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. Mike says

    I think Missing should continue for at least 4 seasonsn, it was really a good show and I looked forward to it coming on each week

  2. BUKOLA says

    Words can not express how I am feeling right now, on knowing that ABC have cancelled Missing (season 2).
    This is really, really, really bad.
    Please, kindly do something about it, because the film is really interesting.
    Thank you.

  3. jorie says

    really disappointed the show was cancelled. i’m not in the demographics they cited as viewers. should have included a wider group of tv viewers.

  4. Aisha says

    This was the only show I was watching on CBS after a loooong time of staying with NBC for evening shows. Oh well…. CBS cancelled Missing. This was a big mistake! Nothing else was worth watching.

  5. Anonymous says

    THEY SHOULD MAKE A SEASON 2.. if theres no enough viewers why not make a season 2 for people who watch it and wait for it. i started with it today and finished it today and i loved it and alot do toooo!! MAKE SEASON 2!!

  6. Liam says

    I cried when I found out that they’re not making a season 2, especially after watching the final episode… Sad, dark days! :'(

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