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HISTORY's 'The Bible' Week 3 Delivers 10.9 Million Viewers

THE BIBLE is once again the #1 show on all of television Sunday night with 10.9 million total viewers. In addition, the series garnered 4.2 million Adults 25-54 and 3.5 million Adults 18-49. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/Tvbythenumbers/~3/5gkP6Apk25g/

Did 'The Bible' compare Barack Obama to Satan? Producers respond to Glenn Beck's comments

The History Channel's highly-rated miniseries "The Bible" stirred up controversy this week when Satan made an appearance, played by Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouzaani. Many viewers took to Twitter and commented on Ouzaani's perceived resemblence to President Barack Obama. Conservative commentator Glenn Beck tweeted, "Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?" -- with "That Guy" being Beck's preferred term to reference Obama.The History Channel immediately shut down Beck's statement."HISTORY channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. HISTORY's 'The Bible' is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history," the network says in a statement. Executive producer Mark Burnett says, "This is utter nonsense. The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani, is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/did-the-bible-compare-barack-obama-to-satan-producers-respond-to-accusations.html

'The Bible': Mark Burnett talks about the Word made flesh

Sharp-eyed viewers who saw the first episode of History's ratings blockbuster "The Bible," in which patriarch Abraham (Gary Oliver) pleaded with God -- seen only in long soft-focus, from the side or from the back -- to spare the sinful city of Sodom for the sake of a few righteous men that might be living there, might be surprised when Jesus finally appears in this Sunday's two-hour episode.They may notice that the figure that Abraham was addressing looks rather like Christ, played by Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado.According to executive producer Mark Burnett, this was no accident."Let's put it this way," Burnett tells Zap2it, when asked about the resemblance, "Jesus is hidden throughout the Old Testament, and he's revealed in the New Testament. That's what we believe. Clearly, we know from the Bible that no one can physically see God, except in the physical sense, when he was Jesus, right? We know that is true."Burnett, who... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/the-bible-mark-burnett-talks-about-the-word-made-flesh.html