February 20, 2013

High Note: Beyoncé’s Documentary Beats Decade Record For HBO


Critics may have had big issues with Beyoncé’s HBO documentary and the reviews were not good, but it did not stop fans from tuning in.

The superstar’s “Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream” hit a high note for HBO, being watched by 1.8 million viewers during its 9pm premiere this past Saturday. Beyonce’s documentary ratings are a 10-year audience high for a documentary on HBO.

The only documentary to come close to Beyoncé’s ratings is Spike Lee’s 2006 documentary, “When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts.” Lee’s documentary detailing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans garnered 1.7 million viewers.

In addition to breaking decade-long ratings for HBO, the 31-year-old entertainer also landed Oprah Winfrey stellar ratings for her OWN Network.

Oprah Winfrey & Beyoncé

Winfrey’s “Next Chapter” interview with Beyoncé at 8pm as a prelude to “Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream” landed 1.3 million viewers.


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