Burn Notice: Seventh & Final Season Ratings

burn notice final seasonIt’s the end of the road for Burn Notice on USA. The TV show is finishing this summer after seven seasons on the air. Will the ratings be strong enough for the cable channel to regret the decision to end the series or will they be low enough for them to regret giving the show one last round? We shall see.

Revolving around a former federal agent, Burn Notice features the talents of Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Coby Bell, and Sharon Gless. The series airs on Thursday nights and there are 13 episodes.

Below are the most recent ratings. These figures will be updated as the weeks progress:

Final season averages: 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.71 million total viewers.

Episode 07-13: Thursday, 09/12/13
1.3 demo rating (+8% change) with 4.97 million (+31% change).
Season averages: 1.04 in the demo with 3.71 million.

Episode 07-12: Thursday, 09/05/13
1.2 demo rating (+33% change) with 3.79 million (+4% change).
Season averages: 1.02 in the demo with 3.60 million.

Episode 07-11: Thursday, 08/22/13
0.9 demo rating (-10% change) with 3.64 million (0% change).
Season averages: 1.00 in the demo with 3.58 million.

Episode 07-10: Thursday, 08/15/13
1.0 demo rating (0% change) with 3.66 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.01 in the demo with 3.58 million.

Episode 07-09: Thursday, 08/08/13
1.0 demo rating (0% change) with 3.69 million (+3% change).
Season averages: 1.01 in the demo with 3.57 million.

Episode 07-08: Thursday, 08/01/13
1.0 demo rating (0% change) with 3.60 million (+18% change).
Season averages: 1.01 in the demo with 3.55 million.

Episode 07-07: Thursday, 07/25/13
1.0 demo rating (+43% change) with 3.063 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 1.01 in the demo with 3.55 million.

Episode 07-06: Thursday, 07/18/13
0.7 demo rating (-30% change) with 2.86 million (-6% change).
Season averages: 1.02 in the demo with 3.63 million.

Episode 07-05: Thursday, 07/11/13
1.0 demo rating (-9% change) with 3.04 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.08 in the demo with 3.78 million.

Episode 07-04: Thursday, 06/27/13
1.1 demo rating (+22% change) with 3.87 million (+14% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 3.97 million.

Episode 07-03: Tuesday, 06/20/13
0.9 demo rating (-25% change) with 3.40 million (-21% change).
Season averages: 1.10 in the demo with 4.00 million.

Episode 07-02: Tuesday, 06/13/13
1.2 demo rating (0% change) with 4.29 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 1.20 in the demo with 4.30 million.

Episode 07-01: Thursday, 06/06/13
1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.32 million total viewers.
Season average: 1.20 in the demo with 4.32 million.

Year-to-year, the start of the season was on-par in the demo but up by 12% in viewership (vs 3.87 million).


Reference point: The 18 episodes of the sixth season averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.95 million total viewers.

Cable ratings are typically released within a day or so of the show’s airing, except for in the case of weekends and holidays. They are sometimes harder to come by so there may be occasional delays or gaps.

What do you think? Do you still like the Burn Notice TV series? Are you sad that it’s ending or do you think it’s time to say goodbye?

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47 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Oledad says

    Best by far show on TV. So sorry its over. Best ending to a series….Tell him the truth…My name is Michael Weston….I used to be a spy…

  2. says

    So sorry to see the show go. It is one of the best written, best directed and best acted shows on television. As usual, the network decides to cancel it.

  3. beck says

    Well, Again, the best show on TV is over. Cable didn’t know how powerful this show was . I have at least 40 friends who thought the episodes were wonderful. Every actor put their heart and soul
    into it. It’s sad to see it go, I DVR it when it went out of town, and if I missed it, I was Pissed! To the entire cast, GREAT JOB, It was like a new age Mc Gywver! If you are old enough to remember that show? So, Farewell our friends, we will miss you, Madeline, you ROCKED! loved your acting and please have a Mojito on me! Love you all, and by the way thanks for the crying eyes I wore around all day!!! Love you all will miss your brilliant show, Your Greatest Fan Poenix AZ.

  4. BJ RYAN says

    I absolutely hate this season. It is dark, depressing, boring, joyless, and lacks the fun of the previous seasons. I have loved the show up to this point but they can go away if this is how they want to do things now.

  5. amy says

    I love Burn Notice and will be sad to see it end .The show had just the right amount of action . So much on Tv now is reality shows of idiots . I guess they are much easier to make .

  6. Judy says

    I love Burn Notice, it seems that good shows go away and they replace them with some stupid show that is just plain dumb. Please bring back BURN NOTICE.

  7. Maureen says

    I am so sorry to see this show go!!!! The cast is terrific – and seen to really “get” one another!! It’s seldom that I will tune in EVERY week to see just “what’s happening” on a given show – however, that is exactly what I did. Michael Westin and his “crew” had me from the very beginning. I was especially happy to see SHARON GLESS back on TV – I remember her so well from her “Cagney/Lacey” days! Was the decision to end the show the decision of the cast – or was it that old “nemises” …… RATINGS ????

  8. bob h says

    So sorry to see it go. I have watched from the start.
    Not to much left on TV these days, enough shows on all channels to make up maybe one or two nights of watching if they were all put together. Seems nobody wants to have to think anymore. Most of the new shows are supposed to be comedys, none of which I find worth watching.
    Just my opinion, very sorry to see it go.

  9. richard garrett says

    what will happen to the burn notice cast after the last episode and will they come back in a new version of the old show.

  10. Jim J. says

    The series is probably ending because of rising production costs, and there have been a couple of disputes (in 2008 and 2012) over the Coconut Grove Expo Centre (BN’s filming location), which is slated for demolition to make space for a proposed waterfront park.

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