i missed the first two seasons of A&E's hit unscripted series Duck Dynasty but now that i've found it i am loving every moment.
From A&E's Duck Dynasty about page: "the Robertsons are a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle." The family business is the manufacturing of duck calls. Duck Commander® Duck Call has been regarded as one of the best on the market since 1973 and has become profitable to the point of making the Robertsons multi-millionaires.
Unlike the Kanye song more money does not equal more problems for them. A more wholesome and down home family viewers would be hard pressed to find. That does not negate quirky characters [can you say Uncle Si and brother Jase?] but that's what makes the Robertson family so loveable.
Patriarch Phil aka the Duck Commander is a contemporary of Terry Bradshaw and a former NFL draft pick. Phil gave up the gridiron for duck hunting. It's worked out well for him and his high school sweetheart Miss Kay whom he married. Together they raised 4 sons and built the Duck Commander empire.
On the "Duck Be A Lady" episode third son and Duck Commander CEO Willie takes his daughter Sadie to return her prom dress and purchase a new one. The ep is full of fun family moments and father daughter bonding. The clerk asks is there something wrong with the dress and Willie's no-nonsense reply of "yeah, there's not enough material" had me cracking up. A straight-up southern man. i won't reveal the ep's ending but it is both hilarious and heartwarming. And that is the constant in this series. Good times and good values.
Duck Dynasty's 3rd season has concluded. Episodes can be seen online via aetv.com but availability is limited to a select list of satellite and cable providers. Unfortunately my cable provider [TimeWarner] is not currently among them but aetv.com is working on adding more providers. Meanwhile the A&E network is airing re-runs of the series. Please check your local listings for days/times.
A&E Press Release
'DUCK DYNASTY' BECOMES A&E'S #1 TELECAST EVER AND THE #1 NONFICTION SERIES ON CABLE THIS YEAR SEASON THREE PREMIERE BRINGS IN A WHOPPING 8.6 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES ALSO SHATTERED NETWORK RECORDS AMONG ADULTS 18-49 AND 25-54 DEMOS
New York, NY - February 28, 2013 - Fans of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" flocked together for an historic Wednesday night to make the back-to-back season three premiere episodes the network's most-watched telecasts of all time among all key demos, including total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
The 10PM episode garnered 8.6 million total viewers as well as 5.0 million adults 18-49 and 5.0 million adults 25-54. For the hour, Duck Dynasty averaged 8.6 million total viewers, 5.0 million adults 18-49 and 4.9 million adults 25-54, making both episodes the two most-watched series telecasts in network history among all key demos.
"Duck Dynasty" has become the #1 nonfiction series on cable in 2013. The Season three premiere grew by 132% in total viewers, 117% in adults 25-54 and 127% in adults 18-49 versus the season two premiere.
"Duck Dynasty" was also the most social show on television Wednesday night. According to Trendrr.TV, Blufin Labs and Social Guide, the series had more total activity across all major social media platforms than any other telecast on television for the night, with both episodes ranking #1 and #2 ahead of "American Idol." AETV.com also witnessed the best day ever for page views and video views as fans gathered online to check out additional "Duck Dynasty" content. New episodes of "Duck Dynasty" air Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT.
"Duck Dynasty" is produced for A&E Networks by Gurney Productions. Executive producers for Gurney Productions are Deirdre Gurney and Scott Gurney. Executive producers for A&E are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Lily Neumeyer. See photos, take quizzes, watch exclusive video, and get episode updates on the official site of Duck Dynasty.