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. mary jane says

    Please bring back the show Missing. It was an outstanding show with superb acting. I am extremely disappointed you cancelled it. I had been waiting all summer for its return in the Fall. BRING IT BACK!

  2. MCasssan says

    I’m so sad. I loved Missing! How could it be cancelled??? It was an awesome show. The actors and writers should be congratulated. There are very few shows worth watching and this was one of them…I can’t believe the “reality” programing stays on and this fast paced, fun show is cancelled.

  3. Betty says

    I always love Ashley Judd- she is an amazing actress. I loved the show and hate it that they have canceled it. If they felt the ratings were dropping, they could have changed it to a mini series. Would be nice if ABC would have considered the faithful viewers and brought the show to an end and not left us hanging.

  4. timothy farrell says

    this show never got a chance you put it up w/ idiol big bang this is a new series it has to get time to build a fanbase unless you has a dvr or tvo you netwrk excts drive us viewers crazy & crap like revenge/ housewhores /666 park ave you keep slinging this garbage w/ fairydust if we,ll put up w/ the consant flow till we give in & watch out of boredom is the only reason these are still on this why cable is kicking your ass cause they don,t yank it off after 5-7 shows

  5. SUSAN says

    I am sorry to hear that, I really looked forward to seeing the show again, remined me of mission impossible and the hour went by quick, maybe you should take a second look and air it again on another night….please take a second chance we will

  6. tyra says

    please bring this series back, its soooo good. i wanna know who kidnapped becca and who she finally ends up with the husband or italian guy.

  7. Kathy says

    Why are the good shows always cancelled? There is so much junk on TV I don’t understand why a good show like Missing would be cancelled.

  8. Gail Purnell says

    I think it was one of the better shows. Can’t understand why they would keep so much garbage on and not Missing. Good acting intence plot .

  9. Ruth says

    Please bring the TV series back. I loved the show and suspense. I’m very disappointed to hear of a cancellation on season 2.

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