unlikely hit Duck Dynasty returns for its fourth season on Wednesday, August 14, the network announced this morning, while salary talks with the Robertson clan continue. Back in April, the Season 3 finale logged an average of 9.6 million viewers – a record for the series and the network. The season ender was up 48% over the 6.5 million who watched the Season 2 finale on December 5, 2012. With a 4.3 rating, it was the highest-rated show on both cable and broadcast Wednesday, easily beating American Idol’s 3.2 that night. The starring Robertson clan had been demanding an increase in salary to as much as $200,000 per episode.