March 12th, 2013. ‘The Bible’ Is Most Watched TV Program for Second Consecutive Week. Katherine Weber, http://www.christianpost.com.
“The History Channel’s “The Bible” miniseries once again raked in the ratings this past weekend, drawing in 10.8 million total viewers for its second episode, thus making it the most popular program in all of television on Sunday night.
Although the historical miniseries was down 18 percent in total viewership from its premiere on March 3, it still managed to attract 3.2 million adults, ages 18-49, and 3.8 million adults, ages 25-54, according to Deadline.
These high numbers made the new miniseries the most watched television program on Sunday from 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
According to Channel Guide Magazine, over 50 million cumulative viewers have seen some portion of “The Bible” since its premiere on March 3, whether on the History Channel or on the Lifetime channel, which also re-airs episodes.
In its season premiere two weekends ago, “The Bible” attracted over 13 million viewers, making it the most watched cable entertainment telecast of 2013, as well as the No. 1 scripted program on television.
Some critics blame the second week’s drop in ratings on national Daylight Saving Time, which also occurred Sunday.
The Hollywood power couple behind the new miniseries, producer Mark Burnett of “Survivor” fame and Roma Downey of “Touched By An Angel,” have attributed their profoundly successful series to God.
“The hand of God was on this. The edit came together perfectly, the actors came together perfectly, it just comes to life,” Burnett said of the series in a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly.”
My Comments: Regardless of the accuracy of this miniseries, it proves that Americans want to be able to watch Christian Movies and TV shows.
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.” –Amos 8:11