‘Duck Dynasty’ debut smashes all records

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This 2012 photo released by A&E shows, from left, Phil Robertson, Jase Robertson, Si Robertson and Willie Robertson from the A&E series, "Duck Dynasty." A&E says nearly 12 million birds of a feather caught the season premiere of the hit unscripted series on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/A&E, Zach Dilgard)


What’s good for the duck is good for the drake. And that’s all gravy for the Robertsons.

Duck Dynasty made its season four debut in soaring fashion., drawing a rather astounding 11.8 million viewers, making it the most watched “non-fiction” program in cable history. Wait, you mean Uncle Si actually exists?

There was a time, not long ago, when it was believed Jon + Kate = 8’s peak of 10.6 million viewers would never be broken. Quack, quack.

Last night’s decidedly emotional episode, which saw Robertson patriarch, Phil renew his wedding vows with Miss Kay, drew 37% more than last year’s season opener.

As with migrating water fowl, the sky’s the limit.




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