Skip to comments.History Channel's surprise hit The Bible tops American Idol in ratings with 13.1 million viewers
Posted on 03/18/2013 1:06:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
It's the David and Goliath of television: an obscure religious miniseries has beaten television's former top show in the ratings.
The premier of the History Channel's The Bible attracted 13.1 million viewers, topping American Idol's 12.8 million viewers on Wednesday of the same week.
The ratings have confounded Hollywood's biggest decision-makers. Overt religious programming can be a notorious tough sell to the public, while American Idol has dominated television for the past eight seasons.
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Tastes are changing? History Channel's The Bible beat American Idol in the ratings last week, drawing in 13.1 million viewers
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I can see why the networks have trouble selling it to the public. The History Channel however has a more even handed track record. If any of the Big 3 had a religious every character would be gay pedophiles taking Zanax.
Yes it is short snippets. Yes it strives to be all inclusive on the race. Yes the devil looks like Obama (doubt they meant to do that).
Still, it is a great starting point for conversation. A place to start the process, not an end.
Which is the great value of this series. It talks to the people today. The same who are only able to concentrate on things in small bites. The ones who grew up with movies like “Gladiator”, and know when you say “they sacked the city” it doesn't mean a polite outing.
It is like one of my child's "Jesus Movies" for adults. It isn't meant to be the end of the study of God, but the beginning.
God Bless AMERICA!!
I read the book and know how it ends!
Unfortunately, IDOL, is still a top-5 show isn’t it?
>>The about-turn is evidence again that Idol is just not the ratings juggernaut it once, while also pointing to an opportunity for networks to capitalise on the largely untapped religious genre.
It isn’t just the religious genre. It’s the largely untapped “shows that aren’t crap” genre!
>>God Bless AMERICA!!
>>I read the book and know how it ends!
Then you know that He doesn’t bless the America of child sacrifices, sexual immorality, idolatry, and the Mark of Obamacare.
Makes perfect sense. After all, we are not supposed to worship idols.
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seems there’s is an underlying thirst here.
Where’s the next Ronald Reagan ?
“If any of the Big 3 had a religious every character would be gay pedophiles taking Zanax.”
“Maybe some people have reached the saturation point with mindless diversion, gaudy glitz and stupefying sameness!”
Not sure which one of you two wins the prize (if there was one), but you have nailed it!
Currently, "Justified" sums it up for the only thing other than Netflix that gets watched in our house. I add in MotoGP and NFL games when in season.
I have never watched Idol, ever. I must really be out of the main stream!
And who is that creature they have as a judge?
The only thing that is PERFECTLY clear after watching the first few shows is why on earth do we put so much stock, faith, effort, money into supporting “leaders” of any stripe?
A strong case can be made, thanks to history, that government is a tool of the devil. As Lord Acton said; Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts absolutely.
How much evil, death and destruction do governments and their leaders have to inflict on us before we play the BS card when someone tries to scare us with the anarchy card?
It seems assured that there will always be evil people and they will do evil things but once given the power of government their evil is multiplied hundreds/thousands/millions of times.
Governments are just like fire, a helpful and needed tool when small but, a horrendous and deadly master once they become large and they ALWAYS do.
The Founders warned us but thanks to public schools, media, lawyers the brilliance of the Founders has been tarnished.
They have several judges I think
The next obvious step is to target the advertisers: What themes do we want to influence our culture?
Hey YO, Nikki Minaj SUUUUCKKKS yo!
Yo, Mariah, you are an air head, babe, yo.
Randy Yo Jackson, stop saying yo, dude. It doesn’t make you look cool, it makes you look stupid.
All the guys sing like little pussies. What the Hell ever happened to metal..
The girls are ok, I suppose, but they mostly all sound the same.
YO, Nikki Minaj SUCKS, YO!
Sorry, I was not clear,
God Bless America 13.1 million viewers!