Bible Challenge sets Game Show Network record

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, teams from across America attract biggest audience in network's 17-year history with Scripture trivia

Defying skeptics and attracting TV viewers yearning for inspiration, the premiere episode of Jeff Foxworthy’s American Bible Challenge game show shattered all records for the Game Show Network. 

Foxworthy and Tnursday night's stars "Team Minnie’s Food Pantry"

“GSN’s highly anticipated original series garnered the network’s highest delivery in its 17-year history with 2.3 million total viewers for the night and 1.7 million total viewers for its series premiere at 8 pm ET on Thursday,” reported the TV News Desk of the industry website Broadway World.  

“Thursday night’s premiere was a mega-hit debuting as the #1 program on GSN — EVER!” reported a GSN spokesperson.

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The show, hosted by the folksy Foxworthy, outperformed GSN’s previous record by over half a million viewers and “solidified itself as a destination program by posting triple digit gains from its strong lead-in across all demos,” reported GSN in network jargon. Compared to other shows it its time slot, the original series ranked among the Top 5 cable networks in total viewers, women 25-54 and viewers 25-54 in its time period.

“The best-selling book of all time is now GSN’s most viewed program of all time, which proves that consumers are yearning for fun, family- friendly entertainment,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, the network’s executive vice president of programming and development.  “We are incredibly proud of this show and are happy that it connected with so many viewers. This Bible-based show is a first, and we expect not the last, for mainstream television. 

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