"Duck Dynasty" continues to paddle in the waters of success.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the A & E reality series broke records with its return on Wednesday night as the most-watched non-fiction series telecast in cable TV history. The 11.8 million that tuned in to watch season four of the continued adventures of The Robertson family, who own a duck call manufacturing business, was a 37 percent increase from those who watched the season three premiere.
While it may sound like an unusual concept for a series, USA Today says "Duck Dynasty" is designed as a modern-day sitcom with a rich cast of characters including patriarch and duck-call creator Phil; his wife Kay and sons Willie, the CEO; Jase, who makes the duck calls but would rather be hunting or fishing; and Jep; and Phil's offbeat brother, Si."
Slate asked "Is This America's Best Family Sitcom?" in a piece that points out the Robertsons seem to totally grasp that part of the allure of their show is their abject "otherness"- from the massive beards many of the male family members sport to their down home existence in their native Louisiana Bayou.
"Duck Dynasty has a nearly frictionless relationship with exploitation—as in, you do not watch it and think anyone is being exploited—an extremely rare feat for any reality show, but especially one about the personal lives of its protagonists," the article states. "Duck Dynasty offers the best of both TV worlds: As with a sitcom, you can watch without feeling any creeping ickiness at the lives being upended or mocked for your entertainment. And as with a reality show, you can enjoy genuinely idiosyncratic individuals who are too specific—too Southern, too Christian, too into their guns, too hairy, too rich—ever to appear in a sitcom."
The family is reaping almost sitcom-like profits from the series also with reports that they are now earning more than $200,000 an episode.
What did you think of the return of "Duck Dynasty?"
This was funny for the first few shows, then it became a 'same-old' show! I believe people watch it because these people are so dumb. It's almost like they are actors playing a part. I wouldn't put it past some of these networks that have these reality shows to do something like that... Even though they are making money it is pretty sad that these people don't care that they look the part of a really stupid person, especially the two brothers! The one that calls himself the 'ceo', is the one that makes himself look like he has about one neuron firing! If I was forced to watch a show between these bimbos and those girls with the big a.r.s.e.s and the family, I would have to say the duck guys would win out by a large margin!
Some sanity is left in the nation then
How can we know that so many people are watching this show? They never asked me. I watch The First 48 Hours every day, but when these ugly dirty looking red necks come I soon leave. How can people be so naïve not to recognize that the stupid things these people do and say is fed to them?
i love alaska–the men all look like zz top but they are cool
All the men in that photo are secretly gay, except for the midget. He's a pederast.
It looks like those big hairy men are going to gang up and r a p e that midget! Run, midget! RUN!
ever f-cking time.
what did we say too you...your a has been...
WHEN U SAW MY PARENTS JOINT ACCOUNT AT THE OFFICE FROM THAT DAY ALL VANISHED YOU HEARD ME SAY I RECEIVED A 200K PAYOUT YOU HEARD ME SAY ALL OF THIS YOU HEARD ME SAY YOUR BLOCKED
you see what we want you too see.....you overheard that call also....you see only enough too get the hack....
you see nothing...but we know what you see cuz we planted it that way..
you were present for those calls discussing the money i had, you were present for what we made disappear...YOU WERE HACKED INTO THE PHONE FOR THOSE DiISCUSSIONS
doc fat hips
you will never see any of the accounts, you will never see what is in italy ... because npd has it...
nail her lies...the only one it affects is the hacker....she's a hacker we attached too the hacker4life
you see nada cuz we rig too
another desperate move and she treats her mate like sh-t and exposes him all over the web like a dog.
you see sh-t...
You are illegal we are not...we have final version of every move you make electronically about me
Do you understand english...you are monitored for over 1 year...you and the other 2 hoe's are monitored.
Everyone should just be HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY. & be HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY for everyone else.
When we do that , Now wer'e Cookin with Peanut Oil.
Love me some Uncle Si-
From a busy mom who doesn't have much time to watch TV- my family LOVES this show!! We make time for it! We tell our friends the show is kinda like the Beverly Hillbillies ($$$) meet the Walton's (family). They watch and love it too! In a world that doesn't make much sense these days, Duck Dynasty reintroduces the importance of faith, family, and the awkward pause. Keep it up!
Who cares. This plays to the lowest common denominator in the people realm. Next thing you know they'll be producing a
luka magnotta" reality series to get the ratings.
If just ONE of those bearded hunks would come out of the closet, maybe then I might start watching this stupid show. Otherwise I'm sticking to my "Real Housewives" programs and soap operas.
So are you saying everyone has to come out of the closet for you to watch them. Heck stick to your house wives and soaps we dont need you for ratings.
Shows like this are BORING. For one thing, have these hillbillies never heard of the words "barber," "haircut" and "razor?"
I agree with Pliny. Those guys are the dirtiest, most disgusting men I have ever seen. I find their antics amusing, at best, but I can't get into a show while they look like something that was dredged out of a swamp.....yuck...yuck, yuck.
What I love about the show is it central moral story. Even if some of the family members are weird (SI) there family you love them anyways. I love the fact that they are comfortable in their own skin. Which by a lot of haters in here are not. They don't feel the need to go to a gym they don't feel the need for self improvement books.. Their happy with themselves as is. Wish everyone could live this happy in bliss. Are they morons. Not even close. No moron could make the money they make in the business world without having some smarts. They know their customers and they play to that.
are nothing compared too her computer attachement issues....get lost before i doc it
they r the most genuine family I have ever encountered..directors and producers can't frame an incident, the Robertson family won't allow it, what u see is what u get, they can join me for dinner anytime in ft.lauderdale, uncle sy is totally happy jack !!!
I love shootin' n' killin' n' barfin' n' pooin' n' more!
i love this show . it was great last night i cried during the wedding . it was so nice . i would of loved being there they were so happy having fun . greatest show ever .
Y'all just jealous cuz Southerners know how to have more fun. Some people like to believe we're stupid and backwards, but we have fun, we love our families, we treat our women with respect, and we know how to use a gun. Jealousy is all it is.
Uh-chuck! YEEEEEE HAAW!!!! *bang* *bang*
Yep, we're jealous of how mature and clever you are. And you don't really treat your women with respect, you just try not to beat them.
Big whoop. You know how to use a gun. Do you know how to be an intelligent human being who can survive WITHOUT hiding behind an object made to destroy life?
put her in the file....nobody is going anywhere hon
doc the betch
Seriously you own a gun your a moron? Please. What I love about all you bleeding heart liberals is that through out history the person with the biggest weapon, best strategy, and man power wins. This is why when a revolution happens it will be with a gun not with a occupy which by the way how that go for change. Oh didn't do crap congrats on changing the world with sitting.
Why can't I see their legs in that photo? Are they amputees or something?
All you have to do is watch the show if you are interested in looking at there legs.
One of these things, is not like the others...
Ducks are my favorite mammals. *BAWK* *BAWK*
Tea billy, nascar loving trailer trash. Just like Sarah Palin.
Numbskulls rock! I want a numbskull between my legs right.this.minute.
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