The ratings ascend of A&E‘s breakout hit Duck Dynasty continues, with the Season 2 finale Wednesday drawing a massive audience of 6.5 million to become A&E’s most-watched telecast ever. The episode also set new A&E records in adults 18-49 (3.9 million), adults 25-54 (3.8 million) and 18-34 (2.0 million). Among adults 18-49 and 18-34, Duck Dynasty was the top show on Wednesday night — cable or broadcast. “Duck Dynasty represents the best of A&E’s unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters,” said A&E president Bob DeBitetto.
In Season 2, Duck Dynasty has grown by 139% in total viewers, 141% in adults 18-34, 136% in adults 25-54 and 127% in adults 18-49 vs. its first season. A&E was Wednesday night’s top cable network among total viewers and 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54.