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“Bates Motel” Premieres To Decent Ratings Monday

It is by no means the next big cable sensation, but A&E’s “Bates Motel” got off to a solid ratings start Monday.

The series, which serves as a loose prequel to the “Psycho” horror franchise, attracted a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating with 3.04 million viewers Monday.

Among adults 18-49, “Bates” was cable’s fourth-best-performing show (behind ESPN’s Heat-Celtics game, WWE RAW and “Teen mom”) and its top performer among scripted series.

In its pre-air review, Headline Planet said that the “Bates Motel” premiere works best when focused more on character than the horror/suspense component.

Written by Brian Cantor

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