December 14, 2012
'Duck Dynasty' Breaks TV Records, Highest Rated Series in A&E History
By Chad Love
Living up to his moniker, the Duck Commander took total command of television ratings last week. The season finale of "Duck Dynasty" swept the ratings that night and helped to make the show the highest rated A&E series ever. Even The New York Times took notice...
From this story in The New York Times:
What have programmers at the television networks been thinking, putting on all those shows about cops, doctors and lawyers? America’s fascination has clearly turned in another direction: ducks. The A&E series “Duck Dynasty” has become a raging hit. The season finale, an hour-long edition Wednesday night, set new records for the series, scoring a best-in-television 3 rating from 10 to 11 p.m., among the advertiser-preferred audience group of viewers between the ages of 18 and 49. Really more about a quirky bayou family that makes duck calls and decoys than about the birds themselves, “Duck Dynasty” is now the top-rated series in A&E history.
With numbers that large, I'm assuming some of you are watching it? Thoughts?