The Queen Of Pop reigns supreme once again!
Janet Jackson’s self-titled documentary event averaged 3.1 million total viewers across its premiere airings on Lifetime and A&E, according to the networks. The documentary is cable’s best non-fiction debut since ESPN/ESPN2’s The Last Dance.
On social media, the trending topic #JanetJacksonDoc ranked #1 across all broadcast and cable television on during its premiere nights. The program garnered 1.1 million interactions throughout airings over the weekend, according to Talkwalker.
#JanetJacksonDoc was the top social program over the last year for Lifetime and A&E, and the most social program for Lifetime and A&E, and the most social program for Lifetime since Surviving R. Kelly. #JanetJacksonDoc was also the #1 trending hashtag on Twitter on both nights.
Her impact was also felt on the music charts. The Queen Of Pop’s breakthrough album, Control, rose to #1 on the iTunes US pop chart following the premiere of the doc. Three of her albums – Control, Design of a Decade and Rhythm Nation – entered the Top 10 on the iTunes US Chart. She had eight albums enter the Top 20 iTunes US Pop Chart belong to Janet with Control #1, Design of a Decade ranking as #2, The Velvet Rope as #5, Best of Number Ones as #5, Unbreakable as #7 and Damita Jo #10 in the top 10 alone.
On the US R&B and Soul chart, Rhythm Nation and janet. occupy the top two positions. Janet Jackson’s music videos – That’s the Way Love Goes, All for You, Rhythm Nation, If, You Want This, Again, Control, Miss You Much, Escapade and The Pleasure Principle – were the top 10 US pop videos on for iTunes downloads following the airing of the documentary.
Lifetime will air an encore of all four parts of the doc on Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. The doc can also be viewed in full on-demand and on the Lifetime and A&E apps.