The Walking Dead and The Bible were the two most watched shows on TV on Sunday, March 10. What is impressive about this feat is that both shows are cable broadcasts, The Walking Dead on AMC and The Bible on History, and they trounced all the network offerings.
The Walking Dead took first place with 11.5 million viewers while The Bible took second with 10.8 million. Of course, The Walking Dead (see our review here) is based on a book about the dead rising to feast on the living while The Bible (see our review here) includes the tale of a man rising from the dead to save the living.
In the Bible, there is scripture in Zechariah (14:12-13) that reads that the Lord will send a plague upon the nations that fought against Jerusalem where “people will become like walking corpses, their flesh rotting away. Their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths. On that day they will be terrified, stricken by the LORD with great panic. They will fight their neighbors hand to hand.”
Then you have scripture from Matthew 27:51-53 where “the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
Maybe these two shows aren’t that different after all.
Vikings (see our review here) followed The Bible and finished the night with 4.6 million viewers while The Talking Dead brought in 3.4 million viewers.