Morgan Freeman from "The Story of God with Morgan Freeman" airing on the National Geographic Channel.

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National Geographic Channel’s premiere of “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” set record ratings for the network.

With Live+3 ratings showing 3.5 million total viewers tuned into the miniseries’ premiere, “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” marked the fourth most-watched telecast of all time for the NGC US network and its highest total viewership in 2016 to date.

The premiere aired Sunday, April 3, “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Beyond Death.” In episode one, Freeman explored the afterlife: how beliefs in the afterlife developed, how our reaction to the afterlife changed the way we live, and the rapid advances science is making for a “digital resurrection.” The episode garnered a 3.0 HH rating and 1.1 P25-54 (Live +3).

“The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” show site ( generated 800,000 page views leading up to its premiere, resulting in the best night for and likewise giving the network its best-performing digital show extension to date.

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