‘Duck Dynasty’ finale breaks ratings records

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.

More TV

  • France fans with painted facesFrance v

    France Celebrates Soccer World Cup Triumph

    “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 […]

  • France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris catches the

    France vs Croatia World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

    “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 […]

  • Who Is America Review

    TV Review: Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?'

    “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 […]

  • Ricky Martin Versace American Crime Story

    Ricky Martin Signs With Maverick Management

    “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 […]

  • Harry Kane of England celebrates scoring

    Belgium vs England World Cup Live Stream: How to Watch

    “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 […]

  • The Crown Season 2

    Storming the Emmys: Netflix, Amazon and Hulu Edge Out Networks

    “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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content