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ABC Primetime Soap BLOOD & OIL Has Ratings Slide Even As Episode "Hustle and Flow" Is More Solid!

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More trouble in the ratings for the newest addition to primetime soapdom via ABC.  The Don Johnson/Chace Crawford starring vehicle, Blood & Oil slipped again in it’s third week not boding well for the freshman entry.

Ratings reports show Blood & Oil came in with 3.6 million viewers overall and dropped 38% (0.5) from its week two score the previous week.  The series scored a ratings share of 0.8/2 in the 18-49 key demo.  Even Quantico took  a slight spillover from low scoring Blood & Oil.   While it has been the best performing  show in the fall Sunday line-up for ABC, it registered an average of a 1.6 rating/5 share in adults 18-49, and 5.7 million viewers overall, down from 1.9 in the demo.

However, some TV critics have said that Sunday’s episode entitled “Hustle and Flow” was more solid that the first two weeks offerings from the series.  Some of what went down included:  No longer suspecting Wick (Scott Michael Foster) of wrongdoing in the oil heist, Hap (Don Johnson) extends an olive branch when he brings his son in on an exciting new venture. But when Billy (Chace Crawford) attempts to join the deal, tensions soon reach a boil. Meanwhile, Sheriff Tip (Delroy Lindo) arrests a prime suspect in the robbery, creating additional pressure for Wick.  Hap rekindles his relationship with his son’s girlfriend, Jules (India de Beaufort), as the stakes of the father-son love triangle heat up.  Elsewhere Ada & her husband have finally opened their restaurant business. Cody (Rebecca Rittenhouse) is thrilled with the success of their new food truck-until she catches Finn (Wilson Bethel) flirting with Ada.  Meanwhile, Billy gets back into business with Hap. When “Koala 1” turns out to be a dud, Billy realizes that he has been played. Billy vows revenge on his former “friend” Hap Briggs.

What did you think of Sunday’s third installment of Blood & Oil?  Is it keeping your interest, or have you tuned-out? Do you think ABC will soon ax it, or can the series find its ratings footing? Share your thoughts below!

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Shane
Shane

I found the show boring. I also think its on the wrong night and time. It’s no Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty or Knots Landing.

mary
mary

I won’t watch a Dallas rip off.

su0000
su0000

No way is it a rip off of Dallas..
The oil boom in ND is very real.. the oil boom towns are very real.
ND oil is current news/happening and a series about ND oil town was created.
Just because it is about oil and and a rich guy does not make it any thing as Dallas nor is it meant to be like Dallas….

davlestev1
davlestev1

Ya put on a show like DALLAS and expect the obvious comparisons. .. they are trying so hard to not be Dallas that they’re doing too little to interest viewers asks keep them madame su0000

davlestev1
davlestev1

AND not ask..lo.ooops.l

Mark Y
Mark Y

What makes it a Dallas rip off? Because of the oil drilling? Or does a large extended family live under one roof and they take their meals together?

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

As Lucy might say:
CANCEL! CANCEL! And do it now!
Show stinks, ABC-TV execs obviously are asleep at the switch.
I’ve said this 100 times before (sorry) they should take the remnants of
One Life to Live and ALL MY CHILDREN and combine it into a night time
soap, bringing new life to the characters of Pine Valley and Landview, thus
keeping soap fans happy and filling a prime time spot.
But no, they probably won’t….because this suggestion actually makes sense.

brian
brian

I agree…. it’s all about All My Children and One Life To Live.

me
me

Take 2 shows that nobody watched, and combine them into one show that nobody will watch…that does not make sense at all actually.

Make no mistake about it: if those soaps were as popular as you think they were, they’d still be on the air. It’s all about money, and ABC never would’ve taken them off if they were making money. It’s time to move on with your life; even the actors on those shows have done that. It’s not healthy.

