‘Duck Dynasty’ Finale Ratings Down From Last Season

'Duck Dynasty' Finale Ratings Down From Last Season

Season 4 send-off draws a still-impressive 8.4 million total viewers

The Season 4 finale of “Duck Dynasty” shed a few viewers compared to the show's Season 3 finale and Season 4 premiere.

The finale Wednesday posted 8.4 million total viewers, compared to the 9.6 million who tuned in for the Season 3 finale in April.

Also read: ‘Duck Dynasty’ Crew: Forget Gun Control, We Need Sin Control

The most recent season of the A&E hit got off to a quacking good start in August, pulling in 11.8 million total viewers — setting a cable record as the most-watched non-fiction series telecast.

The reality series chronicles the hijinks and bonding of the impressively bearded Robertson family, a Louisiana clan that has made a fortune making duck calls.

  • A Guest

    Since there are naysayers,mockers, all kinds of milk toast preachers, few verbally standing for GOD, no wonder Sodom and Gomorrah have returned. No problem,GOD does have the final decision. No final arguments, lawyers, or juries, just the individual and his history. No matter your beliefs, thoughts, or comments. It is, and has been decreed. I read the last chapter several times, in the bible.

    • JOHNRR

      Come on, how often do you go to church? Have you even read the Bible at all? How often do you pray? Some people use God when it is convenient. Almost always it is to condemn others. I bet if the truth is known about your life, you wouldn't have much room to talk. You are right, God has the last say and I don't think He will be as petty as most people are! I don't mock God. I have had 50 years to think about things. I think how we treat each other is more important than anything else. I don't push things on anyone. It doesn't work that way. I guess if I have learned anything from being gay, it is to appreciate others more. I have had my life threatened and my car windows all smashed out! I have been fired and I have been ran out of church. My best friend hasn't spoken to me in 25 years. It is strange, but I still care! Nobody taught me in Sunday School how to stop caring! God! I remember how bad it could get! You have to experience it to know! It is wrong to degrade people! I am not judging, I am just saying it is wrong. It is wrong because of what it does to someone! God would never do that! And yes, it hurts when another human being treats you like a piece of garbage! I miss talking to people about God! Too bad you think that way. One more thing, everything is not all about sex! There is more to life than that!

      • eztalk

        You are sounding a little defensive, and it sounds as if you are judging “guest” just a little.

        Make sure you're not being used.

  • Capt. America

    Bet they will cancel this show soon. If you start talking the truth the powers that be will take you down. The real Power is from above and his will be done.

    • Bonnnie

      More Jesus freaks, they need to worry about their own sin. What happen to judge ye not? They are not God, if they mind their own business they wouldn't have time to mind yours. I could care less what or how other live as long as they aren't FU.. with me.

      • Deborah Savor

        Think before you type

      • Jason Rose

        Bible Thumpers are what we call hypocrites all they see is bad in people not what GOD really wanted and that's to see the good in all people.. I got 2 middle fingers for all you hypocrites.. everyone bleeds and breathes the same wheter you gay, straight, black, white, bad, good, we should all be treated equal.. to each their own decisions you don't like what someone's doing great thing about life is I can walk away from whoever I don't want to be around. But I definitly ain't going to put someone down cause of their life they choose last time I looked we have a choice in life.

        • Guest

          How long did it take for you to get that stupid?

      • eztalk

        And, someone post w/o an ID. How scary and secretive is that? Too afraid?

    • Mitchell Covington

      What he said was right out of the Bible. Read I Corinthains 6:9-11 and Romans 1:24-32. Don't shoot the messenger.
      Of course God loves the sinners but distains the sin and those who do such … well read for yourself.

      • scars

        Do you eat pork? Do you eat shellfish? Do you shop or do any work on the Sabbath? Do you have any tattoos? I will give the Duck Dynasty guys props for keeping their beards long since you aren't supposed to disfigure the edges of your beard. Do you give the appropriate burnt offering as required by the Old Testament? Do you agree with the practice of usury (charging interest on loans)? Do you agree that an adulterer should be stoned to death? Have you ever worn a cotton/linen blend item of clothing?

