Morrissey Dust-Up Helps 'Duck Dynasty' To Record Breaking Audience

Nearly 9 million people tuned in to 'Duck Dynasty' for Wednesday evening's third-season premiere, A&E's biggest audience ever. The show - about the Robertson family who make products for duck hunters - is now the No.1 rated nonfiction series on cable this year, a remarkable feat, reports the Washington Post.

The show premiered one night after the Duck Dynasty cast appeared on Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late-night show, following a very public dust-up with former Smiths singer Morrissey. Both were invited onto Kimmel's late night show, though Morrissey - a well-known animal rights campaigner - cancelled, calling the Robertsons "animal serial killers." That night on his show, Kimmel said he respected Morrissey's position but that he was unwilling to dump the Robertsons because "they have guns and Morrissey doesn't." He concluded that the Manchester-born singer "keeps finding ways to depress us." 

The whole furore worked out well for Duck Dynasty, which had more activity across social-media platforms than American Idol, also drawing a bigger television audience. The show has only been bested by the likes of The Bachelor, Modern Family and the Academy Awards this week.

MorrisseyMorrissey Cancelled His Appearance On The Jimmy Kimmel Show Over 'Duck Dynasty'

Morrissey, who's had plenty of high profile feuds over animal rights, recently announced plans to play an entirely meat-free show at the Los Angeles Staples Center. He once walked off stage at the Coachella Festival, saying he was put off by the smell of "burning flesh."


Tags: Morrissey


More Morrissey

Dropped or Not, Morrissey Announces European Tour with UK Dates

Despite enduring one of the most difficult periods of his career, Morrissey has announced an extensive European tour with dates in the UK, including a...

Morrissey's Record Label Deny He's Been Dropped, Singer Stays Silent

Morrissey's record label Harvest Records has denied that the singer has been dropped, despite the former Smiths man telling fans that he's on the hunt...

Morrissey Pays Tribute to "Demented Genius" Elaine Stritch

Morrissey is one of numerous high profile stars to pay tribute to the late actress Elaine Stritch, who died on Friday at 89. The singer,...

Famous Excuses Morrissey Has Used To Cancel Shows

Earlier this week, former Smiths frontman Morrissey came under fire from fans after cancelling the remaining dates of his North American tour. The 55-year-old left...


Morrissey Cancels Rest Of US Tour, Blames Opening Act Kristeen Young For Illness

Morrissey has left thousands of US fans disappointed!The remainder of the singer's US tour has been cancelled due to a respiratory infection, he contracted in...

Started Something I Couldn't Finish: Morrissey Cancels US Tour After Virus

Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour after being "rushed" to hospital in Boston for a respiratory infection. The former Smiths frontman was...

Morrissey Teams Up With Pamela Anderson for 'Earth is the Loneliest Planet'

Morrissey has enlisted the help of Pamela Anderson for a spoken word video for new single Earth is the Loneliest Planet. The famous animal rights...

What's Morrissey's New PETA Video All About?

In what is possibly the least surprising collaboration of the year, legendary singer/songwriter Morrissey has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals...



Morrissey Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Morrissey

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All