According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beyonce proved a huge draw for HBO on Saturday night. The intimate documentary about the singer, Beyonce: Life Is but a Dream, pulled 1.8 million viewers during its inaugural outing at 9 p.m. ET. It’s the largest audience for a HBO doc since Nielsen revised its method of measuring viewership in 2004. he only other documentary to approach Beyonce’s haul was previous record holder When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. The Spike Lee miniseries about the devastation caused to New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina earned 1.7 million viewers in 2006. Life Is but a Dream’s handsome haul pulled three times the ratings of recent first-runs for HBO’s Sunday series Girls.
So Basically Beyoncé in 2 months alone (the year hasn’t even really started) has had one of the highest watched Super Bowl performances, a sold out tour world wide, and a record-breaking documentary with no type of single or album to promote any of this. One word for that: BOSS!