Duck Dynasty Premieres to RIDICULOUS, Record-Setting Ratings

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It's officially, ridiculously quack-tastic.

The Duck Dynasty Season 4 premiere drew record ratings for A&E last night, as 11.8 million viewers tuned in, making the episode the most-watched nonfiction hour in the history of basic cable.

And making David McKillop - General Manager and Executive Vice President of the network - one happy man. Actually, a single "happy" doesn't cover it.

“Thanks to its authentic and engaging characters ‘Duck Dynasty’ has become more than just a reality show, it is a cultural phenomenon,” said McKillop in a statement. “We would like to thank the Robertsons for their incredible partnership. We are all Happy, Happy, Happy.”

The premiere was also viewed by 6.3 million adults in the key advertiser demographic of 18-49, yet another basic cable record.

Perhaps Willie Robertson should reconsider a run for Congress.

He'll never be more popular than he is right now. Or perhaps we'll be proven wrong: a new episode of Duck Dynasty will airs Wednesday night at 10. Who knows how high these numbers could climb?

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I hope this family gets so famous that world forgets about the kardashians they are the real amercian dream fincial success but never forgeting who you are where you came from or who to thank. Love em!


I think they have become even more popular for standing behind their religious beliefs. And good for them!


I cannot watch show they all look like they need to shave and shower ugh.


It was like this huge TV event at our house. We all sat down as a family to watch Duck Dynasty. That doesn't happen too often anymore. We are a bunch of yuppies. Yuppies addicted to this show!