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. Irene says

    Very disappointed that you canceled Missing. This was a great series. My mother and I would have dinner together and watch this show every week, We NEVER missed an episode. The writing and the acting were excellent. Ashley Judd is an amazing actress and made the show.

  2. Carmel says

    I think Missing deserve another chance because it is really a much better show than some of the stupid show that is being viewed like don’t trust the B in apt#23. Missing needed to be viewed at prime time. I love this show and I’m really disappointed of it being cancelled.

  3. Fivie says

    So sad here. Looking forward for Season 2 & now it’s cancelled…. Hope they will reconsider. Ashley Judd is really great in the role.. Sad

  4. Farrell says

    Why you have to canceled it?!….I love missing very much, I always watched missing with my family!….I swear if you don’t save missing, everyone will “missing” that movie!….please save it for us!

  5. Ann Lumpkin says

    I loved this show!! I thought Ashley Judd was just so good in it. I looked forward to it each week. I wish they would reconsider. I will really miss watching this program.

  6. tanya says

    My son (13) and I have been waiting for the 2nd season. I only just now checked on line to see when it started up again. I am very disappointed that ABC didn’t let it go a little longer. We are losing these types of shows to reality TV. I hope that a cable station picks it up. We really looked forward to seeing it.

  7. Letty says

    Very disappointed with the cancellation of the show. It had action, drama and very suspenseful. Not too many good shows out there that kept me anticipating the next session like this one did. What are the chances of another Network picking it up?

  8. Shannon says

    This show is very suspenseful and well written. I just was searching for the fall premiere date so I didn’t miss it. Ashley Judd was great I wish they would reconsider and bring it back. They should have started it last fall and I’m sure it would have a huge following.

  9. Tracie Rosendahl says

    Bad decision! This was a GREAT series. One of your better ones! Rethink it and bring it back…..Ashley is awesome in it too.

  10. Sheila says

    With some of the stupid shows you keep running I don’t understand why you had to cancel one of your better ones!! This show was great, why don’t you get rid of shows like The Voice (already too many of those kind of shows on) or The Mindy Project, New Girl, or New Normal they really aren’t that funny.

  11. Debbie says

    I thought that this show was awesome !!! I can’t believe that it has been cancelled. Maybe if it was on a different night it would have made a difference. My opinion they didn’t give it a real chance. I have been waiting for an add on tv to tell when it was going to start the new season. I and many others I know are very disappointed. Maybe they should cancel some of the discusting sitcoms .

  12. Jessica says

    I can’t believe there won’t be a season 2. I have been waiting for it since the last season ended with Becca missing. I don’t think the show was played enough to capture enough viewers. Maybe a season 2 will be a better season, just give it a chance! Hearing it didn’t have enough viewers is strange to me since it was one of my favorites. I would record it every week and watch them over and over.

  13. fran says

    they really need to re think about not having season 2 we are elderly and had to keep watching till the end very dissappointing

  14. Lisa says

    It’s to bad they cancelled Missing I really enjoyed this show. I wish they would reconsider, or maybe another station will pick it up. It was a great show I looked forward to each week.

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