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. fran says

    Missing is one of the best series have watched, And one of the most talked about series. In South Africa. It really teaches a lot on never giving up in regards of what people think and not trusting you.

    I wish the release of new seasons would continue. Please do us a huge favor and continue the series.

    Thanking you in advance

  2. Anonymous says

    Never saw it on abc but just finished a two day watching all of season one on netflicks. Truly loved it and hope someone with connections will pick it up and run season two soon!! It needs to continue!!

  3. Lydia Ross says

    I absolutely loved this TV series. I first saw it on TV but it didn’t show all the episodes and l was disappointed so I bought the DVD. I will happily watch it again and again. I do hope there will be a follow up series. Such a quality show, beautiful locations, great story and excellent actors. Ashley Judd and Sean Bean are some of my favorite actors and they don’t disappoint in this show. I find it hard to believe that it didn’t rate so well. There is so much rubbish on TV, l sometimes wonder at what the audience enjoys.

  4. Akshat Madan says

    Saw the world premier of the series and let me tell you, you guys knew the ratings frm season 1 Episode 1… So why did you giys end it at suj a cliffhanger, atleast make 1 Special Episode showing the end ATLEAST Dubai & India are waiting !!!

  5. Ludovic says

    I’m from belgium and i realy love missing!! Why not a second season :( i want to know what happend whit becca !!

  6. Jasmine Swayze says

    BRING THE SHOW BACK!!! I watched all of season 1 yesterday & fell in love with it. When my brother told me there wasn’t going to be a season 2 I was highly disappointed.
    How can you end season 1 the way you did? Making people think it was going to be a season 2 which it isn’t.
    I would truly love to see another season & would look forward to it.

  7. says

    i hav never been disappointed this much.why do you guys keep us hoping fr more.the rating wont get any low pliz just risk it en hope for the best.uganda is watching.

  8. cindy brewster says

    I just found it on hulu. I had not heard anything about it but hulu put it on my recommended list. I think people just didn’t know about it. I suspect that it was up against a popular show.

  9. CP says

    I loved this show! Was a real thriller and was really looking forward to season 2 and finding out what happened to Becca. Just googled it to find out when the next series was due out….. so disappointed to find out it has been cancelled. Please do another season!!

  10. Supawadee Frederiksen says

    It left you with a cliff hanger feeling every time that made you want to see more and couldn’t wait to see the next episode.
    Good actors which has many years of experience.
    Makes me very sad that there woun’t be a season 2 or more!!!!

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