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“Bates Motel” Ratings Hold Steady Following Buzzworthy Episode

Disproving the notion that last week’s ratings rebound was a dead cat bounce, A&E’s “Bates Motel” mirrored the performance for this week’s episode.

Benefiting from immense buzz over last week’s installment, which featured a distressed Norman taking on the iconic Norma persona, Monday’s episode held steady with a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating.

Its viewership average, meanwhile, registered at a slightly improved 2.27 million.

After premiering to a series high 1.3 rating, “Bates” slipped to consecutive series lows. Though the numbers remain below their comparable season one segments, they reflect a welcome resurgence from the recent period of lows.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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