'Duck Dynasty Christmas Special' Delivers 8.9 Million Viewers, 4.5 Million Adults 18-49 on A&E

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December 12th, 2013

Duck Dynasty Christmas Special 1

via press release:





Double Digit Increases from Last Year’s Holiday Special


Season Five of Mega-Hit Unscripted Series to Premiere January 15


NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 12, 2013 – 8.9 million Total Viewers joined the holiday festivities with The Robertson Family last night during A&E’s one-hour Duck Dynasty Christmas Special, calling in a +37% jump from the program’s holiday special last year.  In its 10pm time period, the special also averaged 4.6 million Adults 25-54 viewers (+21%) and 4.5 million Adults 18-49 viewers (+15%), according to Fast Nielsen Ratings.


Season five of Duck Dynasty is set to premiere on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, with back-to-back episodes at 10:00 and 10:30PM ET/PT.


Season four of Duck Dynasty burst out of the gate, premiering to 11.8 total million viewers in August 2013, making it the #1 nonfiction series telecast in cable history and the series’ best season ever.  America has fallen in love with the bearded, camo-clad Robertson family, who have become a cultural phenomenon in less than two years.


In season five, new characters are introduced to the loveable Robertson family dynamic.  Rebecca, Willie and Korie’s foster daughter returns from college in Los Angeles and adjusts to life in Monroe, Louisiana.  Meanwhile, Willie’s growing business and new ventures aren’t slowing down and he’s in need of an assistant.  As usual, there’s always one more family member in need of a job at Duck Commander.


Duck Dynasty is produced for A&E Network by Gurney Productions.  Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney.  The executive producer for A&E is Lily Neumeyer.


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  • Hardline_Pro

    I wonder if this did a damper on American Horror Story’s ratings last night…

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  • Patrick Ausgewahlt

    Looks like it tied Modern Family for the top spot of the night

  • charlie

    Yuck why???

  • richard

    what is this show about? I see on this site that it often scores very highly in the ratings.

  • Shepherd

    3.6 isn’t bad. I had no idea DD had a special on last night. I wondered why Nashville took a hit.

  • Jim

    There are 8.9 million Americans who need to be put down immediately.

  • Samuel

    I don’t understand how anyone CAN’T like them. They aren’t rude or inappropriate, just good family fun. Go DD!

  • Ben

    Anyone who rips on this show has either never watched a full episode or has a strong dislike for family and Christianity.

  • Roger

    @Ben, no – anyone who rips on this show doesn’t like dumb rich idiot hicks. The show is so stupid and the lowest common denominator on any medium.

  • iSayso

    @#$% &*#, America!

  • snoot

    Sounds like old Roger dodger is jealous of some dumb, rich, idiot, hicks. Merry Christmas Roger! Quack quack!

  • Mike

    Some of the comments you see in threads about this show just proves what a snobbish and judgemental society we live in. If you can’t find something to judge someone on or make fun of them about then just do it over what they watch on TV.

    If you don’t like a show fine….don’t watch it. It’s not as if at the same time there isn’t 100 other choices of something to watch. Turn the channel and live and let live.

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