Duck Dynasty in the 21 century is celebrating the yuletide season with a big fat Christmas Goose of high marks in all key demos and the show won the night, (If you can believe it) for A&E.
The Unscripted Duck Dynasty is a reality television series currently on A&E. It shows the lives of the Robertson family, which went from poverty to being wealthy due to the sales of their special brand of duck calls including the blockbuster seller Duck Commander.
Phil Robertson began the family business in a dilapidated old shed, where Robertson spent 25 years making duck calls from Louisiana cedar trees. His son Willie is now the CEO of the company. The Robertson were introduced to their fans previously What The Duck on the Outdoor Channel with the series Duck Commander and its spin-off, Buck Commander. The first season was released on iTunes and on DVD-R in July 2012.
This year’s finale was viewed by more than 6.5 million viewers to its hour-long second-season finale on Wednesday, and was A&E network’s most-watched telecast of all time. The finale episode was watched by 3.9 million adults, 18-49, 3.8 million in the 25-54 demo and an impressive 2 million adults 18-34, making it the most-watched series telecast in A&E history among all key demos.
“Duck Dynasty represents the best of A&E’s unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters,” A&E Network president Bob DeBitetto told TVFishbowl News. “It’s extremely gratifying to see more and more viewers flocking to the series week after week.”
The news, which had Dynasty top cable and broadcast fare for the night, follows a particularly stellar second season of the series, which has grown 139 percent in total viewers, year over year. It joins other cable efforts including FX’s Sons of Anarchy and AMC’s The Walking Dead in its ability to out-rate its broadcast competition this year.
The next time you want to get Ducked, with new episodes will be in early 2013 when the series returns. Duck Dynasty, is produced by Gurney Productions.
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