‘Duck Dynasty' Returns to Series-High 3.8 Million Viewers

A&E Show Scores Triple-Digit Gains over First-Season Audience, Demo Averages

A&E's Duck Dynasty saw series high ratings for its second season premiere, averaging 3.8 million total viewers for back-to-back episodes on Wednesday night.

Duck drew 2.4 million viewers in the adults 25-to-54 demo and 2.3 million persons 18 to 49. Versus its season one average, the season premiere was up 111% in total viewers, 118% in adults 25 to 54 and 109% among persons 18 to 49.

The series also grew in viewers throughout the hour, with the 10 p.m. premiere drawing 3.7 million total viewers and 3.9 million viewers for the 10:30 p.m. episode. Compared to its first season finale last May, the total audience was up 46%.