The series created by Matt Nix and starring Jeffrey Donovan averaged a 1.3 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 4.97 million viewers overall, rising about 1 million viewers from its penultimate episode of last week, which went up against the first NFL game of the season.
The last time “Burn Notice” drew a larger audience than Thursday was midway through its fifth season in 2011, when it bagged 5.21 million.
The show’s largest same-night audience came in 2009 with its midseason finale, which drew about 7.4 million same-night viewers (and swelled to about 9 million with full-week DVR playback).
“Burn Notice” premiered in June 2007 and celebrated its 100th episode earlier this year. That leaves “Psych” as the longest-running scripted program on USA