• Biggest Cable Ratings of 2013 is….

    by  • March 9, 2013 • Cable Choice, Television • 0 Comments

    The Bible, History Channel’s new mini-series which is airing every Sunday night in March, has proven to be a smashing success, gaining one of the largest viewership numbers of any cable program premiere. The first two episodes last Sunday night drew nearly 15 million viewers – a number far outstripping that of other supposed cable “successes” like the ultra-violent and gory The Walking Dead.

    Hollywood’s trade press was flabbergasted at the news that that The Bible had outdrawn all of the entertainment industry’s usual sex-slathered, hyper-violent, and profane “serious dramas.” But this stands as proof positive of what survey after survey have said time and again: the vast majority of viewers want family-friendly programs they can watch with their children. When will Hollywood start providing it?








    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

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