Duck Dynasty Makes its Way into America’s Hearts in Their Third Season


The third season of “Duck Dynasty” premiered on February 27, 2013. This was A&E’s number one telecast ever and racked up 8.6 million viewers. Topping all other TV broadcasts for the night, “Duck Dynasty” is the most popular unscripted show on television.

The Robertsons, who live in the bayous of Louisiana, became wealthy from their family operated business called Duck Commander. The oldest Robertson, Phil, spent 25 years making duck calls from cedar trees. Willie, Phil’s son, is now CEO of the business.

“Duck Dynasty” stars Phil and Missy Kay and their three sons, Jase, Willie, and Jep. Phil’s younger brother, Si, and all their grandkids also make recurring appearances on the show.

According to A&E Network’s website, The first season finale captured 2.6 million views. The second season finale broke all the records A&E has ever had, with 6,500,000 viewers. On Nielsen’s Top Tens & Trends, “Duck Dynasty” was rated third for the week of March 4th, 2013 with 8,158 viewers.

So what makes this show so popular?

“Duck Dynasty” is nothing less than a typical “rags-to-riches” story, but becoming multimillionaires by making duck calls is not something you see everyday. Remaining a close and moral-based family, even after being in the spotlight, has definitely not gone unnoticed by viewers all over America.

Aside from it being a unique success story, the Robertson family’s humor appeals to more than just people that live a similar “country” lifestyle and uncle Si’s theories on life are bound to make you crack up.

They may all look the part, but the Robertsons do not live the lifestyle you think of when someone says “Southerners.” They give “being country” a whole new meaning.

Rating: 10/10