The "Duck Dynasty" season finale not only shattered ratings records for A&E, but it beat many broadcast shows in total viewers and key demographics.
In total, 6.5 million viewers watched the Season 2 finale with 3.9 million adults tuning in in the 18-49 demographic on Wednesday, December 5. It was the most-watched show in A&E's history.
"'Duck Dynasty' represents the best of A&E's unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters," said Bob DeBitetto, president and general manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel, said in a statement. "It's extremely gratifying to see more and more viewers flocking to the series week after week."
More people watched the "Duck Dynasty" finale on Wednesday than "Whitney," "Law & Order: SVU," "Arrow," "Guys With Kids," "Nashville," "Supernatural," "Suburgatory," "The Neighbors" and the Grammys concert on CBS.
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<a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/bristol-palin-loves-honey-boo-boo-article-1.1172873">Bristol Palin told "Inside Edition" she's a fan of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."</a> "I'm a Honey Boo Boo fan, definitely," <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/bristol-palin-loves-honey-boo-boo-article-1.1172873">she told Inside Edition by way of <em>New York Daily News</em>.</a> "More power to her for having such a successful show."
Anderson Cooper had Honey Boo Boo and her mother June on his talk show and even has <a href="https://twitter.com/BravoAndy/status/253865229707010048">a cutout of the pint-sized reality star in his office.</a>
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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/rosie-odonnell-honey-boo-boo-new-house-shirley-temple_n_1948502.html?utm_hp_ref=tv">Rosie O'Donnell said she wants to meet the Thompson/Shannon family and buy them a house.</a> "I think that little girl, Honey Boo Boo, she is like Shirley Temple," <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20636141,00.html">O'Donnell told <em>People</em> about the reality star</a>. "She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years."
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/03/tina-fey-30-rock-ending_n_1937768.html">Tina Fey told The Huffington Post that she and the "30 Rock" writers watch "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" at work.</a> "[E]very day at lunch our writers take a little break and watch a TV show and most times it's 'Honey Boo Boo' or 'Breaking Amish' ..." she said.
<a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/britney-spears-tweets-keha-about-honey-boo-boo-ch">Britney Spears and Ke$ha tweeted at each other</a>, both referencing terms from Honey Boo Boo's "Toddlers & Tiaras" appearance.
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<a href="https://twitter.com/snooki/status/246067262207963137">Snooki took to Twitter to express her love of Honey Boo Boo.</a> "I honestly love the family honey boo boo has!" <a href="https://twitter.com/snooki/status/246067262207963137">she tweeted. </a>
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<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/jersey-shore-season-6-premiere_n_1940930.html">Sammi, Deena and Jenni of "Jersey Shore" told The Huffington Post they watch "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."</a> "I would love to meet her. I've been a fan of hers since 'Toddlers & Tiaras.' I just think that her family is amazing," <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/jersey-shore-season-6-premiere_n_1940930.html">Jenni told HuffPost TV.</a> "The mom is like the ultimate mom and they have a lifestyle like ours -- it's completely different, only some people get it, but at the end of the day, we're all a huge, loving family and same with her family. Her mother is all about her kids and just loves them and even though they're different and act crazy like we do, they only have love for the world. So I wish them the best and I hope they're very successful because they deserve it. They are very entertaining."