Ratings: “Bates Motel” Slips For Second Rihanna Appearance, Shower Scene

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Last week’s “Bates Motel,” which featured guest star Rihanna’s first appearance, posted gains in adults 18-49 and total viewership.

This week’s episode, which featured her second appearance, endured slight declines.

According to live+same-day data posted by Showbuzz, this Monday’s “Bates” drew a 0.45 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.30 million viewers.

The previous installment garnered a 0.48 in the demo and 1.36 million in viewership.

Entitled “Marion” (after Marion Crane, played by Rihanna), this week’s episode featured the show’s twist on the iconic shower murder scene from “Psycho.”

Written by Brian Cantor

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