Duck Dynasty season 6 wraps up on A&E on August 13 with an episode titled Lake Boss.
Season 6 premiered on June 11 and had 10 episodes. Episodes 9 and 10 will air on Wednesday, for a one-hour season finale.
According to the description for Lake Boss:
“Jase plans a trip to the lake when Korie seeks ideas for celebrating Willie’s birthday; Phil and the grandchildren hunt for a raccoon that has taken up.”
Fans are wondering whether the show will be renewed for another season or canceled.
There’s no official word yet, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It sometimes takes weeks or even months after a season ends for official confirmation of a renewal or cancellation.
But the ratings have slipped this year, hitting a low of 3.4 million in episode 8 on August 6.
The show premiered back in March 2012 with only 1.8 million viewers, but climbed to 2.5 million by the end of the season.
Season 2, running from October through December that year, found 6.4 million viewers at the season finale, and season 3 in early 2013 climbed to about 8.5 million per episode. Season 4 in August through December last year his almost 12 million viewers in its premiere, although it later dipped to as low as 7.3 million.
Season 5 saw a big dropoff, down to as low as 4.7 million viewers.
This season has been the worst since season 1, with just the premiere above 4 million viewers.
Then again, even while the show has dipped when compared against itself, it’s held strong against competition. On July 17, for example, the show came in with 3.7 million viewers over all–but most importantly, with 1.4 million in the coveted 18-49 age bracket, the best for the night.
It has been at the top in both overall viewers and for that bracket all season.
So while the numbers have dipped, it’s likely the show will be renewed.