        • Jason Rose

          All sins right there but yet those don't matter to anyone.

          • Guest

            You obviously haven't read the New Testament. Those laws don't apply anymore.

          • Jason Rose

            You obviously haven't read my other post either I don't believe a book a man wrote saying someone said this someone said that. GOD LOVES ALL HIS CHILDREN . THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE ALL OTHER SHIT HAS BEEN MADE UP ALONG THE WAY. FOR ALL ANYONE KNOWS

          • eztalk

            don't ever read a biography, then. ……

          • Brenda

            Corinthians and Romans are the New Testament. It applies

          • eztalk

            Go back to OFA and tell them you are failing in this commando attack and turn in your $$ they are paying you.

        • eztalk

          Sheesh! Get an education, scars.

          You're quoting all old rules under the O.T., scars. Phil doesn't follow the O.T. He follows the N.T.

        • Brenda

          We live under the new testament today. Jesus is Lord and He sees all this talk. Thank you Phil for standing with our Lord

  • Guest

    It was like watching a Walmart ad. They've sold out big time.

  • Just Saying

    It sure is amazing when someone speaks the truth how it really upsets sinners. You wont see godly people upset about The Truth . I say more power to him (Phil) for taking a stand .

  • Bruce

    What is wrong with this guy? Is he for real? Remarks like his are better left as only thoughts. Watch the viewers along with ratings drop. What a fool.

    • Brent

      Wrong the rating will go up!!! The truth hurts doesn't it.

      • Bruce

        Truth? Brent, where is your head? The article says the ratings for them is down from last year. I can not believe that anyone with the gonads to speak of certain types of people like that would expect them to be viewers. What hurt are you looking at?

    • Deborah Savor

      You are an idiot Bruce.

      • Bruce

        Well ain't we cool, calling people names. If you paid attention and read my posts, you would have picked up on the fact that he was touching on others choices and saying they would be judged by them. He put gays and lesbians in the same category as thieves and animal abusers. The gays and lesbians, I believe, should not have been in the category of thieves and animal abusers. They have their freedom of choice, and it is recognized by many people. How many of those gays/lesbians now feel were attacked because of a freedom they have and a choice they made, will no longer watch the show? There go viewers! By the way, You are the first Savor in my 59 years to hear, (see) use the terms you did below.

      • eztalk

        Bruce has 5 whole comments to this name. I smell OFA.

  • bigzob1

    Phil your the one of the great American's stay strong and sin control is right.

  • BamaRulz

    I can't believe Phil is being criticized for saying what he believes. He just quoted what the Bible says. I agree with Phil totally. He also said he is not the judge, but God is. He doesn't agree with homosexuality and he gave reasons why. What is wrong with that?

    • Forgivenand free

      Leviticus 18:22
      “Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.” (NLT)

      Leviticus 20:13
      “If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.” (NLT)

      Judges 19:16-24
      That evening an old man came home from his work in the fields. He was from the hill country of Ephraim, but he was living in Gibeah, where the people were from the tribe of Benjamin. When he saw the travelers sitting in the town square, he asked them where they were from and where they were going.

      “We have been in Bethlehem in Judah,” the man replied. “We are on our way to a remote area in the hill country of Ephraim, which is my home. I traveled to Bethlehem, and now I'm returning home. But no one has taken us in for the night, even though we have everything we need. We have straw and feed for our donkeys and plenty of bread and wine for ourselves.”

      “You are welcome to stay with me,” the old man said. “I will give you anything you might need. But whatever you do, don't spend the night in the square.” So he took them home with him and fed the donkeys. After they washed their feet, they ate and drank together. While they were enjoying themselves, a crowd of troublemakers from the town surrounded the house. They began beating at the door and shouting to the old man, “Bring out the man who is staying with you so we can have sex with him.” The old man stepped outside to talk to them. “No, my brothers, don't do such an evil thing. For this man is a guest in my house, and such a thing would be shameful. Here, take my virgin daughter and this man's concubine. I will bring them out to you, and you can abuse them and do whatever you like. But don't do such a shameful thing to this man.” (NLT)

      1 Kings 14:24
      And there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. (ESV)

      1 Kings 15:12
      He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made. (ESV)

      2 Kings 23:7
      He also tore down the living quarters of the male and female shrine prostitutes that were inside the Temple of the LORD, where the women wove coverings for the Asherah pole. (NLT)

      Romans 1:18-32
      But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness…. Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn't worship him as God or even give him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused. Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools. And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.

