MEET THE ROBERTSON CREW
Duck Dynasty is reality television series on A&E.
The reality series portrays the lives of the Robertson family, who became wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander.
The West Monroe, Louisiana business makes products for duck hunters, primarily a duck call called Duck Commander.
The Robertson men—brothers Phil and Si, and Phil’s sons Jase, Willie, and Jep—are known for their long beards and their Christian views.
The family was previously featured on the series Benelli Presents Duck Commander and its spin-off Buck Commander, which still airs on the Outdoor Channel.
The show has broken several ratings records on both A&E and cable television as a whole.
The fourth season premiere drew 11.8 million viewers; the most-watched nonfiction cable series in history.
In mid-December 2013, controversy from an interview Phil Robertson gave to GQ Magazine resulted in an indefinite suspension by A&E, due to remarks he made which were being widely reported in the media as “anti-gay”. Following public pressure on A&E to lift the suspension, he was reinstated nine days later.
The show had $80 million in advertising sales for the first nine months of 2013, and merchandise has generated another $400 million in revenue.