Burn Notice wins Best Spy/Espionage Show in Channel Guide’s 2012 Viewer’s Voice Awards

Burn NoticeHomeland might have walked away with all of the hardware at this year’s Emmy Awards, but Burn Notice edged out fellow USA Network drama White Collar to take home the prestigious Viewer’s Voice Award for Best Spy/Espionage Show.

And truth be told, how can you go wrong with a show shot in Miami that features beautiful scenery and people? The star of this action-packed drama is the vastly-underrated Jeffrey Donovan, who plays burned U.S. spy Michael Westen.

While trying to figure out who burned him, Westen teams up with his girlfriend (Gabrielle Anwar), his best friend (Bruce Campbell) and a fellow former spy (Colby Bell) to to chase down bad guys in Miami. Doesn’t get more exciting than this.

Best Spy/Espionage Show — Winner: Burn Notice

Burn Notice/USA Network 38%
White Collar/USA Network 32%
Homeland/Showtime 17%
Covert Affairs/USA Network 14%
Strike Back/Cinemax 2%

Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.

Check out our complete list of 2012 Viewers Voice Award winners!

Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its first-annual Viewer’s Voice Awards in August 2012. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.

Burn Notice photo: Credit: Nigel Parry/USA Network


  1. Burn Notice is JUST GREAT TV !!! The best escapism television. Truly a delight to be entertained by this “COOL CAST of “CHARACTERS”! And USA is Rocking this whole “Blue Sky” marketing strategy. Live in Sunny SOFLA, have not scene Miami look this good. Lived in the Grove for years in the 80’s, when it was cool. BURN BROUGHT BACK THE COOL!!! Trust me!!! City of Miami take note,please. You need Burn… Just sayin’…

  2. I simply cannot believe that Burn Notice has finally received some well deserved recognition by receiving this award. Thank you so much for stating that star Jeffrey Donovan is vastly-underrated; he is outstanding. The entire show and cast is magnificent! You have given me some satisfaction today that I thought would never be realized.

  3. Solid show and production. A keeper! Quality production. Glad to be on set with the Burn Notice cast and crew.

  4. Burn notice is the most Professional Show I have ever worked on. The Cast and Crew are “TOP NOTCH”, we are all hoping for a 7th Season….

  5. Love this show!!!! Absolutely one of the best shows on television. Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, and Bruce Campbell are awesome. This show needs more accolades. Fingers crossed for a 7th season:-)

  6. Congratulations to the Burn Notice Team, well deserved and about time you received this recognition ,This is the best show on TV, Love all the episodes.

  7. It’s so gratifying to see Burn Notice, and especially the extraordinarily talented Jeffrey Donovan, getting the accolades so richly deserved!

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