Sunday TV Ratings: "The BIBLE" is Hot, Rising Pop Stars are Not
"Clearly, the passion for this project has resonated with our viewers and across the nation." –Nancy Dubuc
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In an AP report on Yahoo News, correspondent Joe Alblas reports on the large viewing audience theHistory channel's new miniseries "The BIBLE" received for its first installment this past Sunday night. (Photo: BibleSeries.tv)
"The BIBLE" beat out such programming favorites as CBS's "60 Minutes" and AMC's "The Walking Dead. In fact, this past Sunday night, part one of the new "BIBLE" miniseries reached the #1 spot in terms of television viewers.
"In the latest television ratings, the Bible is hot and aspiring pop stars are not," quipped Alblas, alluding to the 13.1 million who watched part one of the Biblical series, compared to last week's dismal viewing of both "American Idol" episodes, which both garnered their lowest audience numbers since the show's inception about 10 years ago.
In addition to the large viewership of "The BIBLE", History's website "had its most visited day ever on Sunday," according to Nancy Dubuc, president of A&E network's entertainment and media.
"Clearly, the passion for this project has resonated with our viewers and across the nation," Dubuc said. "We are thrilled, and the story is only just beginning."
"The BIBLE" on History—produced by "Touched By An Angel" star Roma Downey, and her husband, Mark Burnett; also producer of "Shark Tank," "The Voice" and other hit shows—airs four more episodes on consecutive Sundays. Its conclusion will coincide with Easter Sunday on March 31st.
Last week, Breaking Christian News featured an interview by Holly McClure with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, regarding the new "BIBLE" series. To read that article click here.
The next episode of "The BIBLE" airs on Sunday night, March 10th, and features the Biblical stories of Joshua and Jericho, and Samson and Delilah among others.
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