"The Bible" drew last night 14.8 million total viewers in United States, making it the number one cable entertainment telecast of the year, twitted History Channel.
It was also trending on Google and Twitter as the most searched and talked about topic.
“The Bible” is produced by reality TV king Mark Burnett and his wife, which first premiered on History Channel through computer-generated imagery (CGI) and live action.
Burnett, who is the man behind hit shows like “Survivor,” “The Apprentice” and “The Voice,” considers the scripted 10-hour series to be the “most important” project he has undertaken.
The epic five-week, 10 hour television mini-series retells stories from Genesis to Revelation for two hours each Sunday night, each containing two or three biblical stories. The final episode will air on Easter Sunday and will feature the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California commented on “The Bible” TV series, “I have seen probably every film made on the Bible in the last 50 years. This is by far the best one.”