Beyoncé Specials Bring Record Ratings To HBO and OWN
It may have been All-Star weekend but the biggest baller this weekend was Beyoncé.
Premiering two TV specials back-to-back including her sitdown with Oprah on “Next Chapter” followed by her special documentary Life Is But A Dream, the singer brought OWN and HBO 1.3 and 1.8 million viewers, respectively.
According to THR, Bey’s doc is the most-watched feature on the network in nearly a decade. Directed, executive produced and written by the singer herself, the 80-minute flick brought a magnifying lens to her larger-than-life career, peppered with the controversies that surrounded firing her father as manager, miscarriage and having a surrogate child.
It brought in three times the ratings of HBO’s Lena Dunham-helmed series “Girls.” The previous record holder was the 2006 Spike Lee miniseries on Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, which reeled in 1.7 million viewers.