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25 September 28th, 2015 ABC’s Primetime Soap BLOOD & OIL Has Modest Ratings For Its Premiere!

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Sunday night, the big winner for ABC was the premiere of Quantico, while its lead-in the new soapy drama, Blood & Oil scored modest ratings for their debut outing.

The Don Johnson/Chace Crawford starring vehicle about a conniving oil baron and a young upstart couple delivered to the alphabet network 6.3 million viewers and 1.4/4 in 18-49 demo. The series grew 7% in total viewers over its lead-in Once Upon A Time, but was down 36% from Resurrection’s premiere a year ago in the same timeslot.

Quantico was the highest rated on the night’s ABC programming block and getting the most solid reviews, while Blood & Oil has not been a favorite of TV critics – often comparing it to a poor man’s Dallas!  The show came in with 7.1 million viewers, and 1.9/6 in 18-49, which was up by nearly 50% from the network’s Revenge in the same hour a year ago. It built on Blood & Oil by 36% (0.5) and, in an especially good sign, held its rating in the 10:30 p.m. half-hour.

So, did you watch the premiere of Blood & Oil?  If so, what did you think? Did you also check out Quantico? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

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  1. Kat Hilderbrand says:

    I did watch Blood and Oil and loved it. I liked seeing Anne Sward from ATWT on for just a moment. I liked the young couple a lot.

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  2. Rodd says:

    I want to give it a chance (no pun intended) and see where it goes.

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  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I watched it a little…i think the writing, production and acting was too ambitiuos…it tried too hard to be good…not much of a plot, and no likeable characters…lacks the addiction of previous primetime soaps…i believe they thought the were going to outdo Empire and it backfired….Empire is well made soap with likeable characters you remember…thats the major difference between the two…i still prefer daytime serials like Days!

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    davlestev1 replied

    On my DVR… thanks jimh..your review is the one I most trust but I’ll watch it to see

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Always take a look to get your own opinion…you might like it better than me…i might check out future eps. to see if my own opinion changes…i usually take another look just in case.

  4. Theresa says:

    I thought it was awful. The Dallas reboot was far more entertaining. ABC should have obtained that from TNT.

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    Eddie replied

    I didn’t care for it either.

    It seemed to me to be product of Northern Exposure meets Dynasty/Dallas.

    I wanted to like it for the sake of Scott Michael Foster, but no cigar.

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    davlestev1 replied

    Say that GURLLLL

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    JUDY replied

    TOTALLY AGREE….45 MINUTES ENOUGH…..DALLAS WAS FAR BETTER……

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  5. Coco says:

    I will give it another viewing and decide then. I do know that the plot should have been something other than (Oil) . They are Cowboys it did not have to be about oil like Dallas!!!!

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    Mo replied

    It is apparently based on real life–finding a lot of oil in ND. No one had done a show based in ND before. So you’re saying that if a story has already been done, it should never be done again?

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    Timmm replied

    The title is horrible!

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  6. su0000 says:

    I will give it month/4 episodes.
    It should pop by then if not then I can’t waist my watching time on it..
    It well my turn into something intriguing..
    (it’s the phony southern accents that I don’t care for..

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    su0000 replied

    oops the southern accent was in a different show lol
    I have a friend in ND she lives a few miles from the boom towns..
    She said lots of drugs, prostitutes, and unbelievable high prices..
    small one bedroom apts going up to 5-6, 000 a month..
    A shot of whisky 20.00 ..
    they did build housing for the workers, but they still pay dearly.

    it is lively but not as on Blood and Oil, the times they went there it was not like in the show.

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    Timmm replied

    I’m with you su0000. 4eps. I invested three summers into “Under the Dome” and they left the viewers high and dry! I will not fall for that BS again!

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  7. Joe says:

    Blood & Oil i give about B It’s not great but not bad,,,, Quantico was a major hit i give it A+

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    davlestev1 replied

    The FBI of GreysAnatomy..can’t wait to see DickWolfes Chicago Med

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  8. Rose says:

    I just can’t get into oil being the backdrop theme of this show. We’ve been there when oil was a “glamorous,” hot topic with ‘Dallas’…which I loved. Too bad because I like Don Johnson. But what’s a guy to do on tv anymore…be a lawyer, doctor, law enforcement, criminal, zombie, politician, superhero? So we’ll see where this show goes.

    But I did love ‘Once Upon A Time’ season premier.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Oh Rose I LOVE ONCE UPON ATIME! From the first episode on, a fantastical, magical journey full of spectacular costumes, imagery and imaginative storytelling. Yet somehow thru all the fantasy we love the characters and the dynamics BETWEEN th characters too.

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  9. Mo says:

    I recorded it and have not yet watched it.

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  10. Aria says:

    Chace Crawford is all it takes to keep me watching , he truly is eye candy I can’t resist. I’ll watch him read the phone book .

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  11. Adam says:

    I watched and it was boring as hell, this show was truly awful, they took off REVENGE for this show, wow, wake up ABC.

    This show will not last, as for Quantico, awesome!

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  12. Jane says:

    Johnson delivered well but over all our young couple shouldn’t have had that much brass up against the very rich Johnson or any of their dealing.
    Did that couple forget that there is such thing as birth control, she does work in pharmacy and yeah I didn’t like Johnson’s son much.

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  13. Thomas Jenkins says:

    As usual, ABC-TV missed the Ball.
    They made a gigantic daytime error by eliminating the iconic soaps, ALL MY CHILDREN and One Life To Live….and their evening primetime choices are
    horrendous.
    If they want to do an evening Soap…..combine the elements of All My Children with One Life to Live, call it PINE VALLEY or call it LANDVIEW starring Susan Lucci and
    Erika Slezak and Julia Barr and you will have something.
    But no, no, they wouldn’t listen to a suggestion such as that, because it would be a
    sunday night blockbuster and the guys at ABC are idiots.

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  14. Cooter says:

    I’m from ND so I wanted too see how it was. Being from here I expected it to be a little like the area should be. Not so much. I think I may watch one more episode but thinking it will be coming off the DVR list.
    Disappointed so far!

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