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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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Mary June 30, 2013 at 10:08 am

This show lost its way the lat few seasons. Repeating same hidden big bad guy, mom angry, Fiona telling mike to get out etc etc. Lost its snappy witty loose style took itself way too serious. Glad it’s going off as had nothing fun or innovative anymore to watch anymore.


Nancy June 29, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Would love Burn Notice to go on and on especially it see the happily ever after for Mike and Fiona


Betty June 29, 2013 at 7:49 am

I absolutely love burn notice always look forward to summer.. So so sorry to see this one come to an end. I’ve been watching all the reruns. Not one , ever disappointed. Always exciting and intriguing.


Linda P June 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I like Burn Notice better than NCIS, still don’t understand their top spot. Mm, guess
It’s the head slaps. Hope USA changes its mind. Darn, where else can
I find out what to do if I’m “Burned.”


Debbie June 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

USA Network has some of the best shows, but Burn Notice was at the top! Can’t believe they are taking Burn Notice off. I hate to say this but I hope their ratings go down without Burn Notice. That was the only show I looked forward to each week. Guess I will buy the Burn Notice DVD’s and watch them over and over instead of watching USA Network!


Charlene June 22, 2013 at 2:17 am

Please do not let burn notice end. One of the best shows on tv.please renew


karl June 21, 2013 at 12:15 am

I am extremely sad to see burn notice is on its final season. I became a faithful fan since the third season…I own all the seasons on dvd except season six…just haven’t gotten it yet. I think burn notice is the coolest show ever created. The final episode will be a very sad day.


laura June 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I am really sorry to see this show end. my husband and I look forward to seeing it all the time and I could watch re-runs over and over. I don’t understand why they are taking this show off of the air. it is a great show and I can’t believe they would take this off and keep other ones one. this has made me disappointed that despite the high rating, that they would take it off the air. I know they will be sorry when viewing drops when this show goes off the air, or maybe they will realize what a mistake they are making before it ends..we can only hope.


jerry June 15, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Yet another “must see” or ‘appointment tv” show bites the dust. With all the horrible shows now airing, this, as well as a few other USA shows, NCIS (both) & “Hawaii Five-O” are about the only shows I care to watch. I hope the fuzzy rumor re: a spinoff w/ Sam & Jessy are true. Sure gonna miss the gang…I wish I had friends like Michael.
Being “in the business” I can only surmise perhaps it became too expensive to produce, or, just maybe Jeffrey and /or Gabrielle are tired and had enough. At least I can still catch quality reruns on CLOO, USA, ME-TV, COZI-TV and Antennae TV .


Amy June 14, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I love this show and really don’t want it to end!!! I would love for it to be renewed for another season!!!


Linda June 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I have always lookesd forward to a new season of Burn Notice. I will miss it. This Showv will orobably be replaced with another piedce of TV Cr–!


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E. Beck June 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

I enjoy ALL the cast of characters on Burn Notice as the show is very entertaining. Whenever, there’s a marathon of Burn Notice I watch. No mater how often I watch it, it continues to be entertaining.
Burn Notice is 1 of “VERY” few shows on tv that continually remains entertaining. USA will loose 1 viewer if Burn Notice doesn’t return.


Annie June 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

I love this show, I will miss it. I watched the marathon of all episodes on the Cloo network for the past four days. Now I know much more about the series, things I missed along the way. I will miss Michael’s team.


texasbelle1021 June 11, 2013 at 11:49 am

What a same, this was a great TV series!


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