Late last week, it was revealed that ABC had cut the first season of their new Blood & Oil TV show, from 13 to 10 episodes. Does this mean that the series has been cancelled or does it still have a shot at being renewed for a second season? How are the ratings?
On Blood & Oil, young couple Billy (Chace Crawford) and Cody LeFever (Rebecca Rittenhouse) move to Williston, North Dakota to seek their fortune. Billy’s drive attracts the attention of oil barron Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) and Hap takes him under his wing, much to the dismay of Hap’s son Wick (Scott Michael Foster). The rest of the cast includes Amber Valletta, Adan Canto, India de Beaufort, Miranda Rae Mayo, and Delroy Lindo.
The series debuted on September 27th and attracted a 1.36 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.36 million viewers. It was a disappointing start for the new drama. Both Once Upon a Time and Quantico (Blood & Oil’s lead-in and lead-out programs) did much better which could mean that some viewers specifically tuned out for the new series.
The ratings saw a reasonable drop in week two but then saw a huge tumble in week three — falling to a 0.86 in the demo (down 31%) with 3.91 million (down 26%). Viewership dropped another 11% in week four.
While some new ABC series have received full season orders (Quantico and Dr. Ken), the network has cut Blood & Oil’s episode order. While the network hasn’t officially cancelled the series, it’s clear they have no intention of making any more episodes unless there’s a surprise upturn in the ratings.
Word is that the cast and crew are currently filming episode eight. Episodes nine and 10 are likely in pre-production. Hopefully there’s still time for the writers to give the series some semblance of a satisfying conclusion.
What do you think? Do you like the Blood & Oil TV show? Do you think that it should be cancelled? Would you keep it on the air if you ran the network?
Bring it back! I really liked this show and then all of a sudden it was over. I am so tired of all the stupid reality shows. I want something with a storyline.
Bring back Blood & Oil
HEY ABC!!!!!!!! You didn’t hear us when the comments were almost at 3000 and now they are almost at 4000! (You have another comment section for this same show with almost 900 comments!!!) YOU SCREWED UP AND YOU ARE STILL NOT LISTENING TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS!!!!!!!! BRING BACK BLOOD & OIL!
YES…. I was really getting into this show….Blood & OIl is like a modern take on “Dallas” (even better than the remake)
Please please please….bring back this show.
I really liked it!!!!
I love this show. Not sure what’s wrong with ABC, or how they’re testing viewership, but this show is amazing, intriguing, and keeps me wanting more. Love the twists & turns. First, you love a character, then you don’t. Then, you don’t trust a character and then they go & get human on you, but then, no – whoops; they’re back to their old ways. We need more shows like this.
I loved the show! Don Johnson was great and he’s still got that charisma he displayed in Miami Vice! Please bring it back!
I loved the show! Don Johnson was great and he’s still got that charisma he displayed in Miami Vice! What is wrong with you all?? Please bring it back!
I absolutely loved the show ‘Blood & Oil’ and watched it every week when it came on. I did not realize it had been canceled. After the last episode, I thought it was the end of the season. So I set my DVR to record any new episodes that should come on, but it hasn’t recorded anything for this show in over a year & a half. So I just Googled it & read that it was canceled! ABC, I don’t watch much TV. But I REALLY loved this show! And I am VERY DISAPPOINTED that you did not give… Read more »
Not really sure what ABC were thinking, when they cancelled this superb show, reminded me a great deal of the earlier Dallas and Dysentery as I call it. The show had real potential and promise, we all know these things can be a little cheesy and tongue in cheap but hey we all need to escape sometimes.
So bring it back, let Joe public decide!
Jon B UK
Great show my wife and I love it
It was a great show! Loved it. Please bring it back
please bring Blood & Oil Back. We r 11 in this hse & we all love it You have an outstanding program