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Burn Notice: Season Six Ratings

22 December 2012 12:15 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Back in 2010, Burn Notice was renewed for seasons five and six. Now that we're in the final season of that renewal, fans are wondering if the ratings will be strong enough to bring it back for a seventh season.

Revolving around a former federal agent, Burn Notice features the talents of Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, and Coby Bell.

Below are the most recent ratings for Burn Notice on USA. The TV show's sixth season ratings are the best way to tell if it will be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season. The series airs on Thursday nights.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season six averages: 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.08 million total viewers. »


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Burn Notice Season 6 Finale Lead In: Reflections and Expectations

20 December 2012 11:01 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The Burn Notice Season 6 Finale has arrived. Tonight we’ll find out what happens to Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), Jesse (Coby Bell) and Madeline (Sharon Gless). But first, let’s take a look back at the season and reflect what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and our expectations on tonight’s two-hour finale, “You Can Run….”

Editor’S Pick: Burn Notice Finale Review – The damage is done

What’s worked

• Burn Notice broke out of its safety zone this season by taking Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) away and for a few episodes we got to see Fi in solo action. She still used her wits, creating makeshift weapons, charming the guards and fellow inmates but she didn’t quite have the backup, the car, nor the right pumps to match those orange jumpers.

• The hunt for Anson Fullerton (Jere Burns) took on a more serious tone, »

- Ernie Estrella

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Burn Notice limps towards its Season 6 Finale

14 December 2012 12:31 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Burn Notice Season 6 Episode 16: Odd Man Out

Burn Notice has been filled to the brim with annoying characters this season. Tom Card (John C. McGinley) was rightfully shot in the head in the mid-season finale, “Means & Ends” and whenever I see Agent Olivia Riley (Sonja Sohn), her one-note overacting makes me want to yank my television off my wall, climb up a flight of stairs to “clean and jerk” it out of my third-story window. I know, I know, Sohn was on The Wire, but can we give her a little more range to work with here? Oh and by the way, we get two hours of her tough girl act in the season finale. But the award for the most annoying character this season – and perhaps all of the seasons – has to go to Colin Schmidt, played by comedian Patton Oswalt

One of Burn Notice‘s staples is »

- Ernie Estrella

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TV on Tap: "Mindy" Scores an "Office" Reunion with B.J.Novak and Viewers Could Create the Opening for "Bates Motel"

6 December 2012 5:06 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

It's the return of Tammy on tonight's Parks & Recreation.


Can an Office reunion with Bj Novak keep my fading interest in The Mindy Project from completely disappearing? (Vulture reports that he'll appear in two episodes.)

One of my favorite TV critics, NPR's Linda Holmes notes the high levels of violence in many of the critical favorites of the past several years.

Disney thinks ratings for Dancing with the Stars dropped this season because viewers tune in for trainwrecks and an All-Star season meant that the dancers were too good. All-Star or not, wasn't that the point of bringing back Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley?

While officially, PBS says it trusts its audience to stick around and wait for new episodes of Downton Abbey when they air stateside, the broadcaster would like to shorten the wait time so that episodes can air soon after their UK debut.

I've loved the »

- LyleMasaki

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TV on Tap: Ryder Strong Isn't a Part of "Girl Meets World," Gay Groups Take on "Dr. Oz" and Is "Spartacus" Getting a Sequel?

29 November 2012 4:39 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

This is how an engagement begins on 30 Rock.


The axes were swinging yesterday. MTV's take on The Inbetweeners won't get a second season, Deadline reported. Meanwhile, Emily Owens, M.D. will end once all thirteen episodes have aired and Fox is burying the last two episodes of The Mob Doctor in an unmarked time slot on Saturday night. I guess time is running out for me to catch an adorable, bespectacled Justin Hartley.

It wasn't all bad news yesterday, ABC ordered five more episodes of Malibu Country. It also ordered more episodes of Last Men Standing... so the bad news came right back.

GLAAD, Glsen and Pflag have issued a joint statement criticizing Dr. Oz for the way he presented ex-gay therapy on yesterday's show.

AMC is taking away our chance to incredulously wonder why a critically acclaimed show like Breaking Bad is followed by Small Town Security since »

- LyleMasaki

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Burn Notice Review: Some Spy That I Used To Know

16 November 2012 12:29 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Picking up seconds after the ending of last week’s return, we hit the ground running on Burn Notice, with Sam confronting Michael about shooting Card. 

