North Dakota Based Oil Soap Opera 'Blood & Oil' Loses Over One Million Viewers In Its Second Week


ABC’s new drama ‘Blood ¬†& Oil’, which is based on North Dakota’s Bakken oil boom and is supposedly set in the state despite being shot in Utah’s Rocky Mountains, got modest ratings in its debut last week.

Unfortunately, the show’s ratings got even more modest in week two. In fact, Don Johnson and the rest of the cast drew over a million fewer viewers this week.

The premier of the show last week drew 6.3 million viewers. This week, though, the show was down to 5.2 million viewers.

“ABC’s ‘Quantico,’ meanwhile, continues to look good, matching last week’s premiere score even though lead-in ‘Blood & Oil,’ the North Dakota oil drama starring Don Johnson, sagged and is clearly the network’s weak link on the night,” reports Variety.

“The net had to be pleased that 8 p.m. veteran ‘Once Upon a Time’ (preliminary 1.8 rating/5 share in 18-49, 5.3 million viewers overall) held steady in its second week after looking sluggish kicking off its season, but ‘Blood & Oil’ (1.2/3 in 18-49, 5.2 million viewers overall) fell 0.2 from its modest bow of last week,” the article continues.

We’ll see if the ratings trend continue, but if this observer’s opinion is worth anything, this cheesy and almost offensively inaccurate soap opera has probably already hit its ratings high water mark.