9.6 Million Viewers Watch A&E's 'Duck Dynasty' Season Finale

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April 25th, 2013

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via press release:

A&E’S ‘DUCK DYNASTY’ SEASON FINALE WATCHED BY A RECORD-BREAKING 9.6 MILLION VIEWERS

ONE-HOUR EPISODE BRINGS IN 5.6 MILLION ADULTS 25-54 AND 5.5 MILLION ADULTS 18-49

 

EPISODE SETS NEW NETWORK RECORDS AMONG TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49, 25-54 AND 18-34 DEMOS

 

‘DUCK DYNASTY’ POISED TO BE TELEVISION’S TOP SHOW (CABLE OR BROADCAST) WEDNESDAY NIGHT AMONG ADULTS 18-49

 

New York, NY – April 25, 2013 – A&E’s monster hit, “Duck Dynasty,” continues to break new records with the third season finale delivering an incredible 9.6 million total viewers for the one-hour episode.  The episode was also watched by an A&E record 5.6 million adults 25-54, 5.5 million adults 18-49 and 2.6 million adults 18-34, becoming the most-watched series telecast in network history among all key demos.  “Duck Dynasty’s” 4.3 national adults 18-49 rating (total US) was also 34% stronger than last night’s top broadcast show, “American Idol” (3.2 adults 18-49 rating).

 

Season three of “Duck Dynasty” averaged 8.4 million total viewers (up 95% versus season 2), 4.8 million adults 18-49 (up 92%) and 4.7 million adults 25-54 (up 81%), making it cable’s #1 non-fiction series this year, and the #2 original series overall (behind only AMC’s “Walking Dead”).

 

“Duck Dynasty” was also the most social show on television Wednesday night. According to Bluefin Labs and Trendrr.tv, the telecast had more total activity across all major social media platforms than any other series on television for the night – beating “American Idol” and “Survivor.”  More than 6 million unique visitors flocked to the “Duck Dynasty” site (www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty) and the A&E App (http://www.aetv.com/a-and-e-channel-app/) during Season 3, an all-time record for any series on A&E.

 

Production will begin shortly on the fourth season, which is slated to premiere later in 2013.  Fans will have access to unique content between seasons on AETV.com as well as Facebook (www.facebook.com/duckdynasty) and Twitter by following @DuckDynastyAE.

 

“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.

 

 
  • Melissa

    4.4 adults 18-49 rating?

  • robin

    Good lord, this is depressing.

  • Melissa

    4.3*

  • DW

    it’s great , it’s wonderful. blah blah blah. its the flavor show of the month. lets see if people are around in three – four years. or 11 like idol has.

  • Bobby Barks

    Last night’s episode was hilarious. I used to hate this show….

    …then i watched it. It’s got it’s stupid hooks in me.

  • Holly

    @DW,

    Its the flavor show of the month. lets see if people are around in three – four years. or 11 like idol has.

    Since this was it’s third season, it’s more than the flavor of the month. Will it be around in 7 seasons? Probably not, because there is a limit to how long someone not named Kardashian is willing to let a camera follow them everywhere.

  • The End

    @Holly
    @Will it be around in 7 seasons?

    Probably not. The people in these shows rightly demand pay equal to the success of their show, and in most cases get turned down flat when their demands get too high. Discovery have that problem.

    And to be honest, if your show is a hit on cable or network TV you should be paid a salary equal to what your show is worth, to a degree. Networks have to make money sure, but a level has to be reached that is fair to the network and the cast.

  • Holly

    @The End,

    That’s true too. Since they can’t just replace a judge or character, they have to pay up or cancel the show.

  • DW

    @holly. its a flavor of the month show. they are now the belle of the ball. they could be off the radar in a year.

    @ the end. a lot of these “reality” shows profit from outside ventures that the network doesn’t see anything from so dont feel to bad for either party.

  • forg

    i was not aware that this show has been on for 3 seasons I thought it just premiered this season, what a sleeper hit

  • Shepherd

    @DW

    a lot of these “reality” shows profit from outside ventures that the network doesn’t see anything from so dont[sic] feel to bad for either party

    And TV actors don’t make money off screen doing appearances, commercials etc.? I guess I just don’t see your point.

  • merrranga

    i like when shows like this get huge ratings. it’s a nice reminder just how many people in our country are blithering idiots.

    in a small way, shows like this help me understand politics…

  • Jacob

    Next year there will be a different show that becomes really popular.

  • Jayzel

    People are thirsting for shows with people they can relate to. The people in this program are normal middle Americans and that is why they are watching this and not that Leftist propaganda about the two homosexuals playing house with the propaganda title “The New Normal”. If network TV is an actual for-profit business, then they better be listening…

  • Boris

    @Jayzel

    I understand that middle America was underserved on TV for a long, long time, and that show is has a G-rated vibe, but I wish “average people” from flyover state would tune to some quality shows as well.

  • merrranga

    @jayzel yet another reminder that 50% of any population is of below median intelligence.

  • Jlopie1

    Oh, don’t be fooled by their “good ole boy, I’m a hick from the stick” persona! The Robertson’s are highly intelligent, business-savvy people who know how to play the game and promote their company and themselves! They’ve read the viewerdom pretty darn well, and know how to deliver! I agree this show won’t be around for ever, but while it’s here — long live Uncle Si!

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