October 26, 2016  
Home > News > TV

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

April 26, 2013 (8:29 am) 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.

"" 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 "", 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 "" 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.


  1. Donnie Wahlberg, and Not Kim K., Sets Guiness World Record for Most Selfies in 3 Minutes
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch Channels Doctor Strange to Diagnose the Avengers in New Promo Clip
  3. Taylor Swift's Alleged Groping Photo Leaks Despite Sealed by Judge
  4. Nicole Richie Doesn't Regret Her Wild Past: I Was Just 'Being Me'
  5. Lady GaGa Makes a Japanese Bride Extra Happy With This Sweet Gesture. Watch It!
  6. 'Rogue One': Gareth Edwards Teases Ben Mendelsohn's 'Working Class' Character
  7. Laverne Cox Is a 'Bad B***h,' Slays Nicki Minaj's 'Roman's Revenge' in 'Lip Sync Battle' Clip
  8. Jack O'Connell to Star as Alexander McQueen in Biopic