19 March 2013 1:13 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Just think; if the "Bates Motel" were a real functioning business and Norman and his mom weren't fictitious characters and if the enormous amount of eyes that were glued to A&E's TV series of the same name could be translated into actual guests, the duo would be rich and opening Bates Motels everywhere!

In a perfect world, I tell you!

In any event last night the A&E series "Bates Motel," which is based upon the early exploits of one Norman Bates and his mother, Norma, scored Huge, drawing 3 million viewers in its 10 p.m. timeslot and becoming the network’s most-watched original drama debut to date in key demos. Including its encore broadcast later Monday night, "Bates" drew 4.6 million viewers for the night, including 2.4 million adults 18-49.

Read our "Bates Motel" review here.

A&E's “Bates Motel,” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights »

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