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. Linda says

    I do not understand, this show was simply GREAT. I am just learning that it has been cancelled. I was also waiting for season 2 and 3,4,5. I love Ashley Judd and the work she does (never disappointed). Hope you think seriously about this and renew the show for at least another season.

  2. Deborah Stein says

    I don’t watch many new shows. I tuned into this one because I like Ashley Judd. It was fast paced & exciting. I like all the cast members. Its a great show. I tuned in every week. I didn’t know they cancelled it & have been waiting for it to come back on. I hope someone renews it!

  3. Penny Heigle says

    I reeeally loved this show. It was of movie quality. Can’t believe it was cancelled. Very dissappointed. Please reconsider!!!

  4. Amy says

    I’m so disappointed that ABC canceled Missing. I loved that show…wish it was coming back. I wanna know if they rescue Becca now! I want to know more about why her husband faked his death, etc… Please bring it back!

  5. Bec says

    Wtf how can u stop the show wot the hell happens u got to make season 2 just to finish it off not happy at all grrrrr :-(

  6. Helen says

    I loved this show big fan of Ashley Judd and Cliff Curtis. I have been hanging out for season 2 glad I googled it as I would have been waiting forever. Bet it had massive ratings in NZ.

  7. Desiree says

    Really sad that missing was cancelled. I really thought it was a great show that kept me in suspense until the next episode.

  8. angela says

    Hate to hear Missing will not return. Great story line and kept you on the edge of your seat. Before long, there will be nothing but reality shows on- nothing that takes any thought or imagination to create. Very disappointing.

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  10. Jeff says

    I thought this was a great show. I know a lot of people liked it I am surprised to see that the ratings were so low. I think they should try again. Maybe it was on against too many already established shows

    Would love to see it continue.

  11. says

    ohh please, you didnt broadcast long enough, advertise long enough, and at the right time of the evening, this is a brilliant story line. full of action, mothers love at its fullest, please revise and go ahead, could be at least another 2 seasons. loved this show,

  12. Bob says

    Really have been waiting to see any future episodes, as we totally loved the first season of Missing! Great action and mystery filmed in some very beautiful cities in Eastern Europe! Sorry to hear season II was cancelled! Nothing good to watch on TV now!

  13. says

    Best show in its category ever. Strong woman in the lead. I guess that is a no-no still. Fast paced. Never knew what was going to happen next. I loved it. Back to the old, dull predictable series. I think I won’t watch any of them.

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