I have a new respect for Sam Axe. I've known that Sam has been Michael’s substitute conscious at times, helping him use his powers for good instead of evil. What I wasn't expecting was how personal Sam was going to take Michael’s slip to the dark side.

Even when he felt that Michael had gone "Over the Line" he stood by his friend and tried to lead Olivia Riley on a goose chase. Thankfully, Michael has just as much dedication to Sam and didn't let him. 

Speaking of Riley, she is both the smartest CIA agent Michael has interacted with and the most heartless. Sure, Card tried to have Michael killed, but down deep he cared about him. Riley makes Card and »

- (Jim Garner)

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Burn Notice Round Table: The Return!

12 November 2012 9:40 AM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Burn Notice is back.

The USA Network smash returned last Thursday with two hours of suspense-filled spy action, as Michael learned some disturbing news about his mentor.

Gather around the following edition of the TV Fanatic Round Table now as staffers Jim Garner, Christine Orlando and Miranda Wicker breakdown the latest happenings along with Steven of Burn Notice Fanatic...


What was your favorite scene from "Desperate Measures" and/or "Means & Ends?"

Steven: Michael breaking into the meeting between Card and Tyler. Looks like Michael is the new undead spy. Sorry, Larry.

Christine: Madeleine confronting Tyler about why he killed Nate. Madeleine's strength, anger and grief are just overwhelming and Sharon Gless really amazed me in that scene.

Miranda: These were really heavy episodes, so Sam teaching Amari how to plant a bug was a little bit of breathing room.

Jim: I agree with Christine. I watched the scene with »

- (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Jeffrey Donovan Talks Burn Notice Season 6, His Favorite Villains, How Long He Sees Playing the Character, Directing and More

8 November 2012 9:11 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The hit USA Network drama series Burn Notice is back with its remaining episodes for Season 6.  Already renewed for Season 7, which will likely be the show’s last season, things are on a dark trajectory for Michael Weston (Jeffrey Donovan), that will culminate with a shocking season finale, in which he makes a decision that affects not only his friends, but will be a huge betrayal.  From creator Matt Nix, the show also stars Bruce Campbell, Gabrielle Anwar, Coby Bell and Sharon Gless. During this recent interview to promote the return of the popular TV show, actor Jeffrey Donovan talked about how much fun it is to play so many different cover characters on the show, his favorite villains, maintaining chemistry among the cast, where things are headed with the storylines, how long he sees playing this character, the major challenges in directing episodes of the show, his responsibilities as a producer, »

- Christina Radish

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Burn Notice Review: Burning Down The House of Cards

8 November 2012 8:00 PM, PST | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Keeping the action and the surprises going, we were treated to a second episode of Burn Notice this week, as "Means & Ends" that picked up with the team back in Miami working with Tyler to take down Card.

Of course it wouldn't be the show we all know and love if there weren't a few kinks along the way. Like Fiona taking a job to help her former prison-mate Ayn, who is now out of jail and needing assistance with a dirty cop. 

I knew we would see Ayn again; the character was too much fun for her not to turn up on the outside looking for Fiona. It also came as no surprise that she was having trouble dealing with a shady officer from her past while she attempted to stay on the straight and narrow.

What did surprise me was Detective Garza’s decision to be the honorable »

- (Jim Garner)

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'Burn Notice' renewed for Season 7: Will it be its last?

7 November 2012 4:59 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Burn Notice" has been picked up for a 13th-episode seventh season, the USA Network announced today (Nov. 7).

The long-running spy thriller, starring Jeffrey Donovan as blacklisted CIA agent Michael Westen, "is like a fine wine that gets better with age," said network Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel in announcing the renewal. "Delivering high-octane action, gripping drama and nearly 7 million viewers for the mid-season finale, this veteran series is a proven staple of our portfolio."

When the sixth season of "Burn" returns to Thursday night (Nov. 8) with a special two-hour midseason premiere, Westen and his allies -- including trigger-happy girlfriend Fiona )Gabrielle Anwar), ex-seal Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell), former agent Jesse (Coby Bell), and Westen matriarch Madeline (Sharon Gless) are stranded in Panama and trying to return to Miami.

