Season 5 of 'Duck Dynasty' premiered on Wednesday night on A&E and the show took a big hit in the ratings Wednesday night.

In the off season, there was turmoil with Phil Robertson's comments and other drama associated with the show.  Maybe that is why the show took a big hit in the ratings Wednesday night.

TV Line reports that 8.5 million people tuned in for the fifth season premiere of "Duck Dynasty" on Wednesday (Jan. 15), down from 12 million viewers who watched the fourth season premiere.

In the highly sought after age demographic of 18-49, only 4.2 million tuned in.

When Phil Robertson insulted black people and gay people back in December, creating a huge uproar in the media, fans passionately defended the patriarch, but the ratings haven't held up.

Source: Huffington Post

 

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