The curtain is about to come to a close for the Bates Motel TV show on A&E. There’s no need to worry that this series will be cancelled any longer and the series’ creators have been allowed to bring the story to a conclusion. The ratings have been dropping for awhile. Will Bates Motel go out with a ratings rebound or, will they drop even lower? Stay tuned.
Set in the small town of White Pine Bay in Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a troubled young man, Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), and his unique relationship with mother, Norma (Vera Farmiga). The A&E series also stars Max Thieriot, Nestor Carbonell, and Olivia Cooke. Recurring players include Kenny Johnson, Ryan Hurst, Rihanna, Brooke Smith, Isabelle McNally, and Austin Nichols.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
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Note: The season premiere also aired on Lifetime which attracted a 0.11 in the demo with 291,000 viewers.
For comparisons: The fourth season of Bates Motel averaged a 0.55 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.45 million total viewers.
What do you think? Do you like the Bates Motel TV series? Would you have watched a sixth season?