“Bates Motel” ratings break network record with 4.6 million viewers

Another premiere, another ratings record for A&E.

Bates Motel premiered last night to 4.6 million viewers, and in breaking down the demographics became the most-watched series debut among adults 18-49 and 25-54 (1.6 million). The comptemporized prequel to the Psycho films, starring Freddie Highmore as a teenage Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as his, um, difficult mother has earned raves from critics and now audiences.

Those who missed the debut episode can catch an  encore presentation at 11pm ET/PT after tomorrow’s episode of Duck Dynasty (good pairing, right?). New episodes of Bates Motel premiere Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates in A&E's "Bates Motel"
© 2011 Credit: Joe Lederer


1 Comment

  1. I’m sorry, I tried to watch it several times on my DVR. I hate every character and I know how he turns out when he grows up. After all I do remember the movie Psycho

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