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'Duck Dynasty' Ratings Break Records: 9.6 Million Watch Finale

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"Duck Dynasty" broke ratings records for A&E with its Season 3 finale. According to the network, 9.6 million viewers watched the last episode of "Duck Dynasty's" third season.

In the 18-49 demographic, "Duck Dynasty" had a 4.3 rating, beating "American Idol," which had a 3.2 rating, by 34 percent.

The "Duck Dynasty" Season 3 finale set A&E records with 5.6 million adults in the 25-54 demographic, 5.5 million adults in the 18-49 demo and 2.6 million adults in the 18-34 demo. It was the most-watched telecast in A&E's history across all key ratings demos.

The Season 3 premiere of "Duck Dynasty" had 8.6 million viewers and a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demo
.

Season 3 of "Duck Dynasty" averaged 8.4 million viewers. It's the second-most-watched original series on cable behind "The Walking Dead."

The stars of "Duck Dynasty" were reportedly holding out for more money
, but A&E announced production on Season 4 will begin soon and premiere later in 2013.

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