HBO Doc ‘Tina’ Premieres to 1.1 Million Viewers

HBO’s Tina Turner documentary debuted to about 100,000 more viewers than did its December Bee Gees doc.

The debut of “Tina” drew more than 1.1 million total viewers across all HBO platforms on Saturday night, making the the biggest premiere for an HBO documentary since 2019’s “Leaving Neverland.” The Bee Gees documentary, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” bowed to about 1 million total viewers across various HBO platforms.

“Tina” is officially the top doc debut in the HBO Max era. “Leaving Neverland” landed about 1.7 million total viewers with its debut two years ago.

HBO’s Tina Turner documentary debuted to about 100,000 more viewers than did its December Bee Gees doc.

The debut of “Tina” drew more than 1.1 million total viewers across all HBO platforms on Saturday night, making the the biggest premiere for an HBO documentary since 2019’s “Leaving Neverland.” The Bee Gees documentary, “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” bowed to about 1 million total viewers across various HBO platforms.

“Tina” is officially the top doc debut in the HBO Max era. “Leaving Neverland” landed about 1.7 million total viewers with its debut two years ago.

Perhaps the most shocking moment in “Tina” comes roughly an hour into the two-hour film, when one participant says that a top Capitol Records executive once called Turner “an old n—– douchebag.”

That story comes from a 2009 interview with John Carter, the Capitol producer, songwriter and A&R representative credited with reviving Turner’s career in the early 1980s. In audio, included as part of “Tina,” Carter details the conversation that would have occurred sometime in 1982-83, shortly after Carter signed Turner to Capitol over the objections of label executives.

(Excerpt) Read more in: The Wrap

HBO Doc ‘Tina’ Premieres to 1.1 Million Viewers

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