"I think the audiences are going to be excited about Season 7," Donovan told reporters in a conference call, "to see where »


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Did Falling Skies Bug You? Did Gh's 'TnB' Redo Fall Short? Rookie's Fair Beauty? And More Qs

27 July 2012 2:37 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, here are some queries we’re going to lob at you, from shows including Breaking Bad, Falling Skies, Burn Notice and General Hospital!

1 | Did you hope, just for a second, that Blair would accept Todd’s crazytown proposal — and that maybe Kassie DePaiva would stick around Port Charles — when she visited General Hospital? On a related note, who agrees that Jason Thompson actually looks like he’s been crying as much and hard as Patrick? Way to sell the storyline! Oh, and: Ewen »

- Team TVLine

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‘Burn Notice’ Season 6 Episode 6 Review: Who Got Shot and One Far-Fetched Theory on Who’s Behind It All (Spoilers)

27 July 2012 11:16 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We often joke about Burn Notice being stuck in its formula but we’ve noted that Season 6 has been superbly different with a more serious tone and a focused Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) risking his own life and limbs to get Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) out of jail. TV spots warned us that episode 606, “Shock Wave” would bring death to the show and the inclination is to suspect Agent Pearce (Lauren Stamile) or Agent Card (John C. McGinley) would take the fall because most viewers don’t expect to have a significant death this early in the season. But we didn’t get one big death, we got two.

Agents Pearce and Card would certainly give Michael a duty of loyalty to fulfill, to see to it that their killer would be found if their time was indeed up–we saw how Michael reacted to Max’s death, even though he was framed for it. »

- Ernie Estrella

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'Burn Notice' shocker! Showrunner Matt Nix talks devastating game changer...and what's next in Season 6

26 July 2012 8:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Getting "burned" is nothing compared to the pain Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) & Co. suffered on tonight's (July 26) explosive episode of "Burn Notice."

Major spoilers ahead, so if you haven't seen "Shock Wave" (what's wrong with you?), run away like your hair is on fire.

Rip, Nate Westen (Seth Peterson). Did anyone see that coming? When we accused showrunner Matt Nix of cruelty, he deftly deflected the charges. "When I think about my favorite episodes of shows I love, they tend to be shows that change the game. For me, out of cruelty to characters comes new life."

There is no question that Nate's murder invigorates "Burn Notice," whose central storyline was running out of steam. "We really wanted to put the question of who burned Michael to bed and yet keep the dynamic of show -- so it doesn't become a show about a guy who's resolved his problems and just hangs out in Miami, »


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Emmy Sh*t List! The 10 Emmy Snubs That Piss Us Off Most

26 June 2012 6:59 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I'm always annoyed by people who pretend that award shows are big shams with no integrity because their favorite show/actor/actress is under-rewarded. Here's the thing about award shows: People have to lose. Disappointments are inevitable. It's cowardly to roundly dismiss award shows because there's no one who'll defend their integrity. You get to be the cool one no matter how biased or ill-informed your opinion is. There, I said it.

That said: Man, I am so mad that certain people don't have Emmys! It's "For Your Consideration" season in La, and as we near July's announcement of this year's Emmy nominees, we thought we'd round up 10 screen stars who for some reason have a grand total of zero Emmys. It's a disturbing scenario, and we hope a couple of the snubbees receive compensation at this year's ceremony.

10. Bill Maher

I don't even watch Bill Maher regularly, but I »

- virtel

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'Burn Notice' star Jeffrey Donovan engaged to model Michelle Woods

25 June 2012 2:30 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

"Burn Notice" hottie Jeffrey Donovan is engaged to model Michelle Woods, reports E! Online.

Donovan's USA spy show, currently airing its sixth season on the USA network, costars Bruce Campbell and Gabrielle Anwar as sidekicks to Donovan's discredited ("burned") CIA operative, Michael Westen. Emmy winner Sharon Gless plays his mother, Madeline.

Donovan, 44, and Woods, 20, are planning a summer wedding.

