Update (March 10): An earlier version of this story stated, based on initial sales reports to Nielsen Music, that Jackson’s combined album and song sales declined following the Leaving Neverland premiere. Now, with complete sales data fully reported in to Nielsen Music for the week ending March 7, Jackson’s sales increased after the Neverland premiere. We have updated the story below with the new information.
In addition, an earlier version of this story said that Jackson's streams declined after Neverland’s bow. His streams increased. We have corrected the error below.
HBO's new documentary Leaving Neverland, which chronicles allegations of sexual abuse by Michael Jackson, led to a dip in airplay, but a bump in streams and sales, for his catalog of music in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.The first two hours of the four-hour Neverland film debuted on HBO on Sunday, March 3, and the second two hours bowed on the network a day later.