1 million copies of 'The Bible' television series have been sold

June 27, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- The 10-part miniseries, "The Bible," reached a new milestone Thursday with 1 million units sold across Blu-ray, DVD and DigitalHD, its U.S. producers said.

During its run, "The Bible" propelled the History channel to No. 1 in all of television from 8-10 p.m. Sunday nights, with a total of more than 100 million viewers.

"The Bible" series will air internationally later this year, followed by its international home entertainment release.

"We are thrilled that 'The Bible' series continues to be enjoyed by millions across the country. The response to the series on television was overwhelming and clearly families are now wanting to own the DVD and enjoy it with family and friends," co-executive producers, husband and wife team Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, said in a statement Thursday. "There are many people that are gifting it to others to share the good news far and wide. 'The Bible' series is fast becoming a national treasure, and next we roll it out around the world."

"Millions of people embraced 'The Bible,' not only making it the television event of the year but also bringing it to unprecedented success with the home entertainment release in the United States," said Mary Daily, president and chief marketing officer of worldwide marketing for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. "We are excited about introducing this project to millions more as we launch internationally later this year."

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