The athletic actor is a regular participant in a number of charity events, including the BMW Pro-Am golf tournament and, with his new fiancée, the Nautica South Beach Triathlon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Burn Notice airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on USA. »


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"Burn Notice" Picks Up its Pace in a Fiery Fifth Season

18 June 2012 2:35 PM, PDT | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Too many formula shows become content to wallow in their weekly procedural structure and never evolve, and so you have to hand it to Burn Notice for their willingness to actually progress Michael Westen’s quest to redeem himself in the eyes of the CIA and take down the network that led to his disavowal. While the fourth season got bogged down in the “weekly client” formula and the introduction of Jesse, the fifth season has no such troubles. This time around the story is a quickly paced sprint to tie up the last loose thread in the conspiracy against Michael that makes excellent use of its increasingly large ensemble cast of Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless, Coby Bell, and newcomer Lauren Stamile. That’s not to say Burn Notice’s fifth season is perfect, but this time around its only real weakness is some episodes with overly corny dialogue. »

- Lex Walker

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‘Burn Notice’ Season 6 Premiere Review: Michael Westen Unleashed

15 June 2012 12:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A few things were noticeably absent from the Season 6 Premiere of Burn Notice last night. There were no covers, no over-the-top accents, and no smiles from Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan). What few jokes Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) threw out went over like lead balloons, because there was simply nothing to joke about. Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) and Sam saw Michael compromising everything he stood for, burning fellow spies, deleting government files; he was doing Anson’s (Jere Burns) work at the snap of his weasel-fingers. Fiona and Sam had enough and came up with a plan that would snap Michael out of his funk and fight back–they might have snapped him a bit too hard.

It was Michael Westen unleashed as he put the Charger into overdrive and showed a side he rarely shows. He lost his cool, and dropped his normally steely-eyed, calm focus. Michael became »

- Ernie Estrella

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DVD Review: ‘Burn Notice’ Season 5 – Michael Reaches The End of The Burn List

14 June 2012 1:50 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

When season 5 of USA’s Burn Notice started, I thought we’d see something different and we did for a little while. Super-spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) had reached the end of his Burn List, and taken care of the people who contributed to his burning with the help of the Us Government. He got a new partner to work with named Max (Grant Show) and became an unofficial member of the C.I.A. – that’s code for if Michael died in the line of duty, no one would know about it. For the first third of the season, not much had changed except that Michael had to follow more rules and guidelines.

Michael still managed to pick up side jobs in his spare time, helping out friends of his friends, Jesse, Sam, and Fiona (Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell, and Gabrielle Anwar) but so much of season 5 resembled prior »

- Ernie Estrella

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AfterElton Briefs: "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," Big Doma News, and John Barrowman is Doggone Adorable

31 May 2012 2:05 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Colin Farrell (above), who is 36, Clint Eastwood is 82, Brooke Shields is 47, Sharon Gless is 69, and Corey Hart is 50. What are your Corey faves? Here are mine: 5. "Everything In My Heart," 4. "Boy in The Box," 3. "It Ain't Enough," 2. "I Am By Your Side," 1. "Never Surrender." You may be thinking "What about Sunglasses At Night?" I'm aware of the song.

Speaking of Corey, he's going to perform at Toronto Pride this year, and is releasing a dance version of his 1988 song "Truth Will Set You Free," which he wrote for a close friend who was struggling with accepting his sexuality.And speaking of Colin, he's joined the voice cast of the upcoming 3D CGI animated film Epic, along with Beyonce, Josh Hutcherson, Amanda Seyfried, and Johnny Knoxville. Scarlett Johansson will play Maggie The Cat in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.Presented »

- snicks

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How close is 'Svu' star Mariska Hargitay to setting Emmy record?

21 April 2012 11:28 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

For the past eight years, Emmy voters have made one thing abundantly clear: they love Mariska Hargitay. With eight consecutive nominations and counting for the "Law & Order: Svu" star, Hargitay is now tied for second place in the battle for the most career Emmy bids for Best Drama Actress. Both Michael Learned ("The Waltons" and "Nurse") and Sharon Gless ("Cagney & Lacey" and "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill") share in Hargitay's wealth of eight bids apiece. So who could possibly have more Emmy nods? Cue the "Murder, She Wrote" theme song. That's right, Angela Lansbury leads with an astounding 12 Emmy nominations in this category. Lansbury played TV's favorite author/crime-fighter Jessica Fletcher on the long-running CBS drama throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Sure, her Emmy honor is slightly diminished when factoring in that she was never able to actually win any of her bids, bu »

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