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History Channel: "Vikings", "The Bible" - breaking Walking Dead records.

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    "The Bible" is a ten part mini series that premiered as the highest rated cable telecast of 2013.
    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...le-entertainment-telecast-of-the-year/171878/

    "Vikings" is History Channels first scripted show and premiered as the highest rated Cable TV show of 2013 (unlikely to be topped).

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/20...-3-million-total-viewers-on-the-night/171885/



    I am going to wait to watch The Bible all in one shot when it wraps up as it is a mini series but with Vikings so intriguing and now a monster hit I might jump in next Sunday.
  2. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Any show can have great launch numbers if promoted enough. Only good shows with good story lines hang around.

    That said, "The Bible" is a mini-series and any records it breaks are irrelevant to The Walking Dead.

    As for Vikings .. get back to me *if* it makes it three seasons.

    /reality
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have seen both shows and enjoyed them.
  4. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I plan to watch both as well as they both sound very interesting.

    /reality
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    They are if you are into history or the bible then it is very entertaining.
  6. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    That is why I am so excited about these shows. Love my history.
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I find it more interesting now than when I was in school. Hard to learn from a monotone voice in a class room who bores you to tears.
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Is it replaying the 1st night this week at all?
  9. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I love watching shows and documentaries about history, especially those produced in the last few years. As I said earlier today in another thread on another topic, I am very glad to see cable channels starting to produce high quality shows and alternatives to the major networks. I root for shows I even do not care for on cable channels because I really want to see more players and more options in the prime time market.

    /reality
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Don't know about the Bible...hope so as I missed the first one.

    The Vikings show should be playing again. Started on Sunday night but they had 2-3 showings of it that night and a couple showings of it on Monday night as well.

    So you should be able to find it on demand (if you have cable and they support that). Or you should be able to set it to record on your DVR (if you have a version of the DVR).

    The Viking show was kind of cool. Still early and I think the viking Chieftan looked miscast but who knows maybe he will grow into it.

    There was a cool part on the battle field with the black birds though... won't ruin it with spoilers but it is in the first few minutes of the episode.
  11. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I have UVerse (don't get me started), so set the DVR for future shows and try to catch 1st round too.
  12. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Just don't treat anything you see on the History Channel as being particularly accurate. Entertaining yes; but not edcuational unless you want revisionist history unsupported by actual facts. The Bible of course is one thing; and the Vikings are an interesting dramedy
  13. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    http://www.history.com/shows/vikings

    Think you can watch the first episode online.
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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  15. jnday

    jnday Well-Known Member

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    From what I have read, the Vikings series will be based as close as possible to historical facts . Of course nobody knows about the conversations between historical figures, but they tried to keep the story close to the written history . I love these type of shows. They picked a good topic IMO.
  16. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Yes, .. keep this in mind as you watch the Bible on the History Ch.
  17. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Whose written history? Do some research on some of the History Channel programs and you will not like what you find.

    I learned this over 10 years ago when they did a program on Pershing and got a lot of so called facts wrong. Looked at the researchers they chose for the program and EVERY ONE of them were noted as very biased critics of Pershing. So keep that in mind. HC is Hollywood and they really could care less about facts; its all bottom line and money making.
  18. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I really like the History Channel but agree that they can get derailed at times regarding the facts.

    It really does depend on who the main contibutors were.
  19. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. Thing about history it depends on how you view it and from what perspective. I'm sure history of Hitler would have been very different had Germany won the war. :laugh2:
  20. NorthTexan95

    NorthTexan95 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. The History Channel really needs to rename themselves.

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