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. rachel says

    My husband and I loved this show. I cant believe its canceled. I noticed I havent been seeing any previews and googled and got very disappointed. The show had great acters, lots of action and great suspense. We were looking forward t season 2. ABC needs to retkinthis

  2. carla says

    I’m like everyone else I kept waiting to see when missing was going to start the new season and decided to google it to find out it was cancelled what in the world were you guys thinking canceling it omg i’m disappointed in abc cancelling good shows and keeping the crapy ones going

  3. Kathy E says

    Why is every show that I really like, CANCELLED!?? Very annoying. “Missing” was a very good show, great cast, lots of action and fabulous settings. What’s wrong with these TV execs? And how do they get those ratings?? I’ve never been surveyed and I watch lots and lots of TV. Most of the shows that stay on air are, in my opinion, crap!

  4. Heidi says

    Executiv idiots are ruining all the series and.making people.not even want to watch new shows until the second season due to this fact alone. They cancel.shows way to early and dont realize the potential a show has or how the public really likes it. Judd played such a good role! I hate the pinstripes who will regret their ridiculous decision.

    • Heidi says

      IM extremely pissed off the show is cancelled and I had to Google it.to.find out!!!Seriously was a great show….u need to.change the idiots who made the decision to cancel it. It had such wonderful.potential.and keptnu on the edge! What were u thinking??!?!?!?!?!

  5. Heidi says

    INSANNNNE!!!!! I LOVED THAT SHOW! Its second series I looked forward too besides the walking dead!!! THE EXECUTIVES THERE ARE IDIOTS! You didn’t give the show.a chance…..Jesus. I hate suited morons….they ruin everything.

  6. debby says

    I loved missing while it lasted bt does dat mean there will be only 10 seasons in d whole season? That’s nt fair… I love becca winston…

  7. Michael says

    Very dissappointed “Missing” was cancelled. I think if the show had better writers, it would have succeeded. I think it had the potential to last several seasons had it been smartly written.

  8. Loni Williams says

    I love the show!!! they needed at least 2 seasons to see how the ratings will go. I miss this show. wish it was on dvd:-(

  9. Marilyn says

    Love this show!!!!Was so disappointed to see that it was not going to continue, very disappointing for viewers who followed the series faithfully…..afraid to watch any series programs in the future for the disappointment….

  10. says

    I think these people are crazy the show to me was a hit and it ended great so sad it wasnt a second season ended as there was one im very disappointed ashley judd is great actor were great as well who knows maybe we will get lucky and they will bring it back

  11. Sondra says

    I was wondering when Missing was going to air for the 2nd season, because all other shows for the fall had started, so I decided to google it and found out that the show was cancelled, I really looked forward to watching it for the 2nd season, I do not understand why a good show would be cancelled in the first place, I really hope the TV series Missing is brought back, because I wanted to see what happened to Becca . I must say I’m very disappointed that ABC cancelled yet a good show

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