The Bible Miniseries has many people watching. Some have been inspired. Others have been annoyed. The twitterfeed is an actual smorgasborad of differing opinions ranging from absolute love to complete loathing.
“The Bible” has begotten some pretty divine ratings. The first night it beat out everything else on TV. Not since Cecile B DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” has there been quite as much Biblical buzz in Hollywood. This weekend Glenn Beck started a near riot with his tweet.
Beck pointed out the eerie similarity , tweeting, ‘Anyone else think the Devil in #TheBible Sunday on History Channel looks exactly like That Guy?’
Here is the actual tweet:
The unfortunate incident bares comparison with HBO’s infamous inclusion of a fake George W. Bush head impaled onto a stick during the background of a Season 1 Game of Thrones episode. When the incident went viral, the network announced it was pulling the offending episode – from its rotation, freezing shipments of DVD box sets and halting sales on iTunes until the embarrassing blunder had been fixed.
According to the latest Nielsen ratings, Sunday night’s telecast of The Bible, produced by husband-and-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey for basic cable’s History channel, drew 10.8 million viewers, good for number one in its timeslot and number 11 overall for the week. Part one the week before amassed an audience of 13.1 million viewers, cable’s largest of the year.
Glenn should have said nothing. Period.
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