Duck Dynasty crushes American Idol

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  1. Nemo

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    Will Howard address this?


    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-ratings-duck-dynasty-tops-446567

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    Duck Dynasty shows no signs of slowing. The A&E series' season finale drew a record 9.6 million viewers during its one-hour episode -- and an equally impressive 5.5 million adults 18-49.

    That haul in the key demo puts it ahead of all of cable and broadcast offerings for the night -- including American Idol. Duck Dynasty's 4.3 rating with adults 18-49 rating tops the preliminary showing for Idol (3.2 rating) by 34 percent.

    Duck Dynasty previously set a A&E record in February when it returned to 8.6 million viewer. Wednesday's episode topped the previous record by 1 million.

    In the network's adults 25-54 demo, Duck Dynasty outperformed its 18-49 showing with an average 5.5 million viewers. It also raked in 2.6 million adults 18-34.

    The show, which has seen its bearded stars negotiating for a pay increase, is expected to start production on its fourth season soon -- with a premiere eyed for later in the year.

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    I don't watch that show, but it is clear the shows on cable are far superior than most anything the networks have to offer these days. I (like robin) was a huge Spartacus fan. I rank that my top 10 favorite shows of all time. I don't know the ratings for it , but I loved it. Even with all the cheesey cgi blood.

    I think it is time for the big 4 (or 5 if you include Univision ) to start using the after 10pm safe harbor for what it is for. Freedom of language and content.
     
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    No problem for American Idol. Stern will be signed on as a judge, than watch the ratings soar:facepalm:
     
  4. Jon Hein is God

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    American Idol Wednesday ratings: 12.184 million viewers.

    Duck Dynasty Wednesday ratings: 9.6 million viewers.


    Yeah, Duck Dynasty beat Idol in the 18-49 demo, which is really important.

    But you got to qualify it.

    If this was movies, or radio, or any other medium, having the most = No. 1.
     
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    i love Si
     
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    Party pooper.

    I just got season 1 and 2 of the show to catch up with when I go back on the boat. Duck Dynasty is obviously not quite reality but the guys are still entertaining.
     
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    Haven't seen either show because they both look gay and faggot.
     
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    "I just don't understand why people would want to eat ducks. They must not be evolved."

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    Duck Dynasty is obviously kicking ass.

    9 million for a cable show is fuckin nuts.


    For fucks sake, Girls gets 600,000 and is considered a huge hit.

    And the 18-49 demo is the key measurement. It's what matters in TV -- that's why the headline was the headline to the above article.

    But I'm just noting that in TOTAL viewers, Idol is still doing not too shabby, albeit it's dropped a lot.


    The problem is that all the innovative reality shows, like Duck Dynasty, are coming from cable.

    Meanwhile, network reality shows like American Idol are stuck in the past.
     
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    The cable channels are pumping out hits because they can push boundries with language, nudity and violence. That's what people want to see. Combine these with even a mediocre story (True Blood) and you get a massive hit. Meanwhile you watch a network show and they come off so tame and neutered after watching cable shows. NBC is pushing a little with hannibal and that show will probably get shut down because of the violence and dark nature.
     
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    i love duck dynasty.

    manly men doing stupid stuff. :dance:
     
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    isnt is also cause cable can put on 20 seemingly dumb shows at almost no cost, and then hope i catches on. whereas network tv airtime is too valuable to gamble with.

    the dad in the show, who started the company, actually was starting QB in college over terry bradshaw. he was drafted to the NFL, but said no thanks because he didnt want to miss duck hunting season
     
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    What is that show all about?
     
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    Demo = Advertising dollars

    CBS has NCIS with 20M viewers but the advertising dollars follow the customer's desired demo. NCIS' average age is 65 and AI is much lower which is what the advertisers, network execs and wall street want.

    What good is being #1 if Madison Avenue wont pay top dollar for advertising on the show?

    Also - The fucking Kardashians, who are everywhere only have 3-3.4M viewers. These rednecks should demand mo money.
     
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    ...the dad seems pretty cool but i like uncle si the best. pretty close call but si is up for some shenanigans.
     
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    howard and beth need to open up the penthouse and mansion for a reality show.could make beth famous.
     
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    Great show funny shit
     
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    I admit it, I watch Duck Dynasty. I know it is all BS, but it is funny nonetheless.