'Duck Dynasty' Finale Beats 'American Idol' in Ratings

April 26, 2013 08:29:15 GMT

The A and E reality TV series broke records for the network by drawing 9.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

'Duck Dynasty' Finale Beats 'American Idol' in Ratings
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"Duck Dynasty" third season finale, which follows the bearded men in Hawaii, gave A&E a big win on Wednesday, April 24. The one-hour episode lured in 9.6 million viewers, surpassing its own record of 8.6 million viewers in February. Drawing a 4.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic, the series outperformed "American Idol", which posted a 3.2 rating.

The "Duck Dynasty" season 3 ender set other A&E 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. The big numbers undoubtedly made the episode of the Robertson family series the most-watched telecast in A&E's history across all key ratings demos.

The season three of the show averaged 8.4 million total viewers and 4.8 million adults 18-49, which made it cable's top-rated series this year. AMC's "The Walking Dead" season three finale still topped the ratings chart with 12.4 million total viewers and 8.1 million viewers in the key 18-49 demographic.

The fourth season of the pro-hunting show is expected to start the production soon. Despite the dispute over salary, in which the Robertson family reportedly demanded $200,000 per episode, the new season is still slated to premiere later this year.


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posted by babscot1 on Apr 26, 2013
love duck dynasty. funniest show on tv. it relieves all the stress we americans are going through right now even if its only an hour
posted by LOVE REALITY TV on Apr 26, 2013
I am the first one to say Duck Dynasty is great and I laugh so hard especially over that crazy Si however, I think they should all be a little ashamed of themselves because after all they are billionaires and live their lives as if they are the only ones around. They don't ever show any charity work or support of those less fortunate and now for them to be demanding $200000.00 an episode to continue the top rated show, its absolutely uncool.
posted by sharonk on Apr 26, 2013
Not just hilarious but shows how faith in God, your country and family should be. This is true reality not some of the garbage they show.
posted by uuuh yeah on Apr 26, 2013
yeah, Im pretty sure they aren't billionaires dummy.

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