'Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream' Knocks Out 'Levees' To Become Most-Watched HBO Doc Since 2004

by Tambay A. Obenson
February 19, 2013 5:09 PM
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Beyoncé Knowles' self-directed HBO documentary special, Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream, aired on Saturday, February 16, 2013, and it ended up being a huge draw for the network, attracting 1.8 million viewers during its initial 9pm broadcast.

The network says via press release that it's the largest audience for an HBO documentary since 2004, when Nielsen changed the way it measures viewership for HBO.

And what feature documentary did it kick out of the number 1 spot? Spike Lee's 2006 mini-series When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, which pulled in 1.7 million viewers.

I still haven't watched Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream, and, as I said previously, it's not exactly high on my to-see list. Maybe I'll watch it some time down the road. Maybe not.

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  • Molly Jay | February 20, 2013 8:14 PMReply

    So more people watched a 2-hour commercial about a self-absorbed pop star than a documentary film about Hurricane Katrina? That is sad.

  • Aaron | February 21, 2013 8:34 AM

    That is very sad and is an example of the mentalities that have been developed by media and society. Beyonce doesn't even like herself she keeps bleaching her skin but have the nerve to say love yourself. She is not a role model but sadly so many suckass parents consider her to be one.

  • Nina | February 20, 2013 7:50 PMReply

    people actually watched that crap...

  • Shelton | February 20, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    Why don't you want to see it??? It's actually a pretty good doc. Even if you're not a beyonce fan....

  • Curtis | February 19, 2013 8:27 PMReply

    Go Be. I lived When the Leevd broke back when spike was worth anything.

  • robin | February 19, 2013 5:25 PMReply

    I'm just happy to know that they are both black! and set records! lol #Beyonce #Spike Lee

  • Acer51 | February 20, 2013 6:30 PM

    Have you looked at Beyonce lately? She's turning more into Betsey Johnson every day.

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