"Duck Dynasty" is coming to an end after this current season, according to A&E. At the premiere of this final season, the Robertson family made the announcement in a video so fans can enjoy this season while knowing its the last season. The series will air through January 18, 2017. There will be a short break until March 1, 2017. Then the final episode will be on April 12, 2017. By that time, "Duck Dynasty" will have aired 130 episodes over 11 seasons ending a five-year run for the Louisiana-based Robertson family.

About 'Duck Dynasty'

Who would have thought that a reality show about calling ducks would have lasted as long as it did?

The series was launched in 2012. The show portrays the lives of the Robertson family and their successful business with duck calls. The close-knit Republican family is known for its Christian beliefs. All the men on the show wear long beards. They include Phil, Si, and Phil's sons Jase, Willie, and Jep.

Success of 'Duck Dynasty'

"Duck Dynasty" has been described as one of the biggest hits in the history of cable television and A&E. The show averaged 11.8 million viewers in its fourth season. During the first nine months in 2013, the show earned $80 million in advertising sales. Merchandise generated another $400 million in revenue.

It was touch and go in 2013 when the show came close to cancellation after Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the family, made anti-gay remarks and racial statements about African-Americans in a GQ interview.

Phil's controversial comments made national headlines. Instead of A&E canceling the series, Phil was suspended from his role for nine days.

The show stayed on the air and continued without the head of the family. The show lost ratings after that situation, and it was never able to get the ratings back to where they were before.

Even so, "Duck Dynasty" still remains the No. 1 series on A&E among total viewers. So, why is the show ending? Ending the show was a joint decision between the cast and the network. As they say, "All good things must come to an end." Watch "Duck Dynasty" during its last season on A&E.

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