After being a ratings hit for A&E in its first season, Bates Motel saw a significant drop in the ratings in season two. Will the numbers continue to drop this time around? Cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
Set in the small town of White Pine Bay, Oregon, Bates Motel tells the story of a teenage Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother Norma (Vera Farmiga). Others in the cast include Max Thieriot, Olivia Cooke, Nestor Carbonell, Kenny Johnson, Nicola Peltz, Ryan Hurst, Tracy Spiridakos, Kevin Rahm, and Joshua Leonard.
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.
Final season averages: 0.73 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.80 million total viewers.
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For comparisons: The second season of Bates Motel averaged a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.3 million total viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers and are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Bates Motel TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fourth season?