Last night was the season premiere of Duck Dynasty, and I must say, I have missed those Robertson boys and their families! While I'm all about a DD marathon, I love new Si one-liners peppered among Willie'santics and Jase and Phil'sdry humor. The episode didn't disappoint as the crew created a surprise wedding with nary a camo tablecloth. I'm shocked! Let's begin, shall we? CHAW!
Jep and Willie are playing Battleship as their wives watch with eyes rolling. Jessica and Korie share a scripted exchange about Phil and Kay's upcoming anniversary. As Willie jokes that the girls will never be able to convince his parents to have a party, Korie suggests planning a surprise vow renewal, and she credits Willie for the brilliant idea. She admits that the best way to get a Robertson man to do what you want is to make them think they came up with the plan in the first place…well, that and sexy time. A second wedding, it is!
Jase, Si, Godwin, and the boy are hanging out in the warehouse, and Missy is blowing up Jase's phone with ideas for the surprise wedding. The men wonder why they need a second walk down the aisle, and we learn that Phil and Kay never had a proper wedding the first time around. Godwin is excited about the idea as long as there is chicken dancing involved. Willie joins the crew in an effort to escape Korie's party to-do list, and Si can do nothing but Indiana Jones his nephew for being so whipped as Godwin yells CHAW in what has to be the worst whip sound ever. Willie denies being a pushover as he hands his credit card to Korie…
It's no surprise that the Duck Dynasty cast would want a big raise from the network, as the show has been consistently blowing up the ratings – and viewer numbers continue to climb all the time. Their reruns bring in more viewers than first airings of any Housewives series in the franchise.
The cast – 9 adults and 11 children – will be getting 4-5x their original paychecks. Deadline Hollywood reports that members of the Robertson family will be raking in $200,000 per episode, which will be split among the show's stars. No word on how much the side players are paid – like Mountain Man, Justin Martin, and John Godwin. Things are a little unclear as to which family members are included in the $200,000, as rumors swirl that the main Robertson men are each earning a large chunk separate from this. So, it's possible the $200,000 is split between the side characters, wives, and kids.
Y'all know I adore the Robertson family, so I am filling up on A&E reruns like Uncle Si fills up on his daily two gallons of sweet tea. In just three seasons, Duck Dynasty has become the number one nonfiction cable series, and the boys are on track to sell more than 750,000 duck calls this year…which is quite the jump from the 60,000 sold in 2011.
Willie, Jase, Si, and brother Phil recently shared the secrets to their success, how they remain grounded, and what's behind their scripted shenanigans…all while cracking jokes of their own. I so love this fam!
Do you need a fix of your favorite Duck Dynasty cast members during the off season? We have two solutions to help get you through – cruising and caroling with the Robertson family!
If you're looking to schedule a family vacation for next summer, you can sail the seas with Willie, Jase, Phil, Uncle Si and the rest of the Robertson crew on the Duck Commander Cruise! The family be hosting a Carnival Cruise next July, departing from Miami and headed to the Caribbean, from July 17 to 21. See all the details below. I'm guessing this will be a bigger hit than the Teresa Giudice New Year's Cruise that never happened…
To get you through the 12 months until the cruise sets sail, you can make your holidays a little brighter with the Duck Dynasty Christmas album, "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas".
Hey Jack! I know this news is going to make some of our readers happy, happy, happy! I'll bet I could name a lot of folks who have already pre-ordered this little gem. Much like his brother Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty's breakout starUncle Si has penned what is certain to be a hilarious best seller.
Known for his stories of 'Nam, his crazy one-liners, and his ever present pitcher of sweet tea, Si has certainly won the favor of the ladies…and he writes about fan proposals in his new book Si-Cology. Soncie, did you ask Si to marry you?
So I have two very exciting things to announce! First, it's Friday! Thank goodness for that small favor, right? And second, it seems that the Robertson family has settled their salary disputes with A&E because Willie just shared that the fabulous family will be back for a fourth season of Duck Dynasty!
I can barely contain my glee. Another season of Si? More episodes of Jase mocking his brother? Countless life lessons from Phil? A plethora of warehouse hijinx? It's going to be amazing.
If you're not watching Duck Dynasty, you're really missing out on fun-filled, family-friendly, drama-free "reality" television. However, I'm guessing that the majority of you ARE watching because season three's one hour finale was record-breaking. A&E's gem garnered 9.6 million viewers making it the most watched show on Wednesday night, blowing normal competitors like American Idol and Survivor out of the water.
Entertainment Weekly has the numbers, and it's truly phenomenal. American Idol only had a 3.3 rating on Wednesday, with Survivor scoring a 2.9 rating. The Robertson's series averaged 8.4 million total viewers per episode this season which is up 95% from its sophomore season, delivering a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49. Clearly, Soncie has been spreading the word to get folks to watch her beloved Si! Numbers like this have catapulted the series to into ratings gold, making it the cable's most watched reality show so far this year. If that wasn't enough, Duck Dynasty is the second most watched show (reality or otherwise!) behind AMC's Walking Dead. Way to go, Robertsons, and keep it coming!
To celebrate the monumentous occasion, A&E tweeted the above picture. It's proof positive that you can never, ever have too much camo.
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