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Duck Dynasty Finale Breaks A&E Ratings Record With 9.6 Million Viewers

April 25, 2013 04:33 PM by Donna W. Martin

The Robertson’s went to Hawaii on the season three finale of Duck Dynasty, which aired on A&E Apr. 24. And boy was it ever a hit in the ratings! The show broke the ratings record scoring 9.6 million viewers on the Wednesday night finale! Keep reading for more details.

For the season three finale, headman Willie wanted to surprise his family with a trip to Hawaii. But Willie ended up being the one who was in for a surprise. What happened? His luggage never made it on the plane. Uh-oh! And not only that, he wanted his family to follow an itinerary but that wasn’t happening and most of them were left to do their own thing.

According to the Huffington Post, the Duck Dynasty season three finale was the most watched show in A&E’s history across all rating demographics setting records with “5.6 million adults in the 25-54 demographic, 5.5 million adults in the 18-49 demo and 2.6 million adults in the 18-34 demo.”

And get this…Duck Dynasty even beat out American Idol by 34 percent on Wednesday night scoring a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic compared to American Idol with a 3.2 rating.

Season four of Duck Dynasty is set to begin production soon and will premiere later in 2013.

Were you one of the 9.6 million people who watched the Duck Dynasty finale? If so, what did you think? Was it all you thought it would be? And are you looking forward to a new season? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it so sound off in the comments section below and let us know.

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4 Responses to “Duck Dynasty Finale Breaks A&E Ratings Record With 9.6 Million Viewers”

  1. Brad Benedict Says:
    April 26th, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Could not watch it due to 1000 PM time slot
    Watch episodes on regular basis
    Whole family 13-54 yrs of age
    show is great “jack”
    Looking forward to season 4 “happy happy happy”

  2. judy payne Says:
    April 26th, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Couldn’t watch the show because of 10:00 time slot, but we tevoed it. LOVE this show. Daughter and son-in-law (33 years old)introduced my husband and me to the show and we record all episodes and watch all the time now.
    We are in the 60 years demographic.

  3. carol johnson Says:
    May 19th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I hate reruns will not watch a show already watch but I will watch duck dynasty over and over super show

  4. Ty Slothrop Says:
    May 24th, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Who are the braindead morons who watch this crap?


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