Faith, Media & Culture

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

The Bible vs. The Walking DeadFrom The Wrap: History’s miniseries “The Bible” ended with a bang on Easter Sunday — but it was no match for the zombies of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which also aired its season finale Sunday. The “Bible” finale drew 11.7 million total viewers — an impressive number, but it still couldn’t catch “The Walking Dead,” which amassed 12.4 million total viewers…Sunday’s “The Bible” finale also drew 3.8 million viewers in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic — a 12 percent boost over last week. And in head-to-head competition with “The Walking Dead” during their common 9 to 10 p.m. hour, “The Bible” actually edged out “The Walking Dead,” averaging 12.33 million total viewers, compared to the 12.29 million that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” averaged in the time period.
Comment: Talk about burying the lead. That last sentence should have been the first.  One can only hope that TV executives will finally open their eyes take note of these numbers. The Bible, BTW, is available on Blu-ray and DVD today.

Here’s producer Roma Downey talking about the extraordinary success of The Bible miniseries with Sean Hannity.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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