Beyonce's 'Life Is But a Dream' breaks ratings records

By Lindsay Barton,

Beyonce still runs the world.

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Her documentary Life Is But a Dream was HBO’s highest rated documentary since Nielsen revamped its viewership system in 2004, according to VH1. 1.8 million viewers tuned in to see Beyonce talk about motherhood, her marriage with Jay-Z, and more.

The documentary was more successful than the HBO series Girls, bringing in three times the ratings. It also had higher ratings than Spike Lee’s miniseries on Hurricane Katrina in 2006, When the Levees Broke: A requiem in Four Acts, the New York Daily News reports.

Beyonce gushed about her work on the documentary at the premiere.

“I started on the film maybe three years ago and the story was just not complete until I gave birth to my daughter and I saw all the connections in my life,” she said. “I felt like it was time for me to open up and show my vulnerability.”

The documentary wasn’t the only thing that received buzz. Beyonce’s interview with Oprah on Oprah's Next Chapter drew in 1.3 million viewers last week, a boost for the struggling OWN network.

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