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Who’d a thunk it? After two episodes, God is more more popular than American Idol


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Who’d a thunk it? God is more popular than American idol. The first episode of the mini-series “The Bible” drew in 13.1 million viewers – good for Number 1 in its timeslot. Second episode, 10.8 million viewers. It beat out NBC for the whole week. Both episodes beat out American Idol and the series is even giving FOX a run for its money. Bravo Zulu History channel and Lifetime for showing it. Lets see if Hollywood gets the message that there is an untapped segment of the population that is being ill-served by a the vain and secular tripe that they produce. And if Hollywood won’t serve their needs, then someone else will. Bring on the independent producers, actors and directors. Let’s have more of this kind of programming.


Washington Times

Sure, it’s easy to criticize Hollywood, but try to remember that the entertainment industry today is an intellectually demanding environment, fraught with cognitively challenging, even intractable, questions, like, to take one recent example: How can the cable mini-series “The Bible” be such a ratings hit when there is no audience for overtly religious entertainment programming?


According to the latest Nielsens, released Tuesday, Sunday night’s telecast of “The Bible,” produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for basic cable’s History channel, managed to attract more viewers than anything on broadcast network NBC … during the entire week.


The second installment of this five-part mini-series airing at 8-10 p.m. Sundays through Easter — the first foray into scripted drama for “Survivor” creator Burnett — drew 10.8 million viewers, good for number one in its timeslot and number 11 overall for the week.




(Sneak Peek of Episode 3 at Link)

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