Mark Burnett

Channel 5 believes in The Bible

Channel 5 has acquired hit US miniseries The Bible. The UK free-to-air broadcaster has bought the series from One Three Media, the commercial arm of Mark Burnett’s production company, which makes the show. The miniseries was a huge hit in the US, generating ratings of over ten million per episode in its Sunday evening slot […]

The Bible gets 11.7 million for finale

The concluding episode of History’s biblical miniseries The Bible pulled in 11.7 million viewers, 3.8 million of which were in the coveted 18-49 demo. The Mark Burnett-produced series has generated big numbers for History and the final episode, which showed the resurrection of Jesus and went out on Easter Sunday, means the show averaged 11.4 […]

Talpa USA raids Endemol and Mark Burnett for senior staff

Talpa hired several new staff, poaching executives from Endemol and Mark Burnett’s One Three Media. The US arm of John de Mol’s company is staffing up embarking on a major push into the US market off the back of after winning several programme orders. Monica Stock joins as VP of production having worked on 13 seasons […]

SVT buying spree includes The Bible and Bates Motel

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has acquired mega-hit miniseries The Bible. It has picked up the Mark Burnett-produced show amid a raft of drama acquisitions. The five-part series has generated consistently huge ratings on US cable network History and is distributed by Burnett’s One Three Media. SVT has also bought Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which […]

The Bible beats The Walking Dead in epic ratings battle

The latest instalment of The Bible on History narrowly edged out The Walking Dead on AMC as both once again recorded over ten million viewers and were the top shows across US television on the night. Both series have set a new benchmark for cable TV ratings in the US, regularly beating out competition from […]

The Walking Dead trumps The Bible; both beat the networks

The Walking Dead and The Bible were the most-watched shows on US TV on Sunday with the cable ratings juggernauts beating all of the broadcast networks in their timeslots. Both the zombie series and the biblical story recorded stellar numbers, as did Vikings, which was the third most-watched show on cable. The Walking Dead won […]

The Bible and Vikings deliver epic ratings for History

US cable network History said its Mark Burnett-produced series The Bible delivered 14.8 million viewers through launch night and 13.1 million in its 8-10pm Sunday night slot. Another big ticket launch, scripted series Vikings, registered 6.2 million viewers straight after The Bible, giving History a huge ratings night. The Bible’s 14.8 million viewers over the […]

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