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'Duck Dynasty' is the new 'Jersey Shore'

Phil Robertson poses with a mouth-blown duck call

Phil Robertson poses with a mouth-blown duck call stars in A&E Network " Duck Dynasty". Credit: A&E Network

Umm, don't tell Morrissey but "Duck Dynasty" is officially one of the hottest shows on TV. It was seen by 8.6 million viewers last night, its third season premiere - which is some kind of crazy - and obliterated the major broadcast networks in those categories the networks love to talk so much about (young adults, etc. etc.) "Jersey Shore" reached this height before falling off a cliff, but there's no indication the "Duck" dudes are even close to such a fate. Expect this number to grow from here...

 The factoids, if you are of a mind to read them, via A&E:

  The 10PM episode garnered 8.6 million total viewers as well as 5.0 million adults 18-49 and 5.0 million adults 25-54. For the hour, Duck Dynasty averaged 8.6 million total viewers, 5.0 million adults 18-49 and 4.9 million adults 25-54, making both episodes the two most-watched series telecasts in network history among all key demos.

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