'Duck Dynasty' Becomes A&E's #1 Telecast Ever and the #1 Nonfiction Series on Cable This Year

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February 28th, 2013

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via press release:

'DUCK DYNASTY' BECOMES A&E'S #1 TELECAST EVER AND THE #1 NONFICTION SERIES ON CABLE THIS YEAR

SEASON THREE PREMIERE BRINGS IN A WHOPPING 8.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES ALSO SHATTERED NETWORK RECORDS AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND 25-54 DEMOS

New York, NY - February 28, 2013 - Fans of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" flocked together for an historic Wednesday night to make the back-to-back season three premiere episodes the network's most-watched telecasts of all time among all key demos, including total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

The 10PM episode garnered 8.6 million total viewers as well as 5.0 million adults 18-49 and 5.0 million adults 25-54. For the hour, Duck Dynasty averaged 8.6 million total viewers, 5.0 million adults 18-49 and 4.9 million adults 25-54, making both episodes the two most-watched series telecasts in network history among all key demos.

"Duck Dynasty" has become the #1 nonfiction series on cable in 2013. The Season three premiere grew by 132% in total viewers, 117% in adults 25-54 and 127% in adults 18-49 versus the season two premiere.

"Duck Dynasty" was also the most social show on television Wednesday night. According to Trendrr.TV, Blufin Labs and Social Guide, the series had more total activity across all major social media platforms than any other telecast on television for the night, with both episodes ranking #1 and #2 ahead of "American Idol." AETV.com also witnessed the best day ever for page views and video views as fans gathered online to check out additional "Duck Dynasty" content.

New episodes of "Duck Dynasty" air Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT.

"Duck Dynasty" is produced for A&E Networks by Gurney Productions. Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer.

 
  • silvit

    :cry: :cry:

    Why, oh why? (Even if I saw this coming)

  • silvit

    USA and TNT shows are put to shame. it’s clear the problem is not cable, it’s the stale shows.

  • bluelp85

    I have been forced to watch a few of these and have to agree, why? I seriously don’t get the appeal, then again I didn’t get Jersey Shore, Real Housewives, and Kardashians appeal as well. The only thing I ask of A&E is that they continue with Hoarders…I need more cleaning inspiration.

  • THE OLD MAN

    The real American Horror Story

  • Samuel

    Awesome! Finally a class act like the Robertson family (unlike the Kartrashians) are getting their share of the spotlight! Very well-deserved.

  • Kent Baker

    Wow, what a joke. Typical Americans watching people they can identify with.

  • TV Gord

    Should they be kissing Jimmy Kimmel’s feet?

  • snoot

    Best show on TV!!! Family friendly TV at it’s finest and it’s hilarious!! Lol @ the haters. Duck Dynasty FTW!!!!

  • Joan

    This show is about family, faith and freedom. They are obviously a close family that enjoys and respects one another. Each of them have been married for many years to their wonderful wives. They talk about, learn and live their faith. They worked hard to take a small, family business to a multi-million dollar company. They did it on their own with no help. They pursue their God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They own guns and use them responsibility. They hunt and consume what they kill. They pray together as a family and it is featured on their show. Perhaps this show is so popular because this is what America once was and those of us who love America and this show know it. Get back to your roots America!

  • John

    @Kent

    “Wow, what a joke. Typical Americans watching people they can identify with.”

    I have no problem identifying with college-educated, hard-working Americans who went from poverty to vast wealth based on their own hard work.

  • John

    @The Old Man

    “The real American Horror Story”

    Spoken like someone who has never seen the show and judges a book (show) by it’s cover.

  • John

    @silvit

    “Why, oh why?”

    You’re asking why a family-friendly show with no sex, nudity and cussing is popular with the American people? Really?

  • Wendy

    @John

    “I have no problem identifying with college-educated, hard-working Americans who went from poverty to vast wealth based on their own hard work.”

    Exactly! So many would rather celebrate vapid trash than a solid family who works hard and plays hard, and does it all without anything sordid.

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