      So God abandoned them to do whatever shameful things their hearts desired. As a result, they did vile and degrading things with each other's bodies. They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

      That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved.

      Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God's justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. (NLT)

      1 Corinthians 6:9-11
      Don't you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don't fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people-none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God. Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (NLT)

      1 Timothy 1:8-10
      Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine … (ESV)

      Jude 7
      And don't forget Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns, which were filled with immorality and every kind of sexual perversion. Those cities were destroyed by fire and serve as a warning of the eternal fire of God's judgment. (NIV)

      Amen to you Phil Robertson! Our righteous Father is your shield, and no man shall pevail against it. Jesus came to make a way for us to to receive mercy from the Father, to be forgiven of our sins, and to reside with Him in eternity in Heaven. God is a God of grace and mercy, but He is also a God of wrath. I think Christians everywhere would agree with me in prayer for those who are blinded by the sin of homosexuality to receive Jesus as their savior, turn from their wiked ways, before it's TOO LATE. He is coming SOON!!!!

  • Deborah Savor

    Phil Robertson is correct. It is the same old topic about gay people. Those of us that think it is wrong it's wrong to act on it. When some one gives you an interview and then is unhappy with what you say then why disclose it. It will not be canceled because A&E has made so much money off them, do you really think they will let someone else pick up all that greed. Same ole politics. What is the f_____________ is the big deal?


    It doesn't upset me a bit. As a matter of fact, it makes me laugh! Ha ha ha ha. You see, I realize how most of the Christian people out there are truly thinking of this man! Lets put it this way, they probably wouldn't want to be caught in public with him! You know what I think is great. I get so tired of people making innuendos without really saying what they are thinking. I mean, if they think gay people are so bad, you know their thoughts are not good! This man just blurts it out. He says what is on his mind and , you know, it is a point of view! You sort of expect it a little. I wonder if he sat down with a few gay people, he might think a little bit different. Give him a chance! We deal with this every day. I have lots of people think I am wrong but they love me and I love them. I just tell people it is not their business and nobody is making them think about it. If you have disgusting thoughts, you have to clean up your own thinking!

    • eztalk

      Wrong. Think again.

  • MitchB

    It's time this country got a religious slap in the face, it seems as if we forget that we are one country UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

    • scars

      The “under God” part wasn't added until 1954. Our founders did not include that. Obviously, we are very much divisible since the sex lives of a small percentage of people seems to be an obsession and their choices threaten to tear the social fabric of country apart according to people like you. And liberty and justice for all would *gasp* include gay people. Colonists came here seeking religious FREEDOM — not to be able to shove their version of religion down everyone else's throat. How hard a concept is that to grasp? It would be one thing if people merely disagreed with a gay lifestyle but then they turn around and work to stop gay people from getting married. Gay marriage does not harm traditional marriage. You know what does? Adultery and porn. Those are the things Christians should focus on if they want to save traditional marriage. And I am a straight, married Christian who is sick to death of hypocritical Christians trying to point out the fault in others so that no one will see what they are doing. A high school friend of mine supports Phil because he is “godly”. Why did her marriage fail? She got knocked up by another guy while she was still married. Did gay people hurt her kids? Nope her own selfish actions did. Hypocrites the lot of you.

      • Guest

        Aaaaahhh shut up.

      • eztalk

        Not into judging, are you?

  • MitchB

    The truth hurts America.

  • arkansasjunebug

    Thank you Phil for saying what needed to be said a long time ago. The gay community had it figured that they were going to force themselves upon everyone as no one had ever had guts to face them down like Phil Robinson did. We need thousands more unafraid like Phil.

