Duck Dynasty, Alan Robertson

A&E

If you ask someone what they were doing last night, chances are the answer is: "watching Duck Dynasty." Because based on the astounding ratings it drew, everyone was tuning in to catch up with the Robertson family.

A&E's reality hit brought in 11.8 million viewers for the season-four premiere, making it cable's most-watched nonfiction telecast to date. That's over 2 million more viewers than the season-three finale, which nabbed  9.6 million viewers and at the time set a ratings record for the network.

In the coveted adults 18-49 demo, Duck Dynasty brought in 6.3 million pairs of eyes. In case the points hasn't come across yet, this show about a family who made their fortune from manufacturing duck calls is a massive success.

The future of Duck Dynasty was almost put into jeopardy when rumors of a salary dispute surfaced, but those issues have reportedly been put to rest. The cast got huge (and well-deserved based on the ratings) salary bumps and A&E got more episodes of the Robertson Family hijinks. Win-win. 

Duck Dynasty airs Wednesday nights on A&E.

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.