'Walking Dead' ratings steady ahead of finale; 'Bates Motel' even in week two

It's a good time for horror on cable TV right now, as AMC's "The Walking Dead" continues to draw massive numbers as it approaches the end of Season 3 and A&E's "Bates Motel" proved 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 up over the previous week's 10.84 million. Among adults 18-49, the show slipped slightly to a 5.4, down from the previous week's 5.5 and a low for the second half of Season 3.That's still the top performance in adults 18-49 for the week across all networks. The broadcast leader in 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...



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