    • Jason Rose

      Americans just need someone to hate on or they couldn't live their day. First was Indians then black folk then Mexicans then arabians then gays. Maybe we should stop hating and getting along we are all Americans since you people fail to remember that. We live in the same place we breathe the same air. STOP HATING THAYS THE PROBLEM WITH AMERICA NOW AND IT STEMS TO OUR YOUNGER GENERATION AND NOW KIDS GET BULLIED IN SCHOOL INTIL THEY KILL THEMSELVES GREAT FING ROLE MODELS WE ARE

      • eztalk

        6 whole comments to YOUR name. Again, I smell OFA ,an Ob00ber supporter out to trash Christians?

        So, it's OK to hate on Christians which your post is full of?

        This gay disagrees with you>>>>http://hillbuzz(.)org/the-left-2/the-gaystapo

        The Gaystapo

        One of the Left’s most effective tools is the goon squad of gay party-line enforcers called “The Gaystapo”, a term coined here on HillBuzz(.)org in 2011.

        Gays are used by the Left most often to attack, malign, and
        persecute Christians…as “enemies of the gay community”. The desired impact of this is to depict gays as perpetual victims of bullying by Christians so that other members of the public turn their backs on Christianity in support of these alleged-victims…when, in reality, it’s the gays who are attacking Christians and all of their “righteous indignation” is cover for the fact that gays are just employed as goon squads for the Left in this manner.

        A classic observation of the Left is that they often accuse others of doing whatever bad thing they are actually doing to others themselves. So, when you see gay “community leaders” screaming about Christians bullying or persecuting gays…just know that this is, in reality, an effort on the part of the Left to bully and persecute Christians by using gays as pawns and goons….”


  • Nattibratti

    All because Phil said what he believes in. You asked he told you. Now you do not like him. This is the BESY SHOW on tv.

  • richardanon`

    Anything Phil has to say I am willing to back. God did not come to condemn the world but to save it and this place needs a lot of saving.Hang in there.
    Truth is only popular to those willing to accept it.

  • peace an love

    Phil has a right to his opinion an from what I read out of it he isn't putting anyone down. He is a godly man an the show is awesome. The Robertson's are doing anything wrong. all's he and all of us want is for people to love god, what's wrong with that???

  • leroe

    And yet the meak shall inherit the whorld

  • joe

    take the show off the air. reality tv is a joke. who cares about this so called family

    • leonard

      Why do you watch DD if you do not like it? is it because you don't know what a station selector is?

    • eztalk

      I do and so do 8 to 11 million people, apparently. Or, at least at one time.

  • cold340t

    Funny , the Bible has lots of homoerotica, promiscuity, beastiality, incest, rape and murder. The Pedophiles in the Church system. I would think he would be more understanding, less judgmental. Who needs him to tell me whats right? What happened to “love thy neighbor”Or “judge not ,lest ye be judged”?Thought the Bible was about compassion and understanding. Guess i read the wrong i.e.: non-conservative Bible.

    • eztalk

      So, does a crime story, but that doesn't mean that the “crimes” are OK.

      • cold340t

        Didn't say they were, did I?

  • hp b

    Not to worry.
    The ‘usual suspects’ are on it!

  • Jason Rose

    How is the truth because some guy wrote it in a book… Nobody knows what the truth is I believe in god but I don't believe in a book a man wrote that they say god says this… What you guys fail to see in this magical book is god loves all his kids. U think he would give up on any no. That's like saying my son was a sinner I might as well just give up on him no m still gonna be his father and lead him done the right path not going to give up on him like you guys say GOD does. NO GOD LOVES ALL HIS KIDS NO MATTER WHAT FLAW OR SINS THEY COMMIT.. IF HE IS A REAL FATHER HE WOULDNT GIVE UP ON ANY KIDS. JUST SAYING

    • eztalk

      You're wrong, Jason. We're not robots. We have to make our own decisions. It would do you good to read what the bible says for yourself rather than what someone else has said it says, which is obvious from your lack of understanding. Yes, God loves each and every one of us, but that doesn't mean we are given free reign to do whatsoever we want to do. There are rules that must be followed, else rape/murder/robbery would reign supreme with NO ONE being able to say “this is right” or “this is wrong.”

      Can't you see this?