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. Gary says

    Shame on ABC for taking it off the air. An excellent series and I will miss it. Oh well we can always watch NBC or CBS.

  2. Gary says

    Very disappointed at ABC for not renewing Missing. I can’t believe your going to leave the fans hanging like that What a shame. It was a great series.

  3. Geena says

    I was looking forward to the second season to start! Please bring this show back! ABC needs to schedule their time slots better!

  4. Cindy says

    This was the best NEW show last year. It was movie quality and kept our whole family on the edge of our seat. We never watched it live. Gotta love DVRs. Please reconsider. Ashley Judd is awesome as was the entire cast. Give it a better time. Thanks.

  5. Eric says

    I’m surprised ABC canceled Missing because I know many people that watched the show. Everybody has DVR’S so you could have moved it to a different time slot and/or day and I bet it would have done better than some of the late night crap that’s shown. The reason many people don’t watch the first season of a show is because great shows are cancelled after one season. Nobody likes to be left hanging when they devote 10 to 12 hours of their life to a tv show.

  6. Jim says

    Bring the show back. One of the best series last year. Enjoyed the scenes in Europe. You did not give it a chance. Put in different time slot.

  7. Barbara-Anne says

    I couldn’t wait for the next show. The writing of the script ws brilliant as were the performances. It wasn’t just another predictable series. “Missing” offered intrigue, great acting, and suspence. A good theree years and maybe a different time slot would have changed the ratings. If the main protagonist was a man would ABC have been so quick to cancel?

  8. LBH says

    I loved watching Missing, I always looked forward to the next episode, so, so , disappointed that it was cancelled!

  9. denise says

    I loved missing iv been waiting for it tO come on. ABC sucks for taking that show off. All My My daughters watched it with me. Renew the show….

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