NASHVILLE (BP) -- History Channel's "The Bible" miniseries climbed back into the top slot in its third week Sunday (March 17), finishing No. 1 for the night among all broadcast and cable programs thanks to an increase in viewership.

The episode drew 10.9 million viewers, better than its previous week of 10.8 million. It bested AMC's "Walking Dead" (10.8 million) and CBS' "60 Minutes" (10.2 million).

The series was No. 1 among broadcast and cable shows in its first week but dropped to No. 3 in its second week.

Unlike most History Channel documentaries -- which generally cast a skeptical eye on the truthfulness of Scripture -- the five-part, 10-hour miniseries has placed the Bible in a more positive light. The final two episodes will be broadcast over the next two weeks, wrapping up on Easter Sunday.

Two professing Christians, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, are the executive producers.

Downey told the radio program "For Faith & Family" that the "intention of making this series was to glorify God."

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