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. Blanca says

    It’s really disappoint this excellent tv serie was canceled. Excellent actors, excellent places, excellent photography, no sex scenes, suspense, action and more and its canceled! What people like? Incredible!

    Hope the serie come back!

  2. filipinotvaddict says

    This show got my interest from episode 1. The story is greatly plotted. A show like this should be taken care of by TV networks. The show also created a big rave from Filipino TV series enthusiasts. ABC has disappouinted a lot of TV fans from different part of the globe.

  3. Bysoftie says

    Very dissappointing that season 2 is cancelled. The serie was very popular in Europe and a lot of people are waiting for the next season.
    I assume that quality is far less important in the US than in Europe.

  4. K-smiles says

    WELL!!!! I am beginning to hate prime-time TV stations!!!!! Evertime I get into a show and anticipate the next season, the networks cancels the show! For example, No Ordinary Family, Missing, GCB, and Awake, to name a few!!!
    Missing, GCB, and Awake I was especially looking forward to seeing. I am afraid to get into another show now for fear I will be disappointed again. I guess I will go back to no TV and just stay to renting movies or watching old episodes, like Seinfeld and 3rd Rock from the Sun! Whatever happened to long-term shows!?

  5. Edie says

    WTH!! It often takes the second year to build a following. No wonder ABC is in the basement with their shows. Never give anything enough time to make it. Mad enough to write ABC off.

  6. Piquey says

    Ja schon wieder eine tolle Serie die den Quotentod starb…tja gut reicht leider nicht immer……schade schade

  7. Louise thibodeau says

    Vous ne pouvez pas nous laisser sur notre appé*** en faisant disparaître Becca sinon vous l’auriez laisser dans la voiture morte. Il faut absolument faire au moins une 2ieme saison…..S’IL VOUS PLAÎT?
    J’écoute cette série à Z TV AU QUEBEC

  8. Cathy Gale says

    Can’t believe this series has been cancelled. I really enjoyed the anticipation of series 2 and this includes many of my friends in Australia. Why? Everything about it was great. Excellent cast, excellent scenery of Europe and a captivating story. Is reality TV taking over? What a shame! Very dissappointing.

  9. chris oladayo says

    Interesting, a list of the few things i could say about this great series. Not really a big fan of series but Ashley Judd’s Missing swept me off…Don’t know why it have 2be this way, but a part of those millions you trying to reach out to are really keen on seeing a continuation of this breath-taking series.

  10. Andrea Adams says

    I am very disappointed to hear that there will not be a season to. Was really looking foward to the 2nd season. Don’t understand how ratings could have been so low because it was really interesting. It just has to come back

  11. TM says

    Yes! Bring it back! My son absolutely loved watching the show with me and keeps asking me when the new season started, which is why I googled it and found this disappointing news! At least one more season!

  12. Shannon Aamold says

    My thirteen year old son and the rest of my family , would run home from events to watch this show. Please bring this show back – seriously waited all year.

  13. holly says

    Disappointed that this was not renewed…this show actually had a good storyline. In would have loved to see what happened after she disappeared. Please reconsider bringing it back…

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