Season 5 of Duck Dynasty draws only 6 million total viewers.
The season 5 of A&E’s Duck Dynasty hit new lows and took a serious hit compared to last year’s numbers. The reality show drew only 6 million total viewers with 3.2 million among adults 18-49. This means that the finale drop with 28% from the 8.4 million total viewers that the finale of the fourth season had, as noted by The Wrap.
Still, this season finale was the No. 1 show on cable for the night across all key demos and it was also the second on all television in the 18-49 demographic most wanted by advertisers (Modern Family was on the first place).
According to Deadline, the series Christmas Special was seen by 9 million viewers overall with 4.5 million among the 18-49. Even though the finale was lower in ratings than the last season, the episode itself was up from the previous week with 28% total views.
The fifth season of Duck Dynasty was the was the first full season since family patriarch Phil Robertson made anti-gay comments in an interview with “GQ by homosexuality to bestiality and reminiscing fondly about the racial segregation of the south. These remarks resulted in a short-term suspension for the elder Robertson who was quickly reinstated because of the public’s protests.”