Predict the Ratings for the Premiere of 'Bates Motel' - Poll

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March 18th, 2013

Bates Motel

Tonight, the much hyped new drama series Bates Motel premieres on A&E. The question is whether it will be the next big cable hit. For comparison, The Americans premiered to a 1.2 adults 18-49 on January 30, rating while the series premiere of Longmire, A&E's most recent scripted drama, garnered  a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating last June.  How do you think Bates Motel will fare? Make your prediction below.

  • Igwell Predicts…

    …over 2.0 because it’s on that Duck Dynasty channel

  • aw

    its up against the series finale of deception (nbc), returning new show of castle (abc), new show of hawaii5-0 (cbs) and syfy’s lost girl all of which has a part of the regular viewership. side note: good bye deception and bree williamson…welcome back castle

  • KarenM

    0.6 – Crash and Burn – It looks horrid!

  • Scandalfan

    I’ll give it between 1.2 and 1.5. I’ll give it a try tonight for sure.

  • Petar Ivanov

    @0.6 – Crash and Burn – It looks horrid!

    I think will premiere better than this and than will collapse. Its bad. Not for me. The Americans is way better but not big demo too.

  • Leondre

    No poll for DWTS?

  • Red Jane

    I have low hopes for this certainly nothing near 1… and likely to drop significantly after the initial premiere buzz

  • Fred

    I’m a big fan of Psycho 1 and 2. But not that interested in this for some reason.

  • greyfm_dan

    A&E is certainly propping the show with scheduling–premiering after 2 new long-awaited eps of ‘Storage Wars,’ and a Wednesday encore after 2 new ‘Duck Dynasty’ eps.

    Still, most of A&E’s success has come from unscripted programs as of late, and that’s what people now know them for. I expect ‘Bates’ will get a decent first-week sampling (I’d guess around 1.4-1.7), but fall from there.

  • JMM

    It’s gonna be the new Walking dead in a few Seasons :D

  • Jenny

    I think Bates Motel will be very young skewing, so if it only got a 0.6 I’d be shocked.

    I’ve just finished the pilot episode, and it was very impressive and dark.Honestly, one of the best pilots I’ve seen in a while.

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  • cimmer

    I’m hoping 1.8 for the first ep at least just from the people checking it ou who are curious if nothing else (and hopefully it will be good and they’ll stick around). It looks very interesting.

  • debsafan

    I want to watch it, but it comes on the same time as 2 other shows I watch. Only have 1 VCR. Hope it does well.

  • Mark3

    Record breaking!! Psycho movies are amazing

  • Katie

    Can’t believe some people have said that they had never heard about the show until today. Really? I’ve been seeing previews for it for a few weeks now and every time I watch tv, I see at least 3 previews. It’s been promoted a lot online too and in theaters. I think it will do well since it’s a story most people already know about, the previews are very effective because it definitely looks creepy.

  • Melissa

    This series was heavily promoted, and has a lot of buzz. I’m hoping for the rating to be in the upper 1’s at least. Tonight’s episode was probably the best pilot I’ve seen since Desperate Housewives.

  • beegun


    Hopefully it does well. Loved the pilot!

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