Tim Welles
Tim Welles

You are most certainly entitled to your opinion but please do not offer me a free psycho-analysis on my state of mental health. I was merely suggesting that they combine Agnes Nixon’s characters into a one hour presentation for a show, nothing more. I did not think that ABC-TV even attempted to combine the two shows nor offer them as abridged (shortened) versions, in other words they didn’t experiement with different inceptions of the two shows. Most certainly, Soaps have already had their “hay” day, they’ve already peaked in popularity and I’m not deliberating that point, nor do I technically even know who currently owns the rights to the shows. It’s certainly not accurate to say “take 2 shows that nobody watched” for many, many fans were upset when the 2 shows were cancelled and unfortunately weren’t terribly successful as “on-line presentations” since Prospect Park was treading in untested waters.
Trust me, I work Ten hours a day (in Healthcare) and I’m not dwelling on (what I consider to be) a purely arbitrary decision on ABC-TV’s part. I’m merely expressing an opinion.

davlestev1
davlestev1

OH MY STATS AND HEAVENS. .. LET IT GO. ..GEEZ

davlestev1
davlestev1

LOL STARS…

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Regardless of stats OR stars in Heaven, they should consider combining the shows and presenting it as an evening drama. Why not? Everything else ABC comes up with lately stinks anyway. No need to worry though, it probably won’t happen….and quite frankly, I don’t even know who has the rights to the shows anymore, abc-tv or Prospect Park….so….

Timmm
Timmm

Tim, sounds like a good idea but ABC is ALMOST out of the soap business and AMC and OLTL are swear words at that network!

su0000
su0000

I like Blood and Oil.
It is not my favorite but I like it, will watch.
Every episode of BO has been been better. And it’s much better than some of junk tv airing.
If watching live– it airs same time as Madam Secretary.

Donna Otero
Donna Otero

Well I love it it’s so much better than some of the junk that’s on there right now it’s one of the few new shows I am watching I sure hope they give it a chance Have loved Don Johnson since Miami Vice and he still got it

Eric Buchanan
Eric Buchanan

Gave it a try, too few major characters and the ones that there are do not make me wanna root for them. All I keep thinking is how inferior this is to the Dallas reboot.

su0000
su0000

Why would you or anybody compare it Dallas?
It is not as Dallas and it is not meant to be like Dallas..

Mark Y
Mark Y

Instead of leading with the drooping ratings, why isn’t this story and the headline about how good this show is and draw more viewers in? This story seems to say “stay away, don’t invest yourself, it won’t last anyway.”

Timmm
Timmm

Sorry Don, I love you but pull the plug! Regroup and do another cop show. Thats your wheelhouse Bubba!

Annie
Annie

At 50 – I love this show. It does remind me of the twist & turns of Dallas & Dynasty. It’s my #2 show- right behind AMCs The Walking Dead- which comes on at the same time. This is why the ratings are down- we’ve turned the channel and will watch Blood & Oil On-Demand/Website later. Move it before you cancel it and see the ratings return.

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Look for fan favorites: Mark Derwin (Ex-A.C. Mallett), Melissa Hayden (Ex-Bridget Reardon), Morgan Englund (Dylan Lewis),, Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Jocelyn Seagrave Fundoukos (Julie Camaletti) on Wednesday, June 10th beginning at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on The Locher Room You Tube channel.

Guiding Light fans will remember the love story of Mallet and Harley, Dylan and Julie, as well as Bridge’ts Relationship with Dylan and of course, the spoiled rich girl Mindy Lewis.

Get your questions ready and join the virtual chat.  To view on June 10th click here,

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News out of TMZ is that former As the World Turns actor, Zach Roerig (Ex-Casey), who went to appear in CW’s Vampire Diaries was taken in by the cops.

According to the report: “Zach was busted Sunday around 2:30 AM in Montpelier, Ohio. Police tell us, officers noticed Zach’s pickup truck did not have a front license plate, so they pulled him over.”

Apparently when the officer went up to the driver’s side window they noticed that Zach’s slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and say he, “reeked of booze”.

Roerig was arrested for  for a misdemeanor and was held overnight in a holding cell.  He was later released.

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Taking part in the walk down memory lane are none other than Josh Duhamel (Ex-Leo), Ricky Paull Goldin (Ex-Jake), Chrishell Stause (Ex-Amanda), Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan), Rebecca Budig (Ex-Greenelee) and Melissa Claire Egan (Ex-Annie).

But that’s not all folks! Daytime Emmy winner, Debbi Morgan will participate in a live virtual chat with EW.com today beginning at 3 p.m. EST/12 p. m. PST.  Now will be your chance to hear from the one and only Angie Hubbard from the beloved ABC daytime drama series.

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