‘Duck Dynasty’s’ falling viewership: Is stiffer competition to blame?

01.24.14 4 years ago

“Duck Dynasty’s” falling viewership: Is stiffer competition to blame?

The NY Times points out that “Duck Dynasty’s” record-setting numbers last summer came against weak competition. So it could be the anti-gay comments and the tough Winter schedule that is responsible for the decline in viewership.

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