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Missing: Will It Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

cancelled or season two Missing TV showEarlier this year, ABC introduced a thriller series called The River. It wasn’t a ratings success and will surely be cancelled later this month. Now, the network is trying an action show called Missing. Will this one fare any differently?

Missing follows Becca Winstone (Ashley Judd), a former CIA operative who’s made a new life for her herself as a single mother and a florist. She agrees to let her son Michael (Nick Eversman) study abroad but, a few weeks into his trip, he disappears and she suspects foul play. Becca arrives in Rome and begins piecing together the clues and it isn’t long before the kidnappers realize they’ve picked a fight with the wrong woman. The cast also includes Cliff Curtis, Tereza Voriskova, Adriano Giannini, and Sean Bean.

The series debuted on March 15th and attracted a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.6 million total viewers. That wasn’t a bad performance considering that Missing was airing opposite American Idol and the hyped return on NBC’s Community. CBS was airing a low-rated NCAA Basketball game instead of their usual sitcoms.

In week two, Missing dropped a whopping 24% in the demo and dropped to fourth place in the timeslot (beaten by Idol, Community, and more basketball) with a 1.6 rating and 8.81 million. In week three, the demo dropped another 6% and the show remained in fourth place.

Over the course of this season, Missing’s ratings have slowly dwindled further downward. In fact, the show’s demo numbers have never risen.

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Last night’s installment of Missing dropped another 14%, to a new series low, with a 1.2 in the demo and 6.32 million total viewers. It’s demo rating was tied for fourth place in the timeslot — with The CW’s Vampire Diaries.

When a series on a major network ties (or is beaten) by something airing on The CW, you know there’s a major problem.

Missing is currently ranked 21st out of 22 scripted ABC shows this season. It currently has a “D” grade on our ABC Ratings Report Card and is only outperforming Charlie’s Angels average — that was the remake that occupied the same timeslot and was cancelled last November.

Though ABC hasn’t said as much, there’s no chance that Missing will be renewed for a second season. The ratings are just too low — and they keep going lower.

On the positive side, there are only two episodes left in the season so it seems very likely that the network will let them both air before cancelling the show.

But, what do you think? Are you enjoying Missing? Is it worth renewing or should it have been cancelled awhile ago?

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sandra hoopes October 7, 2012 at 1:26 pm

My husband and I agree with everyone—-We LOVED “Missing”—couldn’t wait for
Season Two!! Please don’t cancel it! Change the time slot—-Don’t cancel.
This is a Great Show—exciting and the scenery is fabulous!! GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE WITH A GOOD TIME SLOT!!!!!!



Karen Crawford October 7, 2012 at 4:28 am

My husband and I really enjoyed the series ” Missing”. It was an exciting show.
I don’t know why the ratings fell. We thought ” Missing” was great and fun to watch.
We’re missing ” Missing”. We would really like to see season 2. ABC please reconsider.


rita October 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I have been waiting for season 2 it was a great show as good as revenge and sons of anarchy only shows i watch religiously. Seriously change days you play it and the ratings will rise high.


Bill October 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Cancelling one of the best shows on Tv ducks. Cancel one of those stupid reality shows.


Sierrah September 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I usually don’t watch abc. This was the only show I was looking forward to watching every week. I CAN’T BELIVE YOU ARE PLANNING ON TAKING IT DOWN!!!!!! Do you know how many people you’d dissapoint by doing this. What a great way to end a tv series! NOT!!!!!!!!!! If you’re going to end it, at least end it well!!


Tatai September 28, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Missing was an awesome show!!! I am really surprise that the rating was so low. Hope it does not get cancelled.


Rose September 27, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I loved loved that show…I so look forward to it each week. I hate the ratings business, too many good shows being canceled. Ashley Judd is an amazing actress….I love all her movies and to see her each week on a TV show was great.

Somebody listen to us, bring her back….please, bring her back…..


Ron September 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I am absolutely astounded that the show is being cancelled. It had a stellar cast and a great story line. More importantly I thought it broke ground it was a made for TV series that was shot as well as any good drama/action movies. I watched every episode and was really looking forward to this coming season. Maybe the demographic group should have been expanded. Please bring it back! Beats any reality show or drama for that matter that is on the air today.


Lataya Aleen September 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I completely agree! This show is great even uf I missed one episode because I was working, I always use Dvr or on demand. It’s not like any other show u see on tv that copies other shows! I love the originality. I hope they.take that into consideration.


Tam September 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Really!! Are you kidding me!!Do not cancel the show Missing. I enjoyed watching the first season and was looking foward to the second season. Reality shows are just a waste of time and so stupid. Give it a chance.


Shirley Davis September 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Don’t cancel this show…one, if not the best shows on TV…why do you do this to us..and keep on those reality shows, which I hate!!!!


Bonnie September 23, 2012 at 6:03 pm

Please don’t cancel the 2nd Season of MISSING – love it! I watched them all on DVD…can’t wait to see where Rebecca disappeared to?


Carol September 22, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Just watched first 10 episodes of Missing in Ireland. It was fantastic, like watching a movie every week. Such an improvement on all of the tiresome reality shows which are taking over. Shame it has been cancelled.


Rose September 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Yes, the locations were great. Looked forward to seeing all the European cities…
And let’s admit it, Ashley Judd kicks ass……..


Nikki September 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

You got to be kidding! I love Missing and would hate for the show to be cancelled. I actually look forward every week to watch the show.



lillian mccarthy September 21, 2012 at 6:15 am

are you f***in kidding me,they take of missing to put on them damn 30 min shows ,and some of them damn reality shows.


Cimberly September 20, 2012 at 1:42 pm

PLEASE let their be a season 2….this is a FANTASTIC show…never missed a episode….sometimes it takes more than one season to make it….look at seinfield it had the potential of beingcanceled after 1 season and it was voted in the top 5 best comedies of all time……GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE


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