Bates Motel: Season One Ratings

bates motel TV show ratingsWhile viewers get a look into the past of killer Norman Bates, A&E is hoping Bates Motel will bring in killer ratings. Will the show end up being cancelled or will it be renewed for a second season? Time will tell.

This TV show serves as a prequel to the Psycho movie. The cast includes Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke, Nicola Peltz, Keegan Connor Tracy, Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, Mike Vogel, and Richard Harmon.

The TV show’s ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. The first season of Bates Motel airs Monday nights and there are 10 episodes.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.75 million total viewers.

Episode 01-10: Monday, 05/20/13
1.2 demo rating (+20% change) with 2.70 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 2.75 million.

Episode 01-09: Monday, 05/13/13
1.0 demo rating (-23% change) with 2.48 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 2.75 million.

Episode 01-08: Monday, 05/06/13
1.3 demo rating (0% change) with 2.71 million (-9% change).
Season averages: 1.23 in the demo with 2.79 million.

Episode 01-07: Monday, 04/29/13
1.3 demo rating (0% change) with 2.99 million (+2% change).
Season averages: 1.21 in the demo with 2.80 million.

Episode 01-06: Monday, 04/22/13
1.3 demo rating (+18% change) with 2.93 million (+10% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 2.77 million.

Episode 01-05: Monday, 04/15/13
1.1 demo rating (+10% change) with 2.66 million (+16% change).
Season averages: 1.18 in the demo with 2.73 million.

Episode 01-04: Monday, 04/08/13
1.0 demo rating (-17% change) with 2.30 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 2.75 million.

UPDATE: Bates Motel has been renewed for a second season of 10 episodes.

Episode 01-03: Monday, 04/01/13
1.2 demo rating (-8% change) with 2.82 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.27 in the demo with 2.90 million.

Episode 01-02: Monday, 03/25/13
1.3 demo rating (0% change) with 2.84 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 1.30 in the demo with 2.94 million.

Episode 01-01: Monday, 03/18/13
1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.04 million total viewers.
Season averages: 1.30 in the demo with 3.04 million.


Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you like the Bates Motel TV series? Do you think that it should be cancelled or renewed for season two?

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28 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Sandra Suiter says

    Bates Motel iws the best,I can’t wait until it comes back on.I never missed an episode.I love it,I could watch it all day long.When does it come back on,I hope soon

      • Paul Bond says

        Bates Motel should be kept on and not cancelled. Its one of the best shows to come along in a long time. Can’t wait for it to start again. Don’t take it off.

  2. Paul says

    No way in hell should it be canceled. Its a great show, just give some time to pick up new folks to watch it.

  3. Gail Evans says

    I can’t wait for the return of bates motel. Please, bring this show back don’t leave us in the dark at lease show the ending what to become of Norman and his mother. thank you

  4. says

    One of the best shows ever to hit TV. The subtle way in which we see Norman lose his sanity is thrilling to watch. I can’t wait for further episodes as he takes on his Mothers identity. His love/hate for her has yet to be established. It would be a terrible injustice to see this show cancelled for at least the next 10 years as Norman/Mother do their deeds. Remember, Norman “wouldn’t hurt a fly).

  5. Rick Sadilek says

    Best drama TV show with great intrigue and new plots every episode. This is a great winning show and should become permanent!

  6. Christine says

    The show has been renewed for a second season as of April 8, 2013 – Season 2 to contain 10 episodes, airing in 2014.

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