Skip to comments.“TEN COMMANDMENTS” SCORES (Old Charlton Heston Movie top rated show on Sunday Night)
Posted on 04/21/2014 7:00:14 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
On Easter Sunday night, more Americans watched The Ten Commandments on ABC than any other show, even allowing for the fact that the audience was not as big as last years. What was most telling was how it creamed the religious fare shown on the Travel Channel and the Science Channel.
The Travel Channel gave us Greatest Mysteries: Holy Land, a one-hour presentation that took the viewer on a rambling ride through hidden rooms and caves looking for the Holy Grail; a guest appearance by Heinrich Himmler, head of the Nazi SS, rounded out the first segment. The Shroud of Turin was featured in the second segment: the audience was asked to consider whether the cloths impression was the face of Leonardo da Vinci. Another segment speculated on whether there is a hidden code and cipher in the Torah. Finally, we learned that Judas, who betrayed Jesus, was actually his best buddy.
The Science Channel gave us two programs. The first explored why nefarious Church leaders sought to suppress some non-canonical gospels. Predictably, the Gospel of Mary posits that the male-dominated Church did not want to deal with a woman (who may have been the leader of the apostles!). The second program called into question many biblical accounts of Christs birth, death, and resurrection.
It is striking that a Christian-themed entertainment movie offers a more accurate historical account of the Bible than programs that purport to be scientific. Unfortunately, what passes as scientific these days is often more sci-fi than real, more myth than fact, and more idle speculation than collected data.
It only goes to show that the average American is a lot smarter than the elites who seek to manipulate them.
I remember the entire country grade/elementary school I went to in 1956 going to the local movie house for a day time showing of the Ten Commandments. That would have been about 80 of us in grades 1-8 along with our teachers and some of our parents. Back in Indiana.
Seymour, In, Ten Commandments and Ben Hur. My Catholic school walked that same walk from school to the theater.
I watched it on Saturday night on ABC not Easter Sunday night
Thanks for the ping. I didn’t see it this time, but I love The Ten Commandments and hope it wasn’t full of commercials.
It still raises the hair on my neck when Moses (Heston) turns to the Red Sea and bellows “Behold His mighty hand!” and raises his arms.
And after God has laid the smack down on Pharaoh’s army, how he goes to kill Nefertiri, but can’t...and then utters the payoff line of the whole film...
“His God...IS God.”
I don’t watch much TV anymore, so I had no idea it was on, otherwise I’d have been watching.
That, and the pillar of fire scared me then, and now.
I’m going to get it on DVD and watch it again.
Yep, Bill Donahue got excited and obviously no one proofread the article.
I got the blu ray box set a while ago. Excellent. Wish I could share it with you.
It was on here Saturday night, too.
On ABC will mean plenty of commercials. You’ll have to wait for it to be on Turner Classic Movies for full length with no interruptions.
When I was a kid the image of the Angel of Death creeping down the streets was impressive. I still think it is awesome. The Red Sea parting is awe inspiring as well.
I’m glad Turner Classic runs it with no commercials.