Does the word "cave" mean anything to A&E? It was clear that the Robertsons were sticking together and it is now clear that A&E does value ratings and advertising dollars.

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Duck Dynasty averages 14.6 million viewers. That is not something A&E wants to part with. Entertainment Weekly reports "The network hopes the media and fan furor will cool down over the holidays." The new episodes (with Phil Robertson) begin on January 15th. Freedom of speech (and big money) wins again!