History Channel's 'The Bible' a Ratings Hit

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History Channel's 'The Bible' a Ratings Hit

The new TV miniseries "The Bible" is drawing huge ratings on The History Channel, CBN News reports. The first two-hour installment attracted 14.8 million viewers -- more than any other program on Sunday. Four more episodes of "The Bible" will be broadcast each Sunday night this month. The series was produced by actress Roma Downey of "Touched by an Angel" fame and Mark Burnett, producer of reality TV shows like "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." The couple said in a statement: "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."

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