Bible readers like us have known for years that the greatest book is full of drama. From Adam and Eve to Jesus on the cross to Jesus triumphant at the end, it is a long love story between God and humankind stretching across thousands of years. So, it's not a big shock that the History Channel's new mini-series "The Bible" is getting big ratings.
The miniseries' two-hour cable network premiere was seen by 13.1 million viewers and scored a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's more viewers and a higher demo rating than any show on the major broadcast networks last night and ranks as cable's most-watched entertainment telecast this year. If you include the show's repeat, the viewership rises to 14.8 million for the night.
I haven't seen the show yet, so I can't say whether or not I'd recommend it to quizzers. But it is nice to see the Bible getting the respect it deserves as the greatest story every told.