"The Bible" is once again the #1 show on all of television Sunday night with 10.9 million total viewers. Since its premier, "The Bible" has reached more than 68 million viewers. The show airs on the History Channel and topped cable viewership for the week. The ratings were announced today, March 19.
In spite of sparking a bit of controversy in some circles with this past Sunday's episode the show is proving to be a television juggernaut and drawing readers into the epic story from Genesis to Christ's resurrection.
On social media, many have remarked that they have prompted to read the Bible in more depth or explore it for the first time. The series has also made resources available online, including a Bible App so viewers can follow along in their Bible and know what scripture the scenes draw from.
The next episode of "'The Bible" entitled, "The Mission" airs Sunday March 24 @ 8 p.m. EST on the History Channel. In that episode Jesus feeds the crowds in Galilee and brings a dead man, Lazarus, back to life; Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey – a declaration that he is the Messiah; Jesus turns on the money-changers in the Temple; Caiphas coaxes Judas into betraying Jesus; Jesus throws the disciples into turmoil at the Last Supper; Jesus is arrested and condemned to death as the disciples scatter.