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Payback: A&E's Ratings Droop Post 'Duck Dynasty' Suspension
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:34:50 PM »

Payback: A&E's Ratings Droop Post 'Duck Dynasty' Suspension

by Breitbart News 27 Dec 2013

The long-term fallout from A&E's suspension of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson remains to be seen. What we can view now is a quick, sizable ratings stumble following said the suspension.

    According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, in the days after the Duck Dynasty patriarch was benched for his anti-gay remarks to GQ writer Drew Magary, A&E experienced a significant downturn in its deliveries. In the week of Dec. 16-22, A&E averaged 1.51 million viewers in prime time, down 13 percent from 1.73 million in the year-ago period.

The target demos took a bigger hit, as adults 25-54 dropped 22 percent to 678,000, while members of the 18-49 set fell 18 percent to 646,000.

    Total-day deliveries also slumped, as overall viewers were down 11 percent to 792,000, while adults 25-54 dropped 20 percent to 361,000. A&E’s standing among adults 18-49 declined 15 percent to 367,000.

Fans of the reality show smash still don't know if Duck Dynasty will continue on A&E in the new year even though the bulk of the show's fifth latest season are already in the can.
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