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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
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
Rodd

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!

davlestev1
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)
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
Theresa

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

Eddie
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
davlestev1

Say that GURLLLL

JUDY
JUDY

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

Coco
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
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
Timmm

The title is horrible!

su0000
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
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
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
Joe

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

davlestev1
davlestev1

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

Rose
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
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
Mo

I recorded it and have not yet watched it.

Aria
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
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
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
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
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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Carlivati Sr., who is very proud of his son, looks to be donning a medical lab coat as a physician in a photo shared on social media along with Kayla (Mary Beth Evans), one of Salem’s most busy and most respected doctors.

Ron told SOD about his dad appearing on the show that he writes: “It’s funny because I’ve been in soaps for over 20 years and my dad would watch to see my name on the credits but rarely get into the show. Somehow, I don’t know what clicked in for him, he’s obsessed with Days of our Lives. He does not miss it.”

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