The Real Reason Why Duck Dynasty Went Off The Air

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Ratings Dips, Rumors, And More

Duck Commander | Photo Credit Instagram

After 11 seasons, Duck Dynasty finally went off the air despite having a five-year run as the most-watched nonfiction series in cable history. Some point to the dip in ratings coupled with the cast’s hectic schedules as the culprit behind the cancellation.

In 2013, Duck Dynasty actually beat out the American Idol finale and then the following year, the show broke four more records. However, the controversy surrounding the show continued during the run.

Some of this revolved around Phil Robertson’s comments to GQ when he was asked about homosexuality and the bible. Which surprised no one.

Phil Robertson Speaks To GQ

Duck Dynasty | Photo Credit A&E

Fox News writes:

“In Dec. 2013, family patriarch Phil Robertson was suspended by A&E after he made offensive comments during an interview with GQ. He was eventually reinstated and continued to appear on the show, but some viewers stopped tuning in. Only 4.6 million viewers watched the show’s sixth season premiere.”

“A wedding episode helped the show rebound slightly in 2015, but the downward trend continued for the most part, and Season 10 premiered to just 1.3 million viewers.”

“Meanwhile, the cast members got increasingly busy outside of the A&E show, and it was apparent they had plenty of business opportunities that did not involve the declining show.”

Books, Speeches, And More

Sadie Robertson | Photo Credit Instagram

Willie and Korie’s daughter, Sadie Robertson, continues to be in the news and does speaking tours, regularly sharing her views on faith and family. She also participated in Dancing with the Stars and even made a movie cameo in I’m Not Ashamed.

Her dad, Willie, did some campaigning for President Donald Trump and wrote a book, alongside Uncle Si, Miss Kay, and John Luke, who also published books due to the success of the show.

A&E officially announced, “After 5 years, 130 episodes and one of the biggest hits in the history of cable, the Robertson family and A&E jointly decided that Duck Dynasty, the series, will come to an end after this season.”

What was your favorite part about watching Duck Dynasty?

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  • Brenda Altizer

    The people who didn’t like what phil. Say about. Woman with woman amd men with men the bible say it’s abomination ageist god .. do think yea think yea go to heaven yea wii go straight to hell . Sister in Christ brenda. Roberts

    • Anonymous

      UUUHM…WHAT DID YOU SAY?

  • Anonymous

    I really admired their show due too the Christian part of it .I miss it alot .people who pray together with stay together. And that’s a awesome family .I guess A&E would rather have someone on their channel that cussed and use God name in vein. I think you should be ashamed of take them off people like myself likes too see good Christian shows .I think they should be brought back .I don’t watch nothing on A&E anymore. Come on people stand up its wrong too be gay read your Bible.i agree with Phill and those that think he’s wrong do you think God’s wrong I sure don’t .We all will Stan before are lord and he’s the judge. Better Read your Bible.

    • PattyYeager

      True

  • I really liked the show. Still enjoy it. Bought all the videos. Esp. Liked the closing prayer time at the end of every show. The show shows that Christians can have good clean fiberglass no regrets. Wished it was on a different station as we do not have cable and can’t afford Dish

  • Donna spicer

    I miss that show it’s been my favorite show I watched them every day I had the DVD and it’s ashamed that it was taken off because thay believe in the Bible and stand by the Bible

  • THERESA

    I DO LOVE THE SHOW DUCK DYNASTY , AND IT A SHAME IT A AND E WANTS CUSSING AND USING GOD NAME IN VAIN, AND ON ANOTHER NOTE , I DONT JUDGE I HAVE SEVERAL FRIENDS WHO ARE GAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN BUT IT DOES STATE IN THE BIBLE MEN AND MEN DO NOT BELONG THAT WHY GOD FLOODED THAT CITY, JUST SAYING IS ALL. DUCK DYNASTY IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE SHOW , BC THE ARE CRISTEN SHOW, I THANK GOD FOR THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE SHOWS LIKE THAT ON ANYMORE. PERSONALY I THINK THEY TRYONG TO GOD OUT OF EVERYTHING BUT ITS NOT HAPPEN BC GOD IS EVERYTHING ,SORRY TO SEE SHOW ENDED. AMAZING FAMILY THEY ARE , IM WITH PHIL ON THIS SUBJECT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL .

  • Anonymous

    I loved the way they put God first in everything!!!

  • I prayed or showed reverence at the end of every show when they prayed. I was so happy to see a show that showed faith in GOD. To me, with DD being so highly rated and showing a family with faith should have told A&E volums about it’s viewing audience and what they wanted to see.

    The words Phil said were not his words but the word of GOD.

  • Anonymous

    We love the show need to put it back on it dont matter y yall took it off i got every move made with them tho i would have more but know yall took them from us funs

  • PattyYeager

    I love the Roberson and Miss the show a lot, can you please show reruns

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