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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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Jenny January 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm

Please bring back this Awesome T.V series! Ratings would be alot higher on another night obviously against basketball play offs. This was the only good wholesome show i enjoyed watching unlike all the garbage you air now!!


jeanille January 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Please do not cancel this series …. its amazing i was so addicted that i had to see all the episodes in a day ……please work on continuing this series is a very very good product !! and I believe it will be a sucess


J w January 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Don’t cancel!!!!!


Indie Dive January 21, 2013 at 4:00 am

Missing is a potential TV series. It is clever story and the set up in Europe is brilliant. I am based in the Netherlands. I wish this series will be continued. I am sure it will be hit around the world for short time.


Measuring January 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Indeed! I just watched the first season and I think it’s epic!!
Don’t leave us hanging, go make another one already!


Dianne January 17, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Are you kidding me?!? Missing is cancelled? What were they thinking? It was one of my ‘favorites’ to watch. I blame ABC for not using good judgement about not moving it to a different time slot. Lots of my friends and family were watching it too; so frankly, I don’t believe the viewer ratings. Please – please bring it back.


Andrew January 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Please bring Missing back, me and my mom always watched it, don’t leave me hanging!!!!


Amber January 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Please renew Missing for a second season, it’s awesome! Love the show, you need to bring it back. Can’t leave us hanging now that Becca has gone missing!!!


Weesy January 13, 2013 at 7:27 am

I LOVED MISSING! We really need a season 2 how can u stop airing it when becca goes missing? It just ‘ain’t’ right! Bring it back



Rick January 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Bring it back! Give it a chance on a decent night (like Wednesday) when there’s NOTHING worth watching.


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Pleun January 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

NOOOOO!!! I LOVE MISSING! IT”S A GREAT SERIE! I really enjoyed Missing, please make a season 2! I just love it! I can’t understand why not enough people are watching this, it’s great. Nick (Michael) is so sweet! And now it has such a cliff hanger, and open end, a dead end. I really hope that Missing will continue… pleasepleaseplease! Some things on tv are so bad, this is a very very very great show, why not keep this serie???!!!!!!

desperate, I watched the whole season in a short time, because it was so exciting, I couldn’t stop looking, it is a shame, I was too curious every time to the next episode, how it would end with Michael, and his girlfriend, and the father and the mother and everyonee!!!




ernestine January 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I really was looking forward to the next season of missing, It is a nail biter that I really like. I agree with other viewers to air it at a different time, or put missing in place of one of these reality shows I don’t watch anyway because I don’t care to be in other business like that.


JoAnn Piehl December 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm

My daughter, grandson and I watched every episode during the regular season. On my grandson’s Christmas list was the DVD “Missing: The Complete First Season.” Over winter break I have kept my grandson and two granddaughhters and we have all watched “Missing” again, so now my two granddaughters are hooked. After the cliff-hanger ending, we were all looking forward to a second season. Now we are SOOO disappointed!!! The suspense, drama, storyline and acting were superb . . . especially Ashley Judd. Please reconsider and bring back “Missing”.


JS December 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Please bring it back and try it in a different time slot. I am so tired of the networks canceling a show after just one season and leaving us to wonder what in the hell happened. At least finish the story line for the viewers that are watching!


renee December 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm

I really enjoyed Missing. It kept you on your feet from one week til the next. I could never get enough of it. It is hard when you have it on the same slot as Idol or on so late. Those factors of course will effect ratings. Its not rocket science. That is what dvr’s are for! I miss this show and am disappointed that ABC eants yo can it after one season. I think they should bring it back for another season anf give it another shot because it is a good show! Better than some of the othet garbage that is on tv or shows that have been cancelled for crap shows that are not worth it! This show needs to come back!


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