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