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. Julie says

    Please reconsider! This was a great series that did not have enough publicity! I missed the first two episodes but quickly caught on. This show was action packed with great acting and suspense! It was sooo good!!

  2. Cindy says

    Please bring back Missing. I cannot believe that such a great show has been cancelled just after the first 10 episodes. My family enjoyed it. I loved the action packed drama, it kept my attention and Ashley Judd was fantastic. Please reconsider.

  3. says

    This is a great TV show with excellent actress casting.
    I’m from Israel and me and all my family are waiting for the next season!!!!
    Please do your best to bring the show back on air.



  4. T and D says

    My husband and I loved the television show Missing. We are so disappointed that it was not renewed for a second season. The show was an action packed drama that was a thrill to watch. Somebody got it wrong! Missing definitely needs to return!

  5. shirley says

    Sometimes the networks don’t give shows long enough to catch on. Missing began it’s run at a strange time of year. It was a great show and I’m absolutely shocked that it was cancelled. It was top notch quality and I think the network made a big mistake. I was sure popular with my friends.

  6. Mark says

    Please!!! Bring back MISSING! Please!

    Me and my Husband Loved it! It is one of the BEST we have seen!

    Don’t take it away!

  7. SHIRLEY says

    so very disappointed that this show was cancelled.People are calling me asking when will the second season start..Loved Ashley Judd,she did a fantastic job…….REALLY LOVEd this tv show

  8. David and Laura Lawlor says

    Sometimes ratings don’t tell the whole story. In the case of Missing this show was full of suspense week after week. Ashley Judd played her part well and we also enjoyed the others in supporting roles. Missing was one of the best new shows on TV and ABC should have given it some more time, but like so many new shows the one’s who make the decisions are only interested in the money that they receive from the companies that pay to advertise.
    Great series like Missing is few and far between, and it is a shame the series has to end this way.

  9. Anonymous says

    Bring back MISSING !! It was so suspenseful and had so much drama in it. It was like going to the theater each Thursday night !!

  10. Sue N says

    I loved the show Missing…. I am sooo dissappointed that it is cancelled. Great action, twists and turns…great scenery. I was indeed surprised when they found Becca’s son, and then I understood the title… Missing… now I want to know why Becca was taken. Please reconsider the show.

  11. sandra hoopes says

    Missing is a GREAT show. The show is exciting and the scenery is fabulous.
    My husband and I love the show and couldn’t wait for the next episode.
    We watched it each week and were anxiously awaiting for the Second Season!!
    Reconsider the show and look at who they are against–maybe a new time slot.
    Anyway—Bring it Back–we loved it!

  12. Delores Petersen says

    Going to miss that show ,it was very exciting & looked forward to it every week. Hope they change their minds & bring it back,

  13. Pinky says

    Please!!! Bring back Missing……
    This was a great show.
    It was probably just running against an already established show.

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