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‘Bates Motel’ Scores Record Ratings for A&E




After fearsome advance buzz in the horror community – and, we'd like to think, partially thanks to it – the long awaited series premiere of Bates Motel scored some of the highest ratings in the network’s history.

According to, the premiere episode of the Psycho prequel series (titled “First You Dream, Then You Die”), which first aired at 10PM Eastern, drew a total of nearly four million viewers overall, which makes it the most-watched original drama series in A&E’s history, surpassing 2011’s Breakout Kings by a wide margin.

If you’re not among that number, maybe you should check out our recap of the first episode and find out what you missed...