Missing: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Missing TV showHere are the ratings for the Missing TV series — the TV show in which a former CIA Agent/mom (Ashley Judd) searches for her missing son. The first season of Missing typically airs Thursday nights at 8pm on the ABC network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Missing will be cancelled or renewed for a second season. Check out our ABC ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final series averages: 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.59 million total viewers.

Episode 01-10: Thursday, 05/17/12 (series finale)
1.3 in the demo (+18% episode-to-episode change) with 6.53 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.45 in the demo with 7.59 million.

UPDATE: Missing has been cancelled.

Episode 01-09: Thursday, 05/10/12
1.1 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 6.37 million; fifth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.47 in the demo with 7.70 million.

Episode 01-08: Thursday, 05/03/12
1.2 in the demo (-14% episode-to-episode change) with 6.32 million; tied for fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.51 in the demo with 7.87 million.

Episode 01-07: Thursday, 04/26/12
1.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 6.98 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.56 in the demo with 8.09 million.

Episode 01-06: Thursday, 04/19/12
1.4 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.23 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.58 in the demo with 8.28 million.

Episode 01-05: Thursday, 04/12/12
1.4 in the demo (-7% episode-to-episode change) with 7.91 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.62 in the demo with 8.49 million.

Episode 01-04: Thursday, 04/05/12
1.5 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 7.24 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.68 in the demo with 8.63 million.

Episode 01-03: Thursday, 03/29/12
1.5 in the demo (-6% episode-to-episode change) with 7.87 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.73 in the demo with 9.09 million.

Episode 01-02: Thursday, 03/22/12
1.6 in the demo (-24% episode-to-episode change) with 8.81 million; fourth place at 8pm, third at 8:30pm.
Season average: 1.85 in the demo with 9.71 million.

Episode 01-01: Thursday, 03/15/12
2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 10.60 million total viewers; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 2.10 in the demo with 10.60 million.

It was an okay start for Ashley Judd and company. Former occupant Wipeout had been attracting a 1.5 in the demo and it’s of course important to remember that the debut was opposite American Idol. In the fall, Charlie’s Angels also debuted in the 8pm timeslot with a 2.1 in the demo and was cancelled not too long afterward because the numbers dwindled downward. Will the same happen to Missing? Stay tuned.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Missing TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a second season?

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  1. ron and rose roman says


  2. Christina says

    This show kept me on the edge of my seat!!! And they canceled one if not the best show on tv!!!! Network just left me hanging!!! Bring it back PLEASE!!!! Try a new time slot, something !!!! Love all the actors in this show ,, storyline suspenseful !!! Loved it!!!!

  3. JENNY says

    I can’t believe this show is being cancelled it was a really good show it was our family’s favorite program. First I started watching the Event then it was cancelled now this show. I agree cancelling Missing is a Huge mistake. Bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Once upon a time and Missing are our family’s favorites

  4. Angela says

    PLEASE bring this show back! It was so action packed every week that it seemed to last longer than an hour. It always kept me on the edge of my seat. One of my favorite shows in a LONG time, and I’m so disappointed it’s not coming back. This was so much better than half the crap on tv these days!

  5. says

    I am so sick about not only Missing but just about every new show on major networks. I will never again get invested in a new shoe on CBS, ABC, or NBC again, I am done Heroes, Missing , V, GCB, and serveral more TV shows all cancelled after the networks build these shows as number one hits and than capture your interest they cancel them. Well they’ve cancelled one to many now and if Honey BOOBOO is what they want you to watch and such other trashy shows than that’s what I will tune into. ABC, NBC, CBS your cancelled

  6. stephie says

    I agree; Missing was the best show on TV last season and I couldn’t wait to find out
    what happens to Ashley Judd this season…what do you mean it isn’t coming back!!
    It was the most exciting show on television and now these ‘ridiculous” other shows
    have gotton priority rating over Missing!!! Can’t figure that out; who is rating these

    Very disappointed,

  7. ann says

    That was my favorote show couldn’t waite for it to come back on.please bring it back cancellation some of those stupid reality shows. We need more suspence movies like Missing loved it bring it back.

  8. Linda says

    OMG! I was looking at the fall line up and realized that I did not see my favorite show Missing. When I investigated why, I saw this article. NOOOOOOOO!!! I LOVED THIS SHOW! This was the best TV series that I had seen in years. What a huge mistake! ABC should cancel some of their stupid reality shows, like Bachelor (how many times does one need to see people date, pick the perfect one and then separate after the show ends. The only thing these players get is short lived fame and a huge ring?) The only reality here is ABC blew it!

  9. Jessica says

    I really love the show missing and was look forward to the season 2. I was so mad when I heared ABC cancelled it. I’d really like it if ABC would change their minds and renew missing for a second seasons.

  10. Linda says

    This series had intrigue and was filled with suspense. I realize that most people watch reality TV. But, what’s so real when its fake. This series had a finesse that other shows have not provided in a very long time. It was adventure for those of us who have had enough of the killing and mayhem that TV has provided lately. Think about what your viewers are saying and ask yourself, “What’s more valuable?” Ratings or better TV?
    Bring it back it’s a good show.

  11. Allison says

    This is riculous, this is the best show since 24! I’m sick of all the cop shows, doctor shows, and reality tv shows, I don’t get how everytime something original comes out, it has to be cancelled. I really thought this show would be on for a while, I guess I shouldn’t get my hopes up when all tv ever does is disapoint……

  12. Monika says

    This is one of only three shows that I felt was worth watching. Yes, the options on TV are that bad. Missing offered great cinematography, fabulous locations, convincing acting, a decent story line and enough action if that is your thing. Cancelling Missing is a HUGE mistake. Seriously?

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