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. Ellen says

    Awww :(. I was looking forward to season 2 of this!!!! Why something is good but get bad rating or something?

  2. hunter mezick says

    I never watch tv, but I actually watched missing. I am very disappointed in ABC. I love this show. Please do whatever you can to make season 2 happen.

  3. Lisa says

    My father and I watched this every week. It was a great show..We couldnt wait till the next season to start and pick up where we left off. I think this was the biggest mistake ABC could make..Alot people probably hadnt herd of it yet 10 episodes isnt enough time for it too take off. I think it was an epic telvision seriers that should of went 3 to 4 seasons. The story line was great it had all the true famlie values and all the ups and downs that can happen in real life. Very dissapointed and disgusted and pist off of all at the same time. ABC you need to put it back on the air just put on a differnt day and time slot and u will see the magic happen.

  4. Milly says

    My husband and I really loved Missing and looked forward so much to the next season. Really sorry it won”t be back.

  5. Kate says

    I really enjoyed watching Missing with my 14 year old brother. It had a good plot and was clean enough for the whole family. There just arent enough shows like it today.

  6. Anonymous says

    Very sad to hear this… The plot was so good it always kept me on my toes!! I hate when great shows are cancelled and the dumb one are given another season!!

  7. Karen says

    Well there goes another GOOD show , it fiqures they take off the ones that have a plot like Steve above said . What did they say about MASH when it started , same slow numbers . Well CSI Miami and now Missing . It sucks !!!

  8. steve says

    Missing and Person Of Interest were my two favorite shows. At least Person Of Interest is back this season. I really believe people are getting more stupid and really can’t follow a plot anymore. Dumb and Dumber is the new reality.

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