The History Channel said the premiere of “The Bible” attracted 14.8 million viewers. The first two-hour installment aired Sunday.
Four more episodes of the miniseries will be broadcast each Sunday night this month.
The series was produced by actress Roma Downey, of “Touched by an Angel” fame, and Mark Burnett, producer of reality TV shows like “Survivor” and “The Amazing Race.”
“We’ve been working on this project for the past four years now, and are deeply honored to be given this once in a generation opportunity to breathe new visual life into the Bible’s profound stories,” the couple says in a statement.