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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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kayleigh August 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

I am really angry they cancelled missing that show was really good it can just end with screaming mom, blood on the seat and her missing their needs to be more so who ever cancelled should rethink cause I am very angry!!!! so use ur brain people always cancel the good show so why do you keep the bad ones, huh?


Leah August 21, 2013 at 2:29 am

I am very disappointed to see that there will be no more series. I watched every episode and loved every one! This show wasn’t like the rest of the garbage on TV. It had me interested through the whole season and it is being taken off just because it didn’t have enough viewers, what about the 6 million + that did enjoy watching it!?


Michelle August 20, 2013 at 7:57 pm

I can’t believe Missing is missing on tv!!!! I was waiting for Season 2 and it never showed up!! I thought Ashley was sick or something (rumours) and it had to be postponed. Very disappointed!!!!!!! I loved it and looked forward to it every week — how the hell could the network just pull it without warning???? What a drag!!!!!


Patty August 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I loved this show! I haven’t seen anything air this year! Did I miss something? I want the show back!!!!!


onmi michael August 12, 2013 at 4:35 am

i really enjoyed every bit of missing and never felt like it should even end and its really so annoying to hear that missing will not continue.
is there anything one can do for missing to get back in the thing???


Kristine August 11, 2013 at 8:41 am

Im so disapointed. I LOVE that show. Why wont they make a second season ? They should count from how it does worldwide, not just localy. I have seen it twice now and still loving it. I think it is really well made, and there are plenty of material for a second season. So get on with it. We deserve a second season.


Cecilia August 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm

OOMMG! wtf happens!?
I looved the serie!!
& i’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting for season 2 to come out on DVD!? get your grip together and make that second season!
& please, if soo… make 10 seasons of the serie!! IT’S SOO FREAKING AWESOME!<3
All of us who loved the serie is very disapointed!
I want the serie to CONTINUE!!


– Denmark!


Vanj July 31, 2013 at 10:43 pm

It’s so sad to know that this series wont be having any succeeding season. I use to watch it and watch it online if i missed the episode.
I”m still hoping that they’ll still change their mind to have the series back.


marg July 29, 2013 at 7:36 am

please. One last episode to finish it up. i loved the shie


Ashlee July 27, 2013 at 5:00 am

No!!!! I LOVED This show since it started, i was allowed to stay up late to watch it and now, It’s OVER! :( This is so sad, it was my best show. I didn’t know it wasn’t coming back until i researched it. I will miss you, Missing.


petra July 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I am from zech republic. Nechci aby MISSING zkončiloo!! Prostě musíte udělat druhou sérii. I LOVE MISSING! ♥


Petra July 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

Musíte natočit minimálně druhou serii ! Co to je ten konec ?! Prosííím vždyť je to luxusní seriál !! No tak ! A kdyby jste nerozuměli tak I LOVE MISSING !


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Charlotte July 15, 2013 at 7:12 am

Hi. Im actually so annoyed that missing finished. Even though there werent many people interested they still had around 6million viewers. I just think its unfair that they stopped making it when there was a lot of people thay loved it. I loved it and therefor would love it if they made a second, third etc season. It ended so good. Please start making it again :)


Debbie July 9, 2013 at 12:04 am

So disappointed to learn that the show was cancelled – LOVED the show and was waiting for the second season.


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