Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Question, Thursday 9/12/13: How Many Old Fans Notice the End of Burn Notice?


We're now used to a world where cable dramas can beat almost anything that the broadcasters have to offer. But in the years just before True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones broke through, the cable drama landscape was pretty much run by one network, whose hits were smaller but also much more numerous. And Burn Notice, the show that really kicked off USA's run of "blue skies" dominance in 2007, finally comes to an end tonight. How many old fans notice the end of Burn Notice? That's The Question for Thursday, September 12, 2013.


Burn Notice This Season
1.18 (premiere, 6/6/13, -2% y2y)
1.01 (average, -19% y2y)
0.97 -> 0.95 -> 1.16 (last three weeks)
1.32 (summer 2012 finale)

After toiling away at right around a 1.0 for most of the season, Burn Notice returned to near season high levels for its penultimate week, even as NBC was airing a football game with a double-digit rating. The last big USA series finale was Monk in 2009, and it grew by 50% week-to-week (1.6 -> 2.4) after having its own penultimate week spike (1.2 -> 1.6). TNT's The Closer also vaulted big in its finale about a year ago, from 1.0 to 1.6. There may not be the same kind of anticipation for this one, but it should take another nice step up week-to-week.

Over/Under: 1.55.

No entries accepted after 6:00am ET the morning after the date in the headline. If editing your pick, please leave a separate comment.

15 comments:

Spot said...

I'm going to say a 1.7. I haven't been right yet, but OVER.

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Three for three so far this week and really torn on this one...but my final gut says over.

Spot said...

Under.

Spot said...

No opinion on this. I shouldn't have backtracked yesterday. I will say OVER at a 1.57, but it is a wild guess.

Spot said...

Over. With no real knowledge or reason why.

Spot said...

Under. 1.4 or 1.5.

Spot said...

Over at 1.7

Spot said...

Over

Spot said...

Under.

Spot said...

Under

Spot said...

Under

Spot said...

Under

Spot said...

Also I just realised that may have been far too late, I live in the uk so I have no idea what time is it is the us

Spot said...

UK is currently 5 hours ahead, so your deadline would be 11am BST.

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