It’s easy to see why everyone loves Duck Dynasty—it’s practically Beverly Hillbillies: The Reality Show. The series surrounds a family that became multi-millionaires from the sales of their duck call fabrications, and the finale became A&E’s highest-rated telecast ever when it pulled in 6.5 million viewers last week.
Duck Dynasty has a simple concept, but its success can undoubtedly be attributed to the same reason that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is successful. Here is a family that, despite fame and riches, hasn’t changed one bit. They still love each other, they still accept each other's respective quirks, and they’re content with making a simple, honest living. The Robertson fam may make fools out of themselves on reality TV, but one gets the sense it’s not just an act for the cameras—this is them, and they make no apologies about it.
Furthermore, they’re hilarious, and everyone loves watching other people make fools of themselves on camera.