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HBO Draws 1.8 Million for Beyonce Doc

'Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream' is net's most-viewed doc since 2004
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HBO's documentary on singer Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce:
Life Is But a Dream
, drew 1.8 million total viewers for its 9 p.m. premiere
on Saturday.

That made it the net's most-viewed documentary since 2004,
when Nielsen changed its audience measurement methods for HBO. The previous
high was the Spike Lee miniseries about Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees
Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts
(Acts 1&2), which averaged 1.7
million viewers back in 2006.

Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream, which was executive
produced by Beyonce herself, took an intimate look into the singer's life and
new motherhood. It included first-person footage shot by the singer on her
laptop.

The same night on OWN, more than 1.3 million viewers watched Oprah Winfrey's interview with Beyonce on Oprah's Next Chapter on a special night.

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