Duck Dynasty Christmas Special A Success
Ellisha Rader Mannering
It seems like everyone loves the Duck Dynasty family. Everywhere you look there are camouflage blankets and clothing and numerous other types of merchandise with quotes or photos from the show. To get everyone in the spirit, A&E aired the Duck Dynasty Christmas Special on Wednesday might, which brought in 8.9 million total viewers.
The special was the last show of the season, and was expected to be a hit. Duck Dynasty has had an amazing year and his a record high back in August with 11.8 million viewers. This year’s Christmas special viewer rating improved by 37 percent from last year’s special.
The Robertson family, who are the stars of the Duck Dynasty series captured the heart of fans from the first episode. While some may find it hard to find a group of bearded men in camouflage clothing charming, most people are hooked within a few minutes of tuning in to the show.
Many fans were nervous about a fifth season after the network announced that they were in the midst of a lengthy contract negotiation, with neither side being able to come to an agreement.
Luckily, the negotiations have ended and there will indeed be a fifth season of Duck Dynasty that will air on Jan. 15, 2014. Fans may notice a few changes to the show, including some new cast members. One of these cast members will be Rebecca, the daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson. Rebecca has been away at school, but is now home and ready to be part of the show. Viewers can expect to see a few more new faces this season as well.
What did you think of the Duck Dynasty Christmas Special and are you excited about the new season?
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