(Fox News) In 2012, “Duck Dynasty” — a show about our God-fearing, gun-toting, redneck family — swept Middle America. We owned our time slot and had millions of viewers.
Over 11 seasons, we drew viewers from across the country, particularly from the South and the Midwest. We were unconventional for a television family.
We didn’t cuss or drink. We prayed on television. We spoke about God openly. We loved each other and lived out God’s intention for a family as best we could. And as we did, our popularity only rose.
I can’t exactly say why “Duck Dynasty” was so popular, but I have an educated guess.
I reckon the American people were waiting to see a functional family they could identify with, maybe even aspire to. They wanted to see men who were godly men, who worked hard, played hard, taught the gospel in every facet of their lives, and weren’t mocked at every turn by their wives.