19 December 2013 9:34 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robinson famously skipped the interview for Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People special, saying he’d rather shoot ducks than do the sit-down. If he’d only done the same with the GQ interview… Last night, Walters’ final 10 Most Fascinating People special, which featured the rest of the Duck Dynasty clan on the day of the huge controversy surrounding Phil Robinson’s anti-gay comments in a GQ interview that led to his suspension from the hit A&E show, drew a 2.1 in adults 18-49 and 8.8 million total viewers. It was on par with last year’s special in 18-49 and up 16% in total viewers to log its largest audience in three years. The 90-minute special was the highest rated Wednesday program by a mile, winning the night for ABC. Fox’s The X Factor also aired its performance finale on a day when one of its personalities, »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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