Hourlong at 10 p.m. raked in 6.5 million viewers

Duck Dynasty’s” second season ended on a record-breaking high note, as the finale became A&E’s No. 1 telecast of all time.

Hourlong finale at 10 p.m. raked in 6.5 million viewers, making A&E the top cabler Wednesday night. Program was also Wednesday night’s top primetime show in both cable and broadcast when it came to adults 18-34 and 18-49.

Dynasty’s” numbers have steadily grown throughout its sophomore season. Season two bow of “Dynasty” pulled 3.8 million viewers in early October, and by November, the reality skein was routinely pulling over 4 million total viewers during premiere episode broadcasts.

“‘Duck Dynasty’ represents the best of A&E’s unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters,” said Bob DeBitetto, president and general manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel. “It’s extremely gratifying to see more and more viewers flocking to the series week after week.”

New episodes of “Duck Dynasty” will return early next year. Show is produced for A&E Networks by Gurney Prods., with Deidre Gurney and Scott Gurney exec producing along with David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer.

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