Television

"Duck Dynasty" Premiere Ratings Steady, Beat Everything on ABC, NBC Except "Modern Family"

8.5 million tuned in

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The first new episodes of Duck Dynasty since the Troubles of December '13 aired last night, and plenty of people still watched the show. Per Nielsen numbers confirmed by A&E, about 8.5 million tuned in for the two episodes last night, about a half-million viewers short of ABC'sModern Family and bigger than everything else on ABC and NBC last night.