The CNN Belief blog reported that the two-hour conclusion to The Bible miniseries on the History Channel resulted in almost as many viewers as its premiere, which set records for the network at more than 13 million watching. The concluding episode, airing on Easter Sunday, had 11.7 million viewers in its first showing, featuring the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. The episode ran against stiff competition, including the season finale of The Walking Dead on AMC and the premiere of Game of Thrones on HBO. The final showing of The Bible later that night did even better with 12.3 million viewers.
The Christian Post reported that the premiere of The Bible miniseries, which was produced by Mark Burnett of Survivor and wife Roma Downey of Touched by an Angel, was the number one scripted program on television for Sunday night, as well as the most watched entertainment television show for 2013.
The series is available on DVD and learn more about the available church resources here.