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Originally posted on Variety:
A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” wrapped a challenging season Wednesday by bouncing back from its two-year lows of the previous week but still coming in well down from last year.
According to Nielsen estimates, the fifth season-ender of “Duck Dynasty” averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 6 million viewers overall. The hourlong episode made A&E the network leader for all of television in the demo from 10 to 11 p.m., and marked week-to-week improvement of 32% in adults 18-49 (from 1.9 rating) and 27% in total viewers .
But compared to the show’s third-season finale in April of last year, it was down roughly 28% in overall viewership (from 9.63 million) and an even bigger 40% in adults 18-49 (4.3 rating). Its fourth-season closer did a 3.5 demo rating and 8.4 million total viewers.
“Duck,” which was embroiled in controversy over the holidays due to derogatory comments about gays and…
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