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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.

Should Missing be cancelled?

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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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lucky December 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Missing is a great series kinda disappointed that it being cancled. I’m from South africa and I can say season one is really making a lot of hype especially since the release of the movie taken 2.


Rita December 24, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Please do not cancell this show! It’s exciting, suspenseful, great acting. We love it!


Diane P. December 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I’ve watched American Idol from day 1 and give up watching it for Missing. I really liked
Missing, I thought it was a great show. Ashley Judd is a great actress, they shouldn’t have
cancelled it.


Carolyn Hurd December 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

I’m disappoint that show has been cancel. I enjoy watching the show. I hope it comes back


Sammi December 10, 2012 at 6:05 am

I’m from Australia & we loved it. Unfortunately they played it very late in the night but had it been aired at 8.30pm it would’ve easily won the ratings. So many ppl have gone out and brought the series. Speaking from so many Aussies, we would love season 2. Please bring it back


Natalie Lobendahn December 10, 2012 at 12:00 am

In our household we would look forward to watching Missing. It was exciting and always kept us on the edge of our seats! Ashley Judd is awesome!!! Don’t cancel it!


BOB December 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm



Crystal Land November 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm

I loved Missing and after the way season one ended i thought for sure there would be a season two.. i wish they would bring it back..



elaine November 27, 2012 at 1:26 am

Love the show. It is not mindless like so many they are keeping. Please do not cancel. Give it a chance.


elaine November 27, 2012 at 1:24 am



Linda November 19, 2012 at 8:36 am

Loved it, hope it is back soon


britt November 17, 2012 at 8:11 am

omg can’t believe that missing in going to be cancelled , i love that show so much , people have to start rating if u want the show to keep going ‘ it’s always the good shows :(


Maria November 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

When I first starting seeing it; I couldn’t get enough of it. Then when the last season Ashley was shot or taken, you’re left handing to what happened. I know shows have rating but Supernatural was not a hit, it was cancelled. When the fans it was brought back again and is running strong. Please give it another change it is very interesting and you learn whats going on in different parts of the world.


Monica mesa November 10, 2012 at 4:40 am

My mom and I love this show I will be very dissappointed if it does not continue. Just because there are a few people that don’t watch it doesn’t mean that no one is I will truly love it if you kept it going thank you sincerely Monica :)


Mara November 10, 2012 at 1:26 am

I’m not sure about the numbers they are throwing about but seems like it is a well liked series. I keep looking for it and hope it will continue. Didn’t miss an episode when it was on. Any updates on it’s status?


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