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Duck Dynasty Becomes A&E's #1 Telecast Ever and the #1 Nonfiction Series on Cable This Year

Duck Dynasty Becomes A&E’s #1 Telecast Ever and the #1 Nonfiction Series on Cable This Year

Season Three Premiere Brings in a Whopping 8.6 Million Total Viewers Back-to-back episodes also shattered Network Records among adults 18-49 and 25-54 Demos New York, NY –Fans of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” flocked together for an historic Wednesday night to make the back-to-back season three premiere episodes the network’s most-watched telecasts of all time among all key demos, including total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54. The 10PM episode garnered 8.6 million total viewers as well as...
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Renewals round-up: Duck Dynasty, Girlfriends, Come Dine With Me

Renewals round-up: Duck Dynasty, Girlfriends, Come Dine With Me

American networks have re-invested in duck callers and archeological secrets, while the UK wants more Girlfriends. In the States, A&E has renewed Gurney Productions’ Duck Dynasty for a third season, set to return on February 27 with back-to-back episodes. The season two finale notched 6.5 million viewers, according to the net, and season three will follow the Robertson men preparing for the beginning of duck season. Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney. Executive...
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Facebook's list of 2012 trends reveals some surprising heroes and zeroes: Duck Dynasty beats out Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Facebook’s list of 2012 trends reveals some surprising heroes and zeroes: Duck Dynasty beats out Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Who’s hot (and not) on Facebook’s year-end list Facebook’s list of 2012 trends reveals some surprising heroes and zeroes: Duck Dynasty beats out Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and Hunger Games edges out Breaking Dawn — Part 2. Who’s hot (and not) on Facebook’s year-end list Facebook released its “Year in Review” lists today, which mine the social networking site’s data and find out what users talked about most this year. Surprises abounded. For instance, the...
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Duck Dynasty’s insane success: it’s The Hills with beards

Duck Dynasty’s insane success: it’s The Hills with beards

A&E’s reality series Duck Dynasty was the most popular show Wednesday night on all of television among key demographics, easily beating Survivor, The X Factor, and other shows. Yes, a scripted reality show following a Louisiana family with a successful business and beards does better than CBS’ high-quality reality competition, or all of the noise and nonsense that Simon Cowell and Fox spend millions of dollars to produce. The second-season finale on Wednesday had 6.5 million viewers,which made...
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Cable vs. Broadcast: 'Duck Dynasty' Beats Dick Wolf's 'Chicago Fire' in Ratings

Cable vs. Broadcast: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Beats Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago Fire’ in Ratings

As the Big Four networks suffer, odd ratings trends are emerging. This story first appeared in the Nov. 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The broadcasters’ largely lackluster fall season has been a boon to cable ratings. Numbers no one would have imagined just a few years ago now come in the oddest places, from TLC’s Breaking Amish outperforming several Big Four scripted dramas to FX’s Sons of Anarchy running over ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Here is a look at five of...
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'Duck Dynasty' season premiere flaps to ratings high for A&E

‘Duck Dynasty’ season premiere flaps to ratings high for A&E

There’s money in duck calls — and that means ratings for “Duck Dynasty.” Wednesday’s Season 2 premiere of A&E’s reality show about a Louisiana family behind a duck-call business empire hit a series-high 3.7 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. A follow-up episode at 10:30 p.m. quacked even louder, with 3.9 million viewers. “Duck Dynasty” is one of the fastest-growing shows on basic cable. The Season 1 finale in May drew 2.6 million viewers. What...
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‘Duck Dynasty’: The Robertsons Find An Alligator Lurking In Their Yard

‘Duck Dynasty’: The Robertsons Find An Alligator Lurking In Their Yard

On Wednesday night’s episode of “Duck Dynasty“ (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on A&E) the Robertsons found themselves with an uninvited guest — a wild alligator. The creature was lurking underneath some junk in the yard and getting rid of it proved to be tricky. Eventually, however, Willie managed to lure it out with some raw chicken on a string and then drag it out of the yard. Bad news for Miss Kay who’d been hoping to catch the animal and turn it into some of her famous “gator balls.” “Duck Dynasty”...
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'Duck Dynasty' stars turn passion for fowl into million-dollar business

‘Duck Dynasty’ stars turn passion for fowl into million-dollar business

FOXNEWS The stars of “Duck Dynasty” took their passion for duck-call tools and turned it into a multi-million dollar franchise and a new reality show on A&E. The duck-loving family stopped by “Fox and Friends,” where Duck Commander Phil talked about the evolution of their business from the first year making $8,000 to the flourishing profits they have today. “Well [it just happened] slowly,” Phil said. “Then the next year a little more, then the next year a little more and then finally...
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A&E aims to reinvent the redneck space with “Duck Dynasty”

A&E aims to reinvent the redneck space with “Duck Dynasty”

Is 2012 the year of the duck? The producers behind Duck Dynasty, an A&E reality series about a family of erudite duck hunters, hope so. Produced by Los Angeles-based Gurney Productions, the series follows the comedic exploits of The Robertsons – an entrepreneurial family living in the Louisiana bayou – who run Duck Commander, a successful business built on hand-crafted duck calls and decoys. The show premiered with two back-to-back episodes on March 21, rating 1.8 million total viewers, according...
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Having Your Ducks in a Row Bodes Well for Reality-TV Success

Having Your Ducks in a Row Bodes Well for Reality-TV Success

NEW YORK TIMES Even reality takes practice, a lesson that has not been learned by many makers and stars of workplace reality shows. They think that a moderately unusual occupation — alligator wrangling, sports-memorabilia hawking, storage-locker rummaging — and a camera are all that is necessary to make a watchable show. The men and women of “Duck Dynasty,” though, are smarter than that, which is what makes this droll new A&E series a cut above the rest. Before trying the relatively big stage...
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