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The "Duck Dynasty" Premiere Had Record-Breaking Ratings (Video)

Aug 16, 2013 -- 10:21am

 If you haven't got the memo, this "Duck Dynasty" show is a PROVEN phenomenon.  The fourth season premiere drew 11.8 million viewers Wednesday night on A&E.

 

That's "Duck Dynasty's" biggest audience yet . . . and it's over 2 million more viewers than its previous record of 9.6 million, which it achieved for its third season finale in April.  And these numbers are CRAZY for cable.

 

In fact, Deadline.com reports that the 11.8 million viewers makes it the Number One nonfiction series telecast in cable HISTORY.  For comparison, it's almost three million more viewers than "Jersey Shore" had at its PEAK.

 

(Video of some Unknown Facts about The Robertsons of Duck Dynasty)

 

"Duck Dynasty" counts as non-fiction because, technically, it's a reality show . . . although, like most "reality" shows, it IS mapped out on paper to SOME degree.

 

The show's popularity has been on a STEEP rise over the past 18 months.

 

Season One started out with 1.8 million viewers in March of last year . . . Season Two premiered to 3.7 million viewers last fall . . . and Season Three debuted to 8.6 million viewers in February.

 

 

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