You know how conservatives were all claiming that the market should decide when it comes to the controversy surrounding Duck Dynasty? That boycotts weren't the American way, and that the people should speak up with their eyeballs and their wallets? It looks like the people have spoken. EW's James Hibberd writes:
Though Duck Dynasty was expected by some to return to its biggest ratings yet after its huge controversy last month, the Louisiana-based reality show returned to lower viewership than its previous two premieres.
Wednesday night’s Duck Dynasty season 5 premiere had 8.5 million viewers. That’s huge for a cable reality show, but down 28 percent from its record-setting fourth season debut in August (11.8 million). It’s also slightly down from the show’s third season premiere in February last year (8.6 million).