via press release:
HISTORY’S THE BIBLE WEEK 4
DELIVERS 10.3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
HISTORY #1 IN ALL OF TELEVISION FROM 8-10PM
SERIES CULMINATING ON EASTER
New York, NY, March 26, 2013 – Week four of HISTORY’s THE BIBLE series continues to deliver blockbuster ratings for the network. THE BIBLE commanded HISTORY as #1 in all of television from 8-10pm, with 10.3 million total viewers. In addition, the series garnered 3.9 million Adults 25-54 and 3.4 million Adults 18-49.
Upcoming on THE BIBLE:
Sunday, March 31 (8:00pm-10:00pm ET) “Passion” – SERIES FINALE
Easter Sunday episodes will show the crucifixion and the Resurrection of Jesus through Ascension, Pentecost and Revelation. During this last episode, Peter denies Jesus and Judas hangs himself; the crowd clamors for Jesus’ death; Jesus is crucified, but when Mary Magdalene goes to his tomb, a figure walks towards her – he is back; Jesus commissions the disciples to “go and preach to all creation,” but their godly mission meets with hatred and even death; Paul has a vision and experiences a miraculous change of faith on a journey to Damascus; John receives a revelation – Jesus is coming back, and all who keep the faith will be rewarded.
THE BIBLE was created and executive produced by renowned producer Mark Burnett (, , , ) and Roma Downey (Touched by an Angel). The series, a landmark television event, combines one of the greatest collections of stories ever assembled with live action and state-of-the-art CGI. The series is narrated by Emmy award-winning actor/vocalist Keith David (Mr & Mrs Smith; Platoon; Crash) and features a musical score by the world renowned Grammy and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. In April, THE BIBLE series will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD with hours of exclusive special features and extras making it a must-own for every home. A book series by Mark and Roma is currently available in stores.
Leading the outstanding international cast is Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and series’ co-executive producer Roma Downey, who plays Mother Mary. Joining her are Portuguese TV star Diogo Morgado as Jesus, as well as an array of acclaimed UK-based actors including Sean Teale (Skins), David Rintoul (The Iron Lady, My Week with Marilyn), Amber Rose Revah (), Peter Guinness (an accomplished long time film/theatre actor), Greg Hicks (one of the UK’s best-known Shakespearean actors), and Simon Kunz ( and a Funeral, Parent Trap, Matchpoint).
THE BIBLE series is produced for HISTORY by Lightworkers Media and Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. Executive Producers are Mark Burnett, Roma Downey and Richard Bedser. Executive Producers for HISTORY are Dirk Hoogstra and Julian P. Hobbs. THE BIBLE is distributed by One Three Media, Inc.