"The Bible" miniseries continues to top the charts on The History Channel, leaving Hollywood and the mainstream media baffled.
On Monday, Michael Hogan, editor of The Huffington Post, told "CBS This Morning" that biblical films haven't been successful in decades.
But "The Bible" series' success appears to back up Executive Producer Mark Burnett's recent comments that critics "don't matter."
"If the TV critics were so good, they've be making TV themselves, wouldn't they?" Burnett told CBS.
Burnett also said making "The Bible" was a "spiritual," not a commercial calling, and has been, for him, "such a growth, and maybe that's the biggest blessing of all."
Nearly 13 million viewers watched the series premier.
Burnett's wife and co-executive producer Roma Downey said the miniseries was "God's idea placed in my heart."