Beyoncé Knowles’ autobiographical documentary that premiered last Saturday was the largest audience for an HBO doc since Nielsen amended its method of measuring ratings in 2004, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Beyoncé was the subject of the documentary as well as its executive producer, narrator, co-writer and co-director.

“Beyoncé: Life Is But A Dream” attracted about 1.8 million viewers during its initial 9pm broadcast. Spike Lee’s 2006 documentary, “When the Levees Broke,” that looks at the devastation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is the only documentary to come close with 1.7 million viewers.

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