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. Tracy says

    I am very disappointed with the way they ended this series. I loved it to the very end. Unfortunately, I did not know about it till I saw it on Hulu.com…but I loved it from episode to episode. Ashley Judd is awesome, it was like watching a movie, not some cheesy tv show. To make it worse, it ended with a cliffhanger. How do you end a series with a cliffhanger? I’m not a happy camper. I want more.

  2. Joan says

    Here I am waiting for Missing to start back up and I find out it was dropped. You didn’t even give it a chance. It was a thriller and kept you looking for the next episode. Instead you renew the no-brainer shows. How about giving Missing another chance? And this time, do a little more advertising to let folks know about it.

    Missing the show,

    Joan from Lakeville, MA

  3. William Begani says

    I was just wondering when Missing would be on again. Now I see its cancelled. I loved that show and Ashley Judd. Like someone else said all thats left is the Bachelor or DWTS which I won’t watch. Bring it back!

  4. Big Joe says

    After watching some of the JUNK,,, ABC has.s for it.s viewers Missing was a show that keep you questioning what happens .Loved it ,but back to the stupid reality shows ,Oh he made me cry ,he took my car away Boohoo ,

  5. Verlyne says

    I have been patiently awaiting the return of MISSING! Somehow I missed that it had been cancelled – OMG – seriously? It was one of the most exciting shows I’ve had the pleasure of watching in years! Loved everything about it …locations, suspense, characters and most of all Ashley Judd! Finally a show for the ADULTS – but we don’t seem to count anymore!

  6. Zoe says

    I finally looked online to see if I could find out when Missing was returning – and to my dismay I discovered it had been cancelled. How ridiculous!! It is obvious the show had quite a following. If there is a chance it can be resurrected, please do so!! I’m a huge fan of Ashley Judd, but the show was terrific too.

  7. Shirley says

    Please, please bring back missing! I can’t believe its cancelled my family loved watching that show. Great story line and wonderful acting

  8. Sandra Bocanegra says

    Ratings are dumb- a good, quality, mind-challenging show with fabulous actors and writing, and people aren’t interested??? How sad for America. Ashley obviously worked her tail off to flesh-out a very challenging role, the writers are incredibly gifted, and the other actors as well. Scenery and surroundings were so interesting. Please, Hollywood, some of us enjoy a stimulating, interesting show, not just junk! Waketh upeth, please!

  9. Lynnette Mc Dermott says

    We mostly watch CBS or cable shows and we don’t have a TV guide in our paper any longer, so it was just an accident that led us to find Missing. We loved it, especially becuase Ashley Judd was on it, and she is a wonderful actress. We didn’t see how they could keep it on as long as they did, but then the twists & turns occurred! Many questions were answered, but we would love to see the rest of the episodes or finish it with a special (which, if advertised properly, would probably bring a huge demand for the series). We love anything with Ashley Judd in it! Please advertise more for shows like this.

  10. Penny says

    I just can’t believe that this wasn’t a successful show, perhaps its the fault of the network and their stupid timing slot. Certainaly was not the fault of the actors, scriptwriters etc. This show had everything, suspense, love, thrilling scenery. I miss it very much and am completely blown away there won’t be more of it………. Terriby sad

  11. craig says

    I agree this was a great show full of suspense, I thing it was om wrong night of the week at wrong time of year put it back on a sunday night

  12. Aubry says

    SOOOO upset they cancelled this show!! I find it so hard to believe that it didn’t do well. Maybe it should have been publicized better but there is no way THAT many people didn’t like it!

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