History Channel's "The Bible" was the top cable broadcast last night and made other history as well. The miniseres was a huge hit and kept social media buzzing throughout the two episodes that aired. The ratings for Sunday's telecast was announced today, Monday, March 4.
"The Bible" is now the #1 cable entertainment telecast of the year. Over two telecasts on premiere night, "The Bible" averaged 14.8 million viewers, 5 million Adults 18-49 and 5.6 million Adults 25-54. In the 8-10 p.m. premiere 13.1 million total viewers flocked to "The Bible," including 4.6 million Adults 25-54. "The Bible" trended as #1 on Twitter with celebrities and influencers tweeting their own personal tune-in messages.
“We could not be more thrilled with this out of the gate success of "The Bible" on History,” said Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett in a statement released today. "The world is watching right now and we are incredibly humbled by the reaction to the series. This #1 series is a tribute to all those who have helped us to spread the Word. Ultimately "The Bible" will be seen and felt by billions around the globe. We have to thank Nancy Dubuc and her History team for stepping up and joining us on this amazing journey – together we are now able to share this most sacred text that will continue to challenge and inspire.
"The Bible" will air every Sunday over the next four Sundays, culminating on Easter. The series combines one of the greatest collections of stories ever assembled with live action and state-of-the-art CGI. The series is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor/vocalist Keith David and features a musical score by the world renowned Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer.
In April, "The Bible" series will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD with hours of exclusive special features and extras. A book series is currently available in stores.