'The Bible' Miniseries on History Channel Is a Hit

More than 13 million people tuned in to see the first episode of the retelling of the Bible.
2:21 | 03/11/13

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the latest on "the bible." The history channel series scoring blockbuster ratings. The producers now saying there were miracles on the set. It took a leap of faith to get in on to tv. But now, it's under the into solid gold. God warned me. He told me to build a boat. Reporter: It has floods, plagues, and romance. This is wrong. Reporter: This morning, "the bible" once called the greatest story ever told has some of the best ratings on cable. This is not your grandfather's bible. Everyone seems to be good looking. Big production values. Reporter: The epic, ten-party series that airs through easter is now being flooded with viewers. 13 million on the first night alone. The most watched entertainment program on cable. Among the show's faithful follower, celebrities like lisa rinna, oprah winfrey and l.L. Cool j. One of the series featured songs, performed by cee lo green is giving the old book a new attitude. The making of this tv juggernaut is something of a david and goliath story of its own. Mark burnett, and his wife, actress roma downey recently told elizabeth they filmed with a limited budget. How can you spend only $20 million? Miracles to life on the screen. Reporter: Miracles behind the scene, too. At one point, the actor playing jesus read the line, the holy spirit like the wind. That moment, a wind almost blew is set over and sustained for 20 seconds across the dessert. Everyone looked at each other like, what just happened? The series is a god send for the once struggling history channel. If you're one of the few who hasn't tuned in to see it, it's not too late yet. Part three airs next sunday night. And the confessions of cindy crawford coming up.

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