GSN’s prayers have been answered. Last night’s premiere of the network’s The American Bible Challenge has delivered GSN the highest viewership in its 17-year history. The 8 PM Jeff Foxworthy-host show brought in 1.7 million total viewers. With 1.2 million viewers, the previous GSN record holder was the March 2003 documentary Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal. Gaining in the triple digits from its Family Feud lead in, American Bible Challenge helped give GSN a total viewership of 2.3 million last night, another record for the network. The show pits 18 teams of three contestants against each other in their knowledge of the Good Book. The teams compete for money to help support their respective faith communities and charities like the American Cancer Society. The American Bible Challenge is executive produced by Who Wants To Be A Millionaire executive producer Michael Davies of Embassy Row and Tom Forman of RelativityREAL. Consultant producers are Nick Stuart and Maura Dunbar of Odyssey Networks, the country’s largest multi-faith media coalition. Jeff Foxworthy also serves as producer with J.P. Williams and Jennifer Novak also executive producing.
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