Duck Dynasty season four has received a premiere date from A&E Networks. Fans of the Monroe, Louisiana, family will be able to catch up with them on August 14 at 10 p.m. EST.
In a Tuesday press release, the network stated that it would bring Duck Dynasty back with a one-hour season premiere that finds the ladies enlisting Uncle Si to “distract Phil and Kay by taking them on a walk down memory lane while Willie, Jase and Jep set-up a surprise vow renewal for their 49th anniversary.”
“But true to form,” the release adds, “Si recalls things differently.”
According to TV By the Numbers, the third season finale of Duck Dynasty claimed 9.6 million total viewers; 5.6 million adults (ages 25-54); 5.5 million adults (ages 18-49); and 2.6 million adults (ages 18-34), making the episode the “most-watched series telecast in A&E history among all key demos.”
The third season as a whole averaged 8.4 million total viewers and was second only to AMC’s The Walking Dead.
What’s even more amazing is that the previous record-breaker for A&E ratings was for Duck Dynasty’s second season finale, which drew what was then considered an impressive 6.5 million viewers.
And in March, the series had even passed up American Idol for social media hits.
(It’s also demonstrated a clear upward trajectory in the ratings game as Idol has gone nowhere but downhill since Simon Cowell left the series.)
In March, sources stated that members of the Robertson family, including Si and his brother Phil and Phil’s sons, were looking to get more than $200,000 per episode from production company Gurney Productions in order to come back for the fourth season.
More on that situation here:
Apparently, Gurney and A&E saw the benefits, and now fans of the Duck Commander can get ready for what’s sure to be another successful run.
Are you a Duck Dynasty fan? Will you be watching when the Robertsons return on August 14?