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. Laura says

    You guys are not serious having cancelled such a great show.. what with all the comments above cant you get a hint that PEOPLE LOVED THAT SHOW?? the best you can do it bring it back… coz maybe you will lose your ratings for being inconsiderate to people’s opinions.. does anyone relevant (ABC Staff) read these responses anyway???

  2. cheryl horner says

    I hate they cancelled this show, I loved it!!! What is wrong with ABC, they cancel all the soaps, and now missing!!! I have no use for ABC that much any more, I stick with CBS!!! You better wake up ABC!!! THats all I have to say!! Your talk shows during the day Suck!!

  3. Pam says

    I LOVED THIS SHOW IT WAS MY NEW FAVORITE!!! I HAVE BEEN LOOKING ONLINE TO SEE WHEN SEASON 2 WOULD START AND FOUND THIS SITE!!! Please say it is not so and you are going to renew. Give it one more season…..My Mom and sister loved the show too.

  4. Denise Montee says

    I am so sorry you cancelled this show I was a dedicated person watching this show every thursday. I wish you would put it back on there are other shows that are not that great that they keep on. But you take a good suspenseful show and take it off.

  5. cleo says

    RENEW IT PLEASE….IT WAS GREAT AND ASHLEY JUDD DID A GREAT JOB ACTING!!!!!!!!!!! MYSELF AND ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE WAITING FOR THE NEXT SERIES

  6. Karleen Gengler says

    I enjoyed the show very much.I think that the few homes(relatively speaking) that have machines,or whatever they have,can give a fair number of viewers.I for one have 3 DVR machines in our home,we record most of the shows we watch due to our work schedules,so we may be recording 6 shows (minimum) daily,of course I realize that we may not be watching all of the commercials,and that of course is horrible,but,even if we are at home,watching,we use commercial time to visit the bathroom,make a sandwich,make a quick phone call,or just use the MUTE button.I can’t believe the show had so few viewers,everyone I know loved it.Bring back some decent programing that was appropiate for the entire famly.

  7. SHARON says

    GREAT SHOW!!! i AM VERY SAD TO SEE IT WAS CANCELLED. ASHLEY JUDD IS AN EXCELLENT ACTRESS AND THIS SHOW COULD HAVE EXCEEDED. IT WAS RIVOTING FROM THE START.

  8. Anthony says

    I agree,ABC put a great show on T.V. and then cancell it.Lots of action,lots of suspence,lots of mystery.If they were gonna cancel it,the least they could have done was do away with the cliff hanger at the end of the final episode,I hate that

  9. tammy says

    Missing was awesome and I love that there was so much action. it was like watching a movie in the theater only in pieces. Ashly Judd is amazing!

  10. Gladys Brown says

    We finally get a good a good show and it is cancelled, what a bummer. Missing is a show our whole family could watch. Please reconsider!

  11. says

    I think that it stinks to cancel a show that so many of us loved. ABC You are into ratings I am into good content and I must see my ending~ Ashley Judd is my favorite actress, always will be, I love her courage and stamina all round. Maybe she is too good for you all. Hmmmm.

  12. Copebcope says

    ABC has not learned that, in this age of short attention spans and a multitude of options for tv viewing, you can’t stop and start a series seemingly at will. People will lose interest. Even from a writer’s standpoint, I think there is the potential to lose momentum. Here we go again….the same way of V, the River, and one other show which I can’t remember right now because of it’s unceremonious cancellation.

  13. Jennifer says

    Missing is one of the few new awesome TV shows out there – great acting, thrilling plot line, etc. I can’t believe it’s being cancelled! People watch trash reality TV, but a fabulous new REAL show is being cast aside? This is depressing! ABC, reality check to you, please produce another season, upgrade your marketing plan, and let us indulge in Missing once more…

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