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?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

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?

Canceled and renewed TV show

460 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Randy says

    This is one of the best tv series that I’ve always rushed home to watch…..Have you tried
    surveying in other countries? You’ll be surprise with the high rating it would get.

  2. Maritza says

    Missing, is a grate show you should definitely bring it back. Left me waiting for the second season.

  3. Jaytee says

    Are you serious??? “Missing” is one of the best shows on TV. How in the world … Just bring it back on! Paleez?

  4. Barrie Wrightson says

    i have been eagerly waiting for Missing’s season 2 – On checking the net I find they are not making the next season after leaving us in the air as to what was going to happen.
    I don’t know what Americans want from their TV, but obviously not a good suspensful well acted porgramme. I guess ther is nothing like one of the many dumb reality shows, to feed the masses, In m y opinion a lot of the drama surrounding these shows are contrivedit is contrived

  5. Kathy says

    Please do not cancel this wonderful show! are you kidding me?? It IS the best show T V.
    I always take the time to watch it because it is so entertaining—- you never can second guess what is coming next. I love that I am always surprised with each episode. Plus—
    How can you go wrong with Ashley Judd? She is and always been an amazing actress!!!!

  6. YENIA says


  7. says

    Yes i loved the tv show the Missing please bring it back i was looking forward to looking at the second series of that show please give me an update if u where to bring back the show i Will very much Appreciate it Thank you ……

  8. rivoni says

    Out of all the serieces I was enjoying it I mean how can you stop a show like that I was so I love it I wouldn’t even miss an episode Id rather sleep late but i wouldn’t miss it, what you did was wrong you left us with a question mark when we saw the seat with none on it i mean what are you trying to do. You didn’t even give the show a chance please bring it back.

  9. Anonomous says

    If you are not going to bring back missing at least make a book or a movie broadcasted on tv. If you made a book you could make it even more juicy and I think that by the looks of your comments the crowd would buy it. Make a series of books, try that out so it could tie up all the loose ends. I know that if you made a book about missing it would be my favorite series. Please try making a series of books and then continue the series if missing on tv or make a movie if the books go well. Also if all the people that have left you comments read the books the word would spread around and would make great publicity. Just please try out the book series or continue the series of missing. Find a way to let the audience now what happened to Rebecca!!!!!

  10. Anonomous says

    Bring back missing! Even if your’e not getting a lot of viewers, bring it back for the people who care about it. It was one of my favorite shows. Just bring back season 2 and see how the viewing goes. If it’s still not good cancel it . Please, bring it back

  11. LT Daniel says

    it one of the best show i watch the first season and i was gopeing for a second spoonful it would be sad with out it

  12. Donna says

    I am very,very upset this show will not be on for another season..I have been looking forward to seeing it..Why do you always do that with a good show!!!!…American Idol sucks this year!

  13. Belinda Spanos says

    Watched the final episode of Missing and all i can say is you cant end it like that just leave it with Becca missing, its wrong to leave it unfinished if your not planning on making another season! Please make another season and give it a fitting ending! Missing is a awsome tv show, full of suspense and great actors!!!

  14. says

    i am totaly upset i thought Missing was a fantastic show, they have so much crap on now it never fails, a great show comes along and they cancel it, put it on another day ,or time slot,,10 pm would of been a good time, and on a day there is nothing to watch, like now,
    you don’t give the shows a chance, run it for a yr or two, then cancel ,,,not when the show just starts to get good you cancel ,dum .

Leave a Comment

Your comment may need approval from a moderator before it appears. We review comments to weed out spam, duplicate postings and personal attacks. We welcome constructive discussion.