History's ‘The Bible’ Sets Home-Video Sales Record

History's 'The Bible' Sets Home-Video Sales Record

"The Bible" moves 525,000 units in its first week of release

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.

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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.