James Hibberd
November 08, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EST

The most-watched TV show on cable Wednesday night was … Duck Dynasty?

Okay, let’s try that again.

The highest-rated TV show in the adults 18-49 demographic last night was …

Again? Really?

Yes, that A&E reality series about the millionaire family of Louisiana duck call makers firmly beat out FX’s critical-favorite high-concept shock-fest American Horror Story in both metrics.

Duck delivered 3.6 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating, compared to AHS‘s 2.6 million and a 1.5. Like AHS, Duck Dynasty airs in the 10 p.m. hour, along with another red state favorite, Discovery’s Moonshiners (3.1 million, 1.5), which also does really well.

Duck Dynasty has been doing great on Wednesday nights, so this performance isn’t really shocking, but it’s fun to compare these two very different shows, apples to ducks.

UPDATE: From the comments it seems not all of you are familiar with Duck Dynasty. Well, we must remedy that. You have to know your viewing options, America. Here’s a clip:

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