March 16, reflecting the gross sales and streaming week ending March 7). All Billboard’s charts dated March 16 are slated to be posted to Billboard’s web sites on March 12. Reporting chart rankings will start to look inside tales beginning March 10.