Critics and public disagree about History Channel's The Bible

Robert K. Wilcox
Once again, critics appear to be at odds with the public when it comes to popular entertainment. Sunday's debut of The History Channel's series The Bible achieved record ratings. David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun writes: The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett might be a little over the top: "Today, more people are discussing God's chosen people -- Moses and Abraham -- in one day than ever before," Downey and Burnett are quoted as saying in a History Channel statement.  Still, you have to be impressed by the numbers. Here's the release: 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 8-10pm premiere 13.1 million total viewers flocked to THE BIBLE, including 4.6 million Adults...(Read Full Post)

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