History's 'The Bible' Sets Home-Video Sales Record
As it turns out people are flocking to the History miniseries "The Bible" in home-video format too.
The miniseries, produced by "Survivor" boss Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, did big business in its first week of home-video sales, setting a five-year record for DVD sales in the TV category and becoming the top-selling TV miniseries of all time in Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD.
All told, "The Bible" sold 525,000 units in its first week of release, topping digital stores such as iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, Xbox, PlayStation, CinemaNow, and GooglePlay.
"The Bible" drew semi-miraculous numbers with its premiere episode on History in March, racking up 13.1 million total viewers -- a little shy of the 14.3 million that the finale of the network's "Hatfields & McCoys" drew last year. Subsequent episodes saw the ratings cool slightly but the finale of "The Bible" on Easter Sunday still pulled in an impressive 11.7 million total viewers.