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. Matthew says

    I can’t believe that this show have such a bad rating when it is absolutely one of the best TV shows that had been aired. It is action packed and the story goes at quite a fast pace (except for some cheesy flash backs). It also takes you through some of the best places in Europe.

  2. rita says

    I am so mad thid didn’t continue it was the first action packed tv series I have e er sren. Very disappointed.

  3. Anna Rydqvist says

    A strong woman doing whatever she can to find her son and at the same time she is kicking some bad men hard. It was a good seies, nice to see good actors (and a woman in the lead ) but it could have ended with the grouphug at the end instead of the cliffhanger. Not all series has to go om forever and ever.

  4. Siri Knudsen says

    I’m from Norway and i LOOOOOOOOOVE this serie… I got soooo sad that i had to read they cancelled the seacond season. PLEASE PLEASE SEND MOOOORE!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!

  5. Kim Skerney says

    I loved this series and was very much anticipating it’s return to find out what happened to Becca. I’m very shocked to find out it was cancelled. Who makes these ratings anyway?

  6. Kieylee Solla says

    I loved this show and made sure that I was home to watch it and now it is cancelled. I wish it hadn’t been cancelled. The final wasn’t fair for how it ended I really wanted to know what happened to Becca and then it got cancelled so can some one bring it back please!

  7. Jade says

    What put in on please I have been waiting for all of 2012 and I just searched it up and it came up with this noooooooo……. I am only 11 yrs old so plz can you put it back on my fave show

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