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ABC's Primetime Soap BLOOD & OIL Has Modest Ratings For Its Premiere!



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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Kat Hilderbrand

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.


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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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!


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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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.


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


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.


Say that GURLLLL




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!!!!


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?


The title is horrible!


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..


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.


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!


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


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


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.


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.


I recorded it and have not yet watched it.


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 .


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!


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.

Thomas Jenkins

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
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.


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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Here, she shared her sentiments via an Instagram post on her final tape day at the NBC studios in Burbank.

“And just like that, 2 very meaningful years have come and gone. I have been loved so well today. I will miss this cast. I will miss these people. I will miss this place. I am both heavy and light at the same time. Much love to all, you have left just the sweetest impression on me. Xx #Days”

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Karma is a bitch! ABC announced yesterday that the foodie series The Chew has been axed after seven seasons. 

The Chew lost significant viewers when ABC fired main co-host chef, Mario Batali after reports of alleged sexual harassment over many years. Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, and Michael Symon have remained the regular series hosts.

In addition, The Chew dropped 17% with women in the 18-49 demo and this has been its least watched season since its debut in 2011.  As ABC Daytime fans know, The Chew replaced iconic soap opera All My Children, when ABC made the decision to cancel the beloved soap and replace it with the food show.

So, let’s take a look at the numbers: All My Children lasted 41 years, while The Chew lasted 7 seasons. Hmm …

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So, are you glad that The Chew got fried?  Is this justice for All My Children fans who miss their beloved Pine Valley?  Comment below.

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By now, many of you have come across and seen that Michael Fairman On Air On Soaps has evolved into the new and exciting platform, Michael Fairman TV.

I hope you take the time to tour the new site, and enjoy its new look, new features, and extended coverage; which will focus on, and include, not only your beloved daytime soap operas, but primetime television drama, a slice of reality programming, as well as popular streaming and digital series.

This site has been a long time in the making, and we’ve been working very hard behind the scenes to make this transition as smooth as possible.  As with any change, we know that it will take some time for all of us, including me, to get used to it, and adjust to it.

I truly appreciate the community that we have built for the last 10 years, and I value each and every one of you.  As with any new launch, there will be small tweaks and revisions along the way that do come up.  Our goal is to make the best user experience for you, and to bring you the news, interviews, and coverage that you expect from the Michael Fairman brand.

I know many of you are already saying you miss the old Michael Fairman Soaps, but this is an upgrade, not a demolition.  That being said, Michael Fairman Soaps was no longer sustainable as is.  The site needed to grow, evolve, change, and modernize with the times. With modernization, part of that is making the site accessible, functional on mobile phones and devices, which we now are.  While some things can’t remain the same forever, we are always interested in your input.

I am very proud and excited for this new chapter.  I hope you will enjoy everything that is to come, and I appreciate all of your loyal support.  So, let’s christen this site together and celebrate turning over a new page.

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