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'The Bible' top rated show of the year

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The History Channel's new TV series, "The Bible," is the most-popular cable show of the year so far, TV by the Numbers reported on March 5.

"Over 27 million total viewers tuned in to 'The Bible' on Sunday night, making 'The Bible' the No. 1 show in all of television for the night and the No. 1 cable entertainment telecast for the year," according to a statement from A&E, which owns History.

“Today, more people are discussing God's chosen people - Moses and Abraham - in one day than ever before," network officials said. "We’ve been working on this project for the past four years now, and are deeply honored to be given this once in a generation opportunity to breathe new visual life into the Bible’s profound stories. 'The Bible' gives meaning and purpose to billions of people around the world. We believe the success of the series will spark the curiosity of billions more."

The 10-part series seeks to cover the Bible from Genesis through Revelation.