Guess the Ratings for Tonight's 'Burn Notice' Premiere (Poll)

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June 6th, 2013


Tonight is the premiere of the seventh (and final) season of spy drama Burn Notice on USA. Though there has been a lot of interest in the final season, the show has the misfortune of premiering against the NBA Finals tonight on ABC. Will it see a dip as a result? Last year, the premiere of Burn Notice notched a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating and the finale earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.



  • Cyrax86

    Yay it’s back!!! I think 1.1-1.2 would be the right prediction.

  • Anna Bones Clarkwood

    I think with USA repeating their original shows multiple times a week that, provided they do so for this episode, that a significant number of casual fans will choose one of those times or dvr to watch it. I don’t think it has enough “must see live – event viewing” whereas the NBA Finals, another male (but also girls who like the hot men) driven show.

    Personally, I might just tune in live to the NBA finals, even a non elimination game 1. I’ve already decided that like Dexter, this is my first year I’m going to binge watch the final season once it ends. I really think that I’ll enjoy them a lot more that way, esp b/c it’s the final season.

    Another very small factor is that since it’s a final season, ratings really don’t matter, it’s not like they will pull the episodes. So, even if Nielsen viewers don’t want to watch NBA, they can choose another show that they like to help boost the Nielsen numbers.

  • Dan S

    The NBA is dead to Seattleites. They let the Sonics get hijacked to Oklahoma in 2008 & when they had a generous offer to buy the Sacramento Kings recently they got shut down cold.
    As for Burn Notice I voted 1.1-1.2 but hopefully it’ll do even better.

  • John A

    Don’t watch or care.

  • merrranga


    i actually like watching week-to-week with my top drama shows (dex, breaking, boardwalk) i kinda like the week of racking my brains to guess what will happen next.

    @Dan S

    Hear, hear! NBA is a business just like any other when i walk around Seattle and see all those ‘bring back’ signs i imagine they said walmart not NBA. same thing really. some seattleites are basically protesting for the opportunity to pay for the opportunity to pay for something!

  • Ram510

    Didn’t Burn Notice reach a 1.5 at sone point last summer?

    And is that 1.0 the finale in the summer or fall?

  • Ram510

    I wouldn’t say NBA is dead here in Seattle. Alot of people want a team to come back here and I still see alot of people were Sonics gear.

    However I would say Seattle isn’t always the most supportive. Seattle will love you when your up (like how the Seahawks did so well this past season) but are never initially optimistic. They always expect their teams to suck or are surprised when they are doing well. Take it from someone who move out here from Oakland, a place where the teams alot of time don’t do well, but the fans would never let anyone bash their teams and they are faithful no matter what. So you could imagine I didn’t have much sympathy when Seattle lost the Sonics.

    But would love for a NBA team to return here. But I feel the people will complain if they do and complain if they don’t. Seattle’s a tough place to keep happy

  • samurai99

    Farewell burn notice. You will be missed.

  • Paul

    Stick a fork in this turkey cause it’s done.

  • TV Viewer

    Seattle is a tough town for professional sports, because the sky is frequently overcast during most of the year, and a lot of the big name sports stars just don’t want to live there. They prefer to live in a town that’s sunny and mild. They will put up with a rough winter, in much of the country, because it will only be cold and snowy for a few months. Seattle has lousy grey skies most of the year.

    In the the 1970’s, the Supersonics won a NBA championship, but, that’s about it for first place finishes for Seattle sports teams. Seattle has never had a Super Bowl or World Series title.

    It’s tough to be a fan in Seattle when the local team has almost no chance to win the Championship game.

  • Meanie

    I say 1.0 – 1.2.

  • Ram510

    @TV Viewer

    Clearly you don’t live in Seattle

  • Noel

    I say 1.3 or 1.4, it is the final season so it should get good numbers.

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