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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  1. Stacy says

    Excellent and very intesting show….it kept me on the edge of my sit…….my whole family watched it and we eagerlly are waiting to see it come back….

  2. says

    Very very disappointed ! Should have continue …. also on CTV ….
    Excellent actress and actors. Good scenario ! What else did you want ?
    And to thins that insignificant and questionnable things like “” Anger management ” and other ”dull series” are still on ?.
    Hope it comes back on CTV ! It deserves another chance ! Make it available in Canada.. on CTV (Ottawa). Your ratings will go up… If need be, choose another time table.

  3. Carol says

    Really,really loved missing! What’s wrong with people not watching that exciting show! Typical networks, always canceling the good shows! Come on, you left us hanging!

  4. Soon says

    Just watched the season 1 finale, wanting to find out what happen to becca only to realize there’s no season 2!!! This is depressing…pls bring back MISSING!!

  5. Holland girls says

    NOOOOOOOOO, We wan’t to see what happens to Becca. You can not end a season like that if there is not coming a season 2!!!!!!

    It should be brought back we agree!!!!!

  6. says

    For the first time in my life, I have never seen a CIA agent who’s a girl that had a story. And they end it that fast? WTF :( This really sucks. I hope they change their mind.

  7. Jess says

    So sorry the show got canceled I loved it. How about a book; would like to know what happened to Becca (she was missing from the car in the final showing). I’d buy the book. There’s so much trash on TV it is always disappointing when something of interest gets kicked off. It was opposite some other shows on, so I’d watch it the next day on my computer.

  8. Cheri theiss says

    You left us hanging…..I would love to see a second season….I enjoyed Missing….there is so much bad tv on this was good and kept you wanting more…

  9. Lol says

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO, O.M.G i just watched the show with all my friensd here back in Holland and we can’t believe missing got cancelled!! How can you cancle a show with an ending of season two like that !!!

    We are still hoping to see season two coming!

  10. Barbara Beers says

    We loved the show Missing with Ashley Judd. She is a superb actress who does not get the credit she deserves. My husband and I are over 50 and we loved the show, my daughter and family are in their 30’s and they loved it and watched it faithfully. Perhaps if you aired it in a different time slot, and played it up more it would do well. It deserves another chance. We are “missing” the Missing!!!!!

  11. Chelsea says

    I’m sad that it’s cancelled I loved that show and was looking forward to the next season. I would rush home on Thursdays just to watch it and I’m upset that I won’t get I see how it ends. I liked it a lot it was clean but mysterious and the characters played their parts so very well. So yes I’m disappointed that it is canceled!

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