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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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Kat Hilderbrand
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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.

Rodd
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Rodd

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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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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!

davlestev1
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davlestev1

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)
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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.

Theresa
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Theresa

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

Eddie
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Eddie

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.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Say that GURLLLL

JUDY
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JUDY

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

Coco
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Coco

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!!!!

Mo
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Mo

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?

Timmm
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Timmm

The title is horrible!

su0000
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su0000

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..

su0000
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su0000

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.

Timmm
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Timmm

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!

Joe
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Joe

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

davlestev1
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davlestev1

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

Rose
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Rose

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.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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.

Mo
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Mo

I recorded it and have not yet watched it.

Aria
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Aria

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 .

Adam
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Adam

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!

Jane
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Jane

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
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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
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.

Cooter
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Cooter

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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Coming up on Days of our Lives, both Lani and Eli Grant will be written off the canvas to facilitate the departures of Lamon Archey (Eli) and Sal Stowers (Lani).

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Archey who stepped into the role in 2017, has made the decision to leave the long-running NBC soap opera, and will last air the week of July 4.

As for Stowers, she will last air on Friday, July 1st, and given her current storyline, it looks like Lani, who has confessed to murdering TJ (William Christian), will either be sent to prison, or will exit Salem with Eli.

This would not be the first-time that Stowers has departed DAYS.  After her debut in 2015, she was off the Salem canvas for a six-month break in 2016, before returning to the show through 2022.

We will share more information on Lamon and Sal’s exits as it comes to light.

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In some heartbreaking news, two of The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy nominees, Jason Thompson (Billy) and Melissa Ordway (Abby), both have tested positive for Covid-19 and will now be unable to attend tomorrow night’s 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards to be telecast on CBS.  The actors were in Monte Carlo, Monaco last week for the 61st annual Monte Carlo TV Festival.

Thompson, a previous Emmy-winner, who is up in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, shared the news via an Instagram video and also expressing in his post: “After 2.5 years of dodging Covid…I finally tested positive! I’m very sorry to say I won’t be attending the @daytimeemmys tomorrow night and that’s a bummer!! To all my fellow nominees and friends, I wish you all the best, have a fantastic night celebrating what we do. To the best fans in the world, like most of you I will be watching from home cheering on our favorites on @cbstv!! Thank you for an amazing year @youngandrestlesscbs and @sonypictures. I’ll be back to work in a week or so to try and earn another invite to the big night!!! Lots is love! ♥️”

Meanwhile, Melissa Ordway then shared she also tested positive for Covid. Ordway is a first-time nominee in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category.  In a heartfelt message, Melissa stated: It has always been a dream of mine to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award and to bring my parents to the show. It was about to come true, until I tested positive for Covid yesterday afternoon. I’m so disappointed that I won’t be able to celebrate with everyone on Friday. I’ve cried lots of tears.  Thankfully, I’m asymptomatic. I’m super grateful no one in our home is sick. What a blessing.  To my Daytime community, have the best time. Wish I could be there but I’ll be watching from home and cheering on all of the nominees! Y&R bring home the gold! Love you all! And to everyone at CBS and Sony thank you for everything. So grateful to play Abby. @youngandrestlesscbs.  To my amazing parents, I’m so sorry that this weekend has fallen apart. I was so excited to attend the awards with you. This nomination was because you always believed in me. I love you. To everyone who’s cheered me on, sent me well wishes and love and support, it means more to me than you’ll ever know. I love Daytime and I’m honored to be a part of this talented group! Cheering from my couch! Xoxoxo Melissa”

We send our well-wishes to Jason and Melissa for a speedy recovery.

So, what did you think about Jason and Melissa’s heartfelt posts that they will miss the Daytime Emmys due to Covid-19? Comment below.

 

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Two-time Grammy winner, Michael Bolton, will perform during this year’s telecast of the Daytime Emmy Awards.  The broadcast is Friday night, June 24th live on CBS (9pm EST/delayed PT) and streaming on Paramount+.

Bolton will sing his new song “Beautiful World” and will also sing during the In Memoriam segment honoring those in the industry who passed away since the previous Daytime Emmys.

Michael has now sold over 65 million records worldwide.  He continues his humanitarian efforts through his Michael Bolton Charities, where as he explains it, “To make a difference in people’s lives, support organizations on the frontlines of the struggle against domestic violence, and to give women and children dealing with trauma a real chance for a better life.”

You can check out Michael’s new song below.

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