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Missing: ABC Series Cancelled; No Season Two

Missing on ABC canceled, no season 2Becca Winstone’s chase is over. ABC has cancelled Missing, their Thursday night TV series, after one season and 10 episodes.

Starring Ashley Judd, Missing follows a former CIA Agent turned single mom as she searches for her missing son in Europe. The action show also stars Adriano Giannini, Nick Eversman, Cliff Curtis, Tereza Voriskova, and Sean Bean.

Missing got off to a disappointing start on March 15th, registering a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.60 million viewers. It was in third place for the demo and second place in total viewership.

In week two, the numbers took a significant drop, to a 1.6 rating with 8.81 million. Over the next several weeks, Missing fell lower and lower. The most recent episode hit a new low with a 1.1 demo rating and 6.37 million total viewers.

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Overall, Missing’s been averaging a 1.5 rating with 7.70 million viewers. If they had more episodes in the season, those averages would surely keep sinking lower.

On our ABC Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative demo success of TV shows on the network, Missing has a “D-” for a grade. Of the 22 scripted shows on the network this season, Missing ranks 21st — just above the already-cancelled Charlie’s Angels remake.

With low ratings and steep declines, it’s no wonder that ABC decided not to renew Missing for a second season.

The series finale airs next Thursday and will hopefully include enough closure to satisfy the viewers that stuck with it.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Missing has been cancelled? Why do you think the show didn’t succeed? How long should have the show realistically lasted — one season, two, three or more?


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Anonymous January 18, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Great show – very disappointed it has been cancelled – I think the timing of when this show hit in off season hurt it – also it was not given enough advertisement ahead of time – most people I know had not even heard of it!


Sarah Renfrow January 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I really like this show because I like action and adventure. Some people don’t. Those who do though, should have watched it. I agree that they should bring it back!


Chuck January 18, 2013 at 11:04 am

BRING IT BACK, GIVE IT A CHANCE. This is a show that should not have been canceled. It never fails, you put on an awesome show then cancel it before it even gets started.


Peggy January 18, 2013 at 10:55 am

Really miss my favorite series on TV!!!!!!!!Wish they woild bring MISSING BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Peggy January 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

Sooooo disappointed to discover that my faorite series. Missing was cancelled!!!!!!!! I never missed an episode and really miss it, Wish ABC would reconsider and bring it back!!!!!


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Lynette January 18, 2013 at 11:07 am

It was an excellent show. one of the best series I have seen for a long time. It was not advertised enough. I had no idea it was on for the second time. I have been waiting for the follow on of the 1st series. Please dont stop now. bring it back.


Lori January 18, 2013 at 12:09 am

Excellent show… gripping, edge of your seat. Ashley Judd is the best! Bring it back.


rosy January 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I am sooo upset it’s over!! I luved that mom is from sicily she luved the show .loved. it.i would translate everything in english for her so she would know wat was going on…i hope it gos back on soon! Thank you..


Anonymous January 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

please bring the show back lovely show


Meti January 16, 2013 at 7:34 pm

We live missing


Christina Parker January 15, 2013 at 3:32 am

This is a tragedy!! By far the best show on T.V. ABC needs to reconsider and try again. A lot of show don’t start off well and then find the right audience etc.


Ashley January 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Me and my family loved the show ! We were waiting on the new shows . PLEASE BRING IT BACK .


monchy January 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Please bring the show back. I really enjoyed myself watching it.


monchy January 13, 2013 at 10:15 pm

If I had not searched when the new season was starting
up I would have not known it was canceled. And what ever
happen to Becca. They need to bring th show back asap.


Linda January 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm

We are very dissapointed to hear this.
Me and my sons 12 and 9 watch the show right now in The Netherlands.
And we love it !!


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