Channel 4's One Direction documentary failed to pull in big ratings, despite being talked about heavily on various social networking sites, blogs and websites.
Crazy About One Direction saw the band's most extreme fans confess their often strange obsessions about the five piece.
The documentary pulled in 505k when it made its debut at 10pm on Thursday night and was beaten by Channel 5's Big Brother, which pulled in 1.4 million viewers.
Liam Payne on the band's Take Me Home Tour (WENN)
The programme showed one fan who voluntarily got braces like her idol Niall Horan; although she did not need them.
The show also went into detail about the fan fiction called Larry depicting a romantic and sexual relationship between members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson.
Whilst the show received heavy criticism, One Direction member Liam Payne took to Twitter to defend the band's fans:
Liam tweeted: "Just so all of you know we love you guys and we know how dedicated you are and tbh we can't believe it that you gus spend all you time on us."
He continued: "We couldn't give a fuck what any documentary says there dramatised for entertainment and full of bulls**t anyway we all know...... How hard you work for us and see it everyday at our shows, Let's all take a step back and think about what we/you have all achieved...You should be proud."
It seems that public displays of loyalty between One Direction and the Directioners work both ways.
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