It’s a good time for horror on cable TV right now, with AMC’s “The Walking Dead” continuing to score massive ratings as it approaches the end of Season 3 and A&E’s “Bates Motel” proving its solid series premiere was no fluke.
“The Walking Dead” drew 10.99 million viewers for Sunday (March 24) night’s penultimate episode, which was a slight increase over the previous week’s 10.84 million. Among adults 18-49, the show slipped to a 5.4, a modest decline from the previous week’s 5.5 and a low for the second half of Season 3.
However, that’s still easily the week’s top performance in adults 18-49 across all networks. The broadcast leader among adults 18-49 was FOX’s “American Idol” which drew a 3.6 for the March 20 Top 9 performance show.
Meanwhile, the second episode of A&E’s “Bates Motel” on Monday (March 25) night matched the strong performance in adults 18-49 of its series premiere last week, once again drawing 1.6 million adults 18-49. The show grew in adults 25-54, drawing 1.7 million compared to the premiere’s 1.6 million. But it was down a bit in total viewers, with 2.8 million viewers tuning in for episode 2 at 10 p.m. versus 3 million for the premiere.