'Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream' Delivers 1.8 Million Viewers on HBO, Breaks Network's Documentary Ratings Record

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February 19th, 2013

The Saturday, February 16, 9PM premiere of the documentary Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream on HBO garnered 1.8 million viewers, the largest audience for a HBO doc since Nielsen revised its method of measuring viewership in 2004. We will publish more details about the program's ratings as they become available.

  • rob60990

    Girls can’t even attract 1.8 million viewers after 3 airings on a Sunday night. :D

  • Jenny

    Go Beyonce!

  • Santo

    Wow! Praise Beysus.

  • Reache

    “the largest audience for a HBO doc since Nielsen revised its method of measuring viewership in 2004.

    what was then before ’04? anyone knows?

  • Nick

    Did this do better than the Lady Gaga Monster Ball special that aired in 2011?

  • FowlScat

    At least Girls is in english. I don’t do ebonics without subtitles.

  • LawSexAndMagic

    Well, that just means that there are 1.8 million people who are smarter than you @FowlScat. Have seaveral seats sweetheart : )

  • gg

    Beyonce is the most fake and fraud artist ever. Does she think she’s the queen of music to have a documentary ON HBO? She has nothing worth documenting. Piece of TRASH!

  • @JoeyDavid

    the documentary was superficial and narcassistic and quite a bore.

  • Hugh

    Is Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest still HBO’s #1 Telecast?

  • tim

    only 1.8 million?

  • Paige

    The documentary was terrible and Beyonce needs speech therapy.

  • Justme

    Those are great numbers.. Lady gaga monster ball did 1.2 million.. Beyonce 1.8 millionwith no promotion and live streaming online. Beyonce did great

  • Diane


    I would have to agree with you. I really tried to watch “Life is but a Dream. I kept telling myself” Maybe I’m too old to really appreciate Beyonce ” , but it wasn’t my age that made me change channels., i could only watch so much before I started to dislike the woman.

    I’m considering downsizing my cable programs and Life…Dream kind of convinced me that HBO is definitely getting dropped from my cable bills. Dropping HBO ..Upgrading Netflix

  • Kaylie

    Everyone has their own opinion Also, if people really thought she was a bad person, no one would watch the documentary. This goes to show you that she’s worthy of drawing in an audience.

  • Brian

    Beyonce is a nasty media pig and Fake ass **tch!..no talent as well!

  • LoveLee

    Goood for you Mrs. Carter!

  • nana

    @ Diane

    I also am not one of those whom the networks cater to so my opinion may not count. I did catch a repeat airing of Life is but a Dream.( doing a crossword too lazy to look for remote) Let me say I am not a teenager, I am not a minority, and I can’t figure out why this Beyonce is famous. She may be a nice person but it wasn’t obvious from the documentary. I found her shallow and quite self-absorbed. Her voice is nothing compared to many women you can hear singing in hundreds of church choirs across America. I guess neither talent nor intelligence is required these day to be a wealthy celebrity. How HBO got such high ratings is beyond me. Thanks for letting me